This is simple.
This is beautiful.
This is amazing.
This is minimum-impact living...
...and life-changing moments.
This is magical.
This is far away...
...and close together.
This is fun...
...really, really fun.
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This is where you belong.

River trips create lifelong memories. They are the ultimate all-exclusive vacations; no cell service means better connections, no internet means more interaction, no virtual means all reality. Our goal is to let you forget what day it is and then make sure you remember each day for the rest of your life.

This is friendly.

Taking a trip with us is like having dinner at the home of a good friend: take off your shoes, put up your feet, relax; we’ve got this. Our guides are gracious, engaging, and thoughtful; the kind of people you'd invite to dinner at your house. You will think of them as friends and they will treat you like family.

This is experience.

For 50 years we have been sharing the beauty, excitement and simplicity of life on the river with people who enjoy adventure and appreciate our friendly, informal style. All of this experience translates into great pre-trip advice, well-thought out itineraries, and smooth experiences from start to finish.

This is good.

We are a non-profit organization; we donate our profits to conservation groups working to protect the places where we spend the summer. By taking a trip with us, you are giving back to the environment.

This is ARTA.

Welcome home.

"This was my favorite family vacation ever. My little wishes were to see bears, bald eagles and big fish, and my big wishes were to develop confidence in the water and give my sons a wonderful nature adventure. All of that happened and more."

Jennifer Moulton, Rogue River

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News and Updates


South Fork American Flows -

spacerDespite the drought, we have normal summer flows 5 days per week through Labor Day; after Labor Day it is weekends only.






Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye Salmon -
(Oncorhynchus nerka) - "Sockeye" is a mispronunciation of “suk-kegh”, a Native American word for “red fish" and the wild sockeye of Idaho's Salmon River swim over 900 miles from the ocean, through eight reservoirs and to over 6,500 feet above sea level in order to reach their home waters; farther, higher and past more dams than any other stock of fish in the world.