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Payette River Flyer Guided Raft Trips with Bear Valley Rafting Company
Looking for an exiciting adventure for your familiy and group! We have the perfect option with a Raft and Rail combo for a full day adventure. We are proud partners with Bear Valley Rafting Company in offering this adventure.

Your trip will begin in Smiths Ferry with a one way, 45 minute to 1 hour trip aboard the Payette River Flyer to the unloading station south of Cabarton. On your train trip up, you can scout out the rapids, learn about the local history and relax before your rafting adventure. You will disembark the train at the unloading station for the second leg of your 7 mile river journey with our partner.

The 2.5 to 3.5 hour rafting trip is perfect for everyone and takes you through Class II and III rapids on the North Fork Payette River. You will drift through pristine forests and relaxing views along the way. Your journey will take you through the following rapids:

Trestle Rapids - Class III MP 89.59
Wet Spot Rapids - Class III MP 86.1
Smoothie Rapids - Class II-III MP 84.8
Francois Rapids - Class III MP 84.6
Howard's Plunge Rapids - Class III MP 83.5

Our partners will give you a saftey briefing and go over instructions for navigating the Payette River.


Departure Location: At railroad site in Smiths Ferry
Available: Saturday and Sunday, May-Sept @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Rafting Trip Time: 2.5 hours (no lunch) and 3.5 hours (with lunch)

Cost: Adults $85, Seniors $82 and Child (4-12) $60
Cost with Shore Lunch: Adults $95, Seniors $92 and Child (4-12) $70

Please be aware that certain amount of risk is involved and a Participant Agreement will be required by the rafting companies.