Trip Planning

Getting Here

We are located in Cambridge, ID in the Gateway to Hells Canyon. It is a small quaint town, so we recommend purchasing anything you need for your trip before you get here.

The Boise Airport is the closest and most convenient place to fly into and out of. It is a 1 hour 40 minute drive to Cambridge, ID. A rental car is the best way to get here and see beautiful scenic Idaho on the way!


Hotels and Accommodations

Hotels in Cambridge, ID:

Frontier Motel & RV Park | 208-257-4000 | 240 S Superior St. Cambridge, ID

The Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast | 208-257-3555 | 95 S Superior St. Cambridge, ID

Hotels in Lewiston, ID

The Red Lion | 208-799-1000 | 21st Street Lewiston, ID


Pre/Post Trip Activities and Accommodations

Mundo Hot Springs | 208-257-3849 | 3016 Goodrich Rd, Cambridge, ID

Woodhead Park | 541-785-7209 | Located adjacent to Idaho Highway 71, on the Idaho side of Brownlee Reservoir, 23 miles from Cambridge, Idaho.


Packing List

Here are our suggested packing lists. Typically, not all the clothing is needed, but it’s better to bring more clothes just in case. No one enjoys being cold and wet on the river.

Summer Packing List | Spring and Fall Packing List | Cast and Blast Packing List

Please call us at 208-347-3862 if you have any questions or concerns with packing!

Personal Items

  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Camera (waterproof or in a waterproof case)
  • Several Ziploc type bags for personal items
  • Sunglasses with retainer strap
  • Plenty of waterproof sunscreen
  • Small towel
  • Bio-degradable camp soap
  • Moisturizing lotion
  • Chapstick with SPF protection
  • Backup glasses/contacts
  • Personal toiletry items & medicines
  • Good book


  • Short-sleeve shirts
  • Long-sleeve lightweight shirts for sun protection
  • Quick dry shorts
  • Swimming wear
  • Lightweight pants (quick dry is best)
  • Socks
  • Personal undergarments
  • Fleece jacket
  • Rain jacket & pants or poncho
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Knit hat
  • Sturdy sandals with heel strap or water shoes
  • Walking shoes for in camp and short hikes

Optional Items

  • Fishing License
  • Fishing rod & tackle
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Musical instrument
  • Camping hammock
  • Binoculars
  • Star gazing guide
  • Liquor/beer/wine

What America's Rafting Company Provides

  • Life jacket
  • Tent
  • Thick sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag
  • Wet suits (if necessary)
  • Camp chairs and tables
  • 1 large dry bag for clothes/gear
  • 1 small dry bag for daytime items
  • Fishing rods & tackle
  • First Aid Supplies
  • All cooking equipment
  • Meals: Lunch on day 1 through lunch on last day
  • Water and snacks
  • Transportation to and from the river
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