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Area Information
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Riggins is a small town nestled in the Salmon River Canyon of central Idaho. The protective canyon, combined with the 1800-foot elevation, produces a temperate climate year-round. This spectacular setting plus the comforts and hospitality found at The Salmon Rapids Lodge make Riggins an ideal home-base to explore the major national forests and scenic areas of the West.

Recreation

  • Whitewater Rafting - half day to multi day trips, spring and summer
  • Fishing – year round opportunities. Fabulous salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon fishing from jet boat, drift boat or shore. Salmon and Snake Rivers, mountain lakes.
  • Jet boating – fishing, sightseeing, and viewing historical sights
  • Kayaking – on the Little Salmon or Salmon Rivers
  • Hunting – From big game to chukar; hunt by foot, horseback, or drift boat
  • Hiking – trails for every ability nearby
  • Skiing – Brundage Mountain Ski Resort for fabulous powder – one hour away
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Local Attractions
  • Salmon River – the famous “River of No Return”
  • Salmon River Heritage Walking Tour – 21 signed historical points
  • 1 mile from city park, grass, picnic tables and shelter
  • 2 miles from Shorts Bar – A big sandy beach on the Salmon River!
  • 6 miles from Rapid River Hatchery – Chinook salmon, visitors welcome daily, picnic area
  • 4 miles from Hells Canyon National Recreation Area information center,
  • 20 miles from Heaven’s Gate Lookout, hiking trails, viewpoint (HCNRA)
  • 30 miles from Meadow Creek Golf Course, New Meadows
  • 35 miles from Nez Perce National Historic Park
  • 45 miles from the Snake River – Pittsburgh Landing, hiking, boat trips
  • 47 miles from Brundage Mountain Ski Area
  • 47 miles from Snowmobiling Parking Areas
  • 47 miles from Payette Lake, boat rentals, beach, jet ski rental, state park, hiking.
  • 70 miles from points on the Lewis and Clark Trail

Nearby Cities

  • 47 miles from McCall
  • 45 miles from Grangeville
  • 115 miles from Lewiston
  • 150 miles from Boise
  • 210 miles from Spokane

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Dining

  • Within ¼ mile of Cattleman’s, American
  • Within ¼ mile of River Rock Cafe, American
  • Within ½ mile of Seven Devils Steak House and Saloon
  • Within ½ mile of Back Eddy Grill, American
  • Within ½ mile of Salmon River Inn, Pizza and more
  • Within ½ mile of Summerville’s Bar and Grill
  • 9 miles to JC’s River Grill, Lucile
  • 30 miles to Meadow Creek, New Meadows, fine dining
  • 35 miles to Sagebrush Barbeque, New Meadows
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"A North Central Idaho gem. Highly recommend for anyone who needs an extra dose of, "Ahhhhhhh.....""  Patti - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (12/22/2013)
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