China Bar Lodge
"river of no return" wilderness
Idaho Wilderness Destination
Jet Boat to China Bar Lodge
China Bar Lodge located in the heart of Idaho’s largest wilderness, is the ultimate back country location for adventure on the trails, rivers and mountains of Idaho. Our resort is at rivers edge of the Main Salmon River where views are stunning while relaxing on your own private beach, you’ll gaze upon forested mountains and the free-flowing Salmon River. If you have been feeling like you and your loved ones are a little too “plugged in and unconnected” you need to visit the China Bar Lodge on the Main Salmon River. You will renew family ties with good conversations, nature walks, and evenings around a campfire. Everyone can go their own way during the day and then regroup at mealtimes to relive their adventures. You can make your stay as relaxing or active as you want and will always be surrounded by Salmon River serenity. You can relax on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and the blue ribbon trout fishing.
Private Trips – Planning a float trip, family reunion, company retreat, or small wedding? The lodge is a great location for a private party away from the distractions of every day life. Please inquire about special events.
We journey up the Salmon River where many turn around, come experience these historical sites and homesteads, Polly Bemis Ranch, Buckskin Bills, Shepp Ranch, Painter Mine, Reho Wolf’s Cabin at Rhett Creek, Jim Moore’s Cabins and Cambell’s Ferry
Enjoy family style dinning prepared using the finest ingredients and served to perfection.
The River of No Return Frank Church Wilderness is packed with wildlife viewing and photo opportunities. It is common to see Big Horn Sheep, Eagles, Otters, Deer and Elk.
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3 Day 2 Night All
China Bar Lodge Escape
Escape and reconnect to nature in Idaho's Wilderness, enjoy relaxing on the deck or in the hammock. Take a hike with your fly rod or just listen to the birds and the Salmon River flowing by. If you are looking to reconnect you and your family to nature this is what you need. Take a trip to the River of No Return for an outdoor experience you will never forget.
4 day 3 night
China Bar lodge escape
Experience a Salmon River Jet Boat Tour and overnight stay at the Lodge in the heart of the Frank Church wilderness. A great getaway or fun family adventure with a jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River with whitewater, campfire, great meals and stops at famous historical sites. Meet the jet boat at the end of the road 37 miles from Riggins at 2pm MT. You will be back around 1pm.
China Bar Lodge
On The Salmon River
How You Get Here?
All China Bar Lodge adventure vacations will enjoy a 37 mile jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek. This exhilarating ride through the wilderness is packed with wildlife viewing, historic stops and photo opportunities while running the whitewater with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.
Fishing Lodge Packages
Walk and Wade Fly Fishing for Cutthroat
This trip features great Cutthroat fly fishing from the lodge only a mile hike to the South Fork of the Salmon River at Mackay Bar in the River of No Return Wilderness. We also have our experienced guides take you by jet boat to pristine and uncrowded tributaries of the Main Salmon River, offering miles of virtually untouched water to explore. Most fish caught are Rainbows, Bull Trout and Cutthroat trout. Most of the streams are within a short jet boat ride from the lodge. These streams are very productive for those willing to walk and wade, and while the fish are not huge the fish are plentiful.
“We had a fantastic trip last weekend fishing. Stayed at the Ram House. The food was amazing, accommodations perfect, and the fishing fantastic! Even for a low steelhead run. Jess is a master at finding fish… I highly recommend Salmon River Tours to anyone looking for a great time on the Salmon River!”
– Wes McClain
Cabin of No Return
As seen on DIY Network TV Show Building of the Grid – Cabin of No Return. A new addition to China Bar Lodge the is completely self contained for those wanting to truely escape into the wilderness. We are offering this 860sq’ log cabin as a vacation rental where you can either choose to prepare your own food or have our staff at China Bar do it for you. The cabin can be reserved for 3 to 6 days and sleeps 6 very comfortably.
Vacation Rental Rates
3 Day Cabin Rental …$2067.00 (max 6 people)
4 Day Cabin Rental …$2456.00 “
5 Day Cabin Rental …$2854.00 “
Call for Reservations – 1-888-893-2820