Best Rafting Company

Cascade Raft and Kayak

Since the '80s, the Long family has offered fun, exciting and stress-free floats down several stretches of the Payette River. Cascade Raft and Kayak also teaches a variety of whitewater kayak classes, including intro to kayaking, roll clinics, river rescue seminars, kids camps and an annual 12-day instructional kayak adventure in Chile.

2nd Place: Payette River CompanyWhy spend an afternoon whitewater rafting, when you can stretch it out to three days? Payette River Company gives its adventurous customers the chance to experience the beauty and the thrills of the South Fork Payette River. The trip includes class III/IV rapids, a visit to Kirkham Hot Springs, two nights of camping at PRC's private campsite complete with a gourmet kitchen, and excellent views of the Sawtooth Mountains. Whitewater, starry nights, campfires and guitars—the ingredients for a perfect trip.

3rd Place: Bear Valley Raftingb>—Banks, Idaho is made up of one building: Bear Valley Rafting. Situated at the confluence of the north and south forks of the Payette River, Bear Valley offers half-day and full-day trips on the Payette. Add to that a special riverside barbecue catered by BVR, and you've got your river trip made.

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