Whether you have very small kids and/or dogs in your party, or just want a lazy adventure, rafting's the answer. We offer guided river trips and guests can ride in comfort while being rowed (very nice birding platform), or they can grab paddles and be part of the engine. Between the easy and pretty stretches, there are some more exciting sections that range between Class I and II depending on the river level. All guests are provided life jackets and a cooler is available to pack lunches and drinks.
We can accommodate large parties, but most often run single-boat trips for one group at a time. We have several runs for guided river trips (see below). You can combine a raft trip for part of your group with kayaking for the rest. (See our Kayak
page for more info). We often take pictures on the trip and email them to you later, so you really can groove and let us take care of the details.
When in season (July-fall), blackberry picking along the way adds to the fun! We'll stop at areas that can't be reached by land and provide bags so you can pick berries for fresh eating, cobbler that night, or freeze them and take them home. This can add an hour or more to your trip time and is included in the price.
For river use, we only rent rafts to experienced rafters with local knowledge (meaning they know the channels to choose, where potential hazards exist, etc.). No experience is necessary for raft rentals on Lewiston Lake. We deliver and launch the raft, then retrieve it and the gear afterward. Rafts can be set up to accommodate rowing or paddling and will hold up to 8 people per boat.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call or email to make them (links below).
GUIDED RAFT TRIPS & PRICES for up to 8 people, guide included; shuttle included
#1: Old Lewiston Bridge to Bucktail~several miles long: $250 + 7.5% tax on raft rental portion
#2: Bucktail to Steel Bridge~a bit longer than Trip One: $250 + 7.5% tax on raft rental portion
#3: Old Lewiston Bridge to Steel Bridge combines Trips 1 & 2; our longest trip: $325 + 7.5% tax on raft rental portion
#4: Lewiston Lake~Guided (3 hours; we row): $250 + 7.5% tax/Guided (3 hours; everyone paddles): $215 + 7.5% tax
RAFT RENTALS FOR SELF-GUIDED TRIPS (Lewiston Lake for anybody; experienced river rafters with local knowledge only for Trinity River)
Half Day (up to 4 hours): $150 + 7.5% tax
Full Day: $175 + 7.5% tax
CATARAFT RENTALS: We offer a one-person inflatable cataraft for river or lake use. It is stable, has a very comfortable seat, numerous storage compartments, anchor, oars and oar locks.
Full Day: $50 + sales tax. Add a small trolling motor for $10 per day.
SHUTTLES: Drop off or pick up of raft for non-guided rentals
Lewiston-Douglas City area $25 per drop-off or pick-up (can also include kayaks)
Junction City/Pigeon Point/Big Flat $45
Bucktail Pick-up $15 (we live just across the river!)