General Information

June 23, 2019

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is a national showcase that holds 652,488 acres of history, adventure and natural beauty!

Experience 5 rivers…the tributaries of the Clearwater, Grande Ronde, Salmon and Imnaha Rivers while traveling on the Snake River of Hells Canyon.

Travel through vast reaches of remote wilderness located along the borders of eastern Washington, western Idaho and eastern Oregon.

Intermittent stops at historical points of interest along the way allow you to experience rustic remains of the settlements of early miners, pioneers,and Native Americans. Discover numerous geological facts, view diverse and abundant wildlife and plant life all from the safety and comfort of your U.S. Coast Guard certified tour boat, uniquely narrated by your U.S.Coast Guard certified tour captain. You will pass through many sets of rapids as your Full Day jet boat tour encompasses just under a 200 mile round trip into the deepest river carved chasm in North America.

Approximately an hour and a half after your tour departs, you will make your first stop for a coffee break with bathroom facilities at our river front Heller Bar Lodge. Enjoy complimentary juice, lemonade, ice tea, hot coffee, assorted black and herb tea’s, hot cider and cocoa. Ice water is available on the tour boat all day.

Your lunch stop is at Historic Kirkwood Ranch and Museum, where you will enjoy a self guided walking tour and a taste of early 1900’s canyon life. This is the one time homestead of Idaho Governor and US Senator Len Jordan and his wife Grace where they raised 3 children and 1000’s of sheep. View the original ranch house and the Sterling bunkhouse which houses a small museum of pioneer and Native America history. There is also a blacksmith shop, old farming equipment and scenes from the past.

Lunch includes deli sandwich with condiments, fresh cut vegetable cup with ranch dip, potato chips, chocolate chip cookies and choice of beverage enjoyed among the peaceful oasis of green grass, picnic tables and shady spots of Kirkwood Ranch. We will have coolers of water, soda and alcoholic beverages available for your pleasure!

Wear comfortable clothing such as jeans tennis or deck shoes, shorts and swimsuits in warm weather. Bring a light jacket for morning departures and evening returns.

The tour departs from 700 Port Drive, Clarkston, WA, at 8:00AM sharp (dock behind Quality Inn). The tour returns at 5:00-6:00PM.

Questions? Please Contact Us.

Register for Tour

Register below by submitting the online form or downloading the print form, emailing the completed form to Michelle@idahocattle.org OR mailing the completed form to:

Idaho Cattle Association
PO Box 15397
Boise, ID 83715

Jet Boat Tour Registration is due by June 1st to the ICA Office - Cancellations are Non-Refundable after June 1st.

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