Founded in 1971, Lewis & Clark Expeditions offers a variety of whitewater float trips and adventures.
Enjoy a trip in a classic-sized, 17′-foot raft or hop in one of Jackson Hole’s smallest guided boat for a wild ride! Lewis & Clark offers whitewater trips, scenic trips, free riverside cookouts with evening floats and cater to every group size from individual to large groups and families.
Classic 8-Mile Whitewater Rafting – Our 17-foot self-bailing Classic Raft is built to handle the Snake River all season long. It carries 8-14 paddlers through all the legendary Snake River Rapids, including Lunch Counter, Big Kahuna, Champagne and Ropes. It’s a thrilling ride for all, with a typical minimum age of 6 (depending on conditions). Rafts launch at West Table and take out at Sheep Gulch in the Snake River Canyon, with 8 miles of Class II and III whitewater interspersed with calm stretches, even some opportunities to swim. Trips take 3 1/2 to 4 hours round-trip from our office at 335 N. Cache in Jackson.
Small Boat, Big Ride – If you’re looking to turn your Snake River experience up a notch, Lewis & Clark is your best choice. No other outfitter offers a raft more exciting than our 13-foot self-bailers. With 4-7 paddling positions, this truly small boat guarantees more thrills per mile than any other on the Snake. It’s not just an “8-man raft.” It’s Jackson Hole’s smallest guided boat. Minimum age is 8-10, depending on conditions. Rafts launch at West Table and take out at Sheep Gulch in the Snake River Canyon, with 8 miles of Class II and III whitewater interspersed with calm stretches, even some opportunities to swim. Trips take 3 1/2 to 4 hours round-trip from our office at 335 N. Cache.
Riverside Steak Cookout – Choose either our Classic Raft or our Small Boat for an amazing whitewater thrill, then top it off with a fabulous steak or salmon fillet grilled at our riverside campsite. Our dinner is served after your rafting adventure is completed so you’ll have the opportunity to dry off, relax, and enjoy your meal. Dinner also includes corn on the cob, potato salad, hot buttery garlic bread, fresh-baked brownies and lemonade. Dinner is free! The Snake River Canyon is a west-running canyon, so the sun shines late into the day (some of our best photos come from this trip because of the strong light). Departure from office at 4:30 pm, dinner around 7:30 pm, return about 8:45 pm.
Scenic Float Trips – Iconic Teton views, our scenic float trips pass through Wyoming’s finest bald eagle nesting habitat. Deer or moose occasionally appear on the shore for a drink, and you’re likely to see white pelicans or other expert fish-hunters like osprey or great blue herons. Beavers and some otters frequent this area as well. On rare occasions we have seen bears. Time on the river is approximately 2 hours. This trip is a relaxing float. The guide will row the raft with oars while guests sit back and watch the scenery roll by. Cameras and binoculars are encouraged. Minimum age is 3. Round trip approximately 4 hours.
- Make sure you are properly dressed and arrive at least ½ hour before the departure time of your trip.
- While tips are not expected, they are certainly appreciated. If you feel great service was provided, then it is appropriate to offer a gratuity.
What to wear: We provide a splash jacket to every customer free upon arrival at the launch site on our whitewater trips. The best clothes are ones that dry quickly. A bathing suit is usually the best way to start. Synthetic shorts or trunks and a light polyesteror other synthetic shirt are fine for warm days. Cool days require a bit more preparation.
If you’re ready for an exciting ride on the rapids of Snake River, book your rafting trip now for the best experience and the best guides in the Jackson Hole area!