Whew, it has been a hot summer here in North Idaho. Whitewater or float trips on any of the rivers that run through this beautiful country are such a great way to spend time with the family and keep everyone cool. Whether you are visiting us here in Coeur d’Alene or any of the surrounding communities, TMI Tours can find a river trip that is perfect for you.
If you have small children, then a day trip through Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River might be just what you are looking for. The water has calmed down a little and the Clark Fork offers roller-coaster waves with intermittent warm pools that invite you to jump right in. These trips leave daily through September 2nd near Superior, Montana and have you back to your vehicle by dinner time. Lunch is served picnic style on a big, sandy beach where the kids can splash and explore. This whitewater experience is suitable for ages 5 years and up.
Also suitable for the younger set, try a 4 -day family camping whitewater adventure leaving every Sunday and Tuesday through September 13th from Lewiston, Idaho. Cascading down 60 miles of Idaho’s Salmon “River of No Return”, everyone will love the whitewater excitement, warm water, expansive white sand beaches and historical sites. This river is famous for it’s rich Native American history and ancient pioneer homesteads tucked into the mountansides and valleys. Kids will love the “River Jester” who will entertain with nature hikes and other special activities just for them. Parents will love camping without the work..let the river guides handle all the details for you. This camping adventure is also suitable for ages 5 years and up.
If you are just looking for a gentle float down a river, try the Spokane River, below the falls. Every afternoon you can relax and enjoy 3 hours of the beautiful Spokane River, letting your cares drift away. The scenery is beautiful, the companionship enjoyable and the water is warm and inviting. Looking for a little longer float trip, then it’s definitely the Coeur d’Alene River you want. With a minimum group of 6, you can get transportation and floats for 1/2 day or a full day and enjoy the clean mountain air and crystal clear waters of the Coeur d’Alene. You’ll have plenty of company because all the locals will be there too.
Call Rhonda or Linda at TMI Tours & Cruises for prices, availability and water updates for these and other great whitewater destinations throughout Idaho and Montana. 1-800-975-777 or [email protected] We are your vacation specialists for the Pacific Northwest.