With white sand beaches, spectacular canyons and abundant fish and wildlife, the lower Salmon River is perhaps the last and best example of a functioning, free-flowing river system left in the Continental United States. It's a vital travel corridor for Idaho's endangered wild salmon and steelhead, an aquatic highway from the pristine spawning streams of central Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. Its canyons are rich in history and provided travel corridors and hunting and fishing grounds for Native Americans for centuries, and for Asian and European immigrants for more than 200 years. Today this river is a national recreational treasure for fishermen, hunters, campers, as well as jetboaters, rafters and kayakers. Wild & Scenic designation will protect historic uses for generations to come.
Music courtesy Dan Costello