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Hells Canyon Jet Boat Trips & Lodging

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3252 Waterfront Dr, White Bird, ID 83554
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Killgores are a respected feature of the Whitebird/Salmon/Snake area. I was hoping for a little more enthusiasm from Kurt. However, the trip was very routine, probably due in part to the low flow of the Snake this year (a poorly kept 'secret' by the trade (raft & Jet) for both Salmon and Snake). There was very little history of... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met Kurt Killgore at Pittsburg Landing, I had just floated Hells Canyon and I had left some important personal property at a camp upstream. I enlisted his help to stop during his jet boat tour and retrieve these items at a camp from days before. I was able to get the property back the next day, his eagerness to... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's basic RV camping, but all you need-- electric and water, restroom (1!) is across the "street" and shared with the 4-5 cabins. Big advantage is you are ready for the boat tour the next morning. The Wi-Fi is actually better than the last two KOA's! Beautiful spot.

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Americus, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The jet boat trip down the Snake River in Hells Canyon was really fun. It takes a full 45 minutes to drive from the lodge to Pittsburg landing in the canyon. Don't be late! We stopped a few times as we headed toward the dam, saw some fire in the Oregon hills, rode through some fun rapids and then stopped... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went on the full day jet boat ride last weekend and had a amazing day out in the canyon. The hosts were excellent and in comparison with other jet boats we saw in the canyon that day, it did seem like Kilgore boat and tour was much better quality. The reception in the office was very friendly and got... More 

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Prosser, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our museum's travel group took the Wild River Tour with Kurt and Homer May 22nd. Most of our 27 participants were in their 70's and 80's and...THEY LOVED IT! Several people told me it was one of their life's dreams fulfilled! Killgore Adventures treated us with generous amounts of TLC and were a joy to work with. The lunch was... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We've been doing this ride for five years straight and absolutely love it. The ride stages out of the Killgore Resort and its all three days of the Memorial Day weekend, usually there will be hundreds of riders and all lodging will be totally full in the vicinity. The killgore's are fantastic people and there lodging facilities are outstanding-perfect. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Let me first say that you should also read reviews under Killgore Adventures because there are more reviews there and they are one and the same! This river adventure and fishing operation is run by a local family (The Killgores) who have a small motel and RV park along a sandy piece of the Salmon River. It is a beautiful... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stayed here the night before our jet boad trip. The motel is on the bank of the reiver and you can hear the water from your room. White Bird is pretty small and I guess that you would only stay here to visit Hells Canyon, not much else to do. If you are taking a Killgore trip i recommend that... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had 1/2 day to devote to Hells Canyon. Would have loved to do afloat trip, but did not have the time. 2 hour jet boat: saw bear by the side of the river, bald eagles nesting and fledging, early native living site/cave/paintings, old rancher cabin, berry picking, hells canyon dam, or and gorgeous scenery. The lodge with breakfast was... More 

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