Wild and Scenic Snake River - Floating Information

Raft runnig the Bernard Rapid on the Snake River


The following information is provided to help you plan your float trip on the Snake River in Hells Canyon. If you have been on the Snake River on a previous trip, a review of the updated 2014 Floater Guide Summary may still be useful.

2014 Floater Guide Summary


How to Make Float Reservations

The Snake River is part of the 'Four Rivers Lottery Permit Application' process located on the www. recreation.gov webiste.  The four rivers are the Snake River of Hells Canyon, Main Salmon, Middle Fork of the Salmon, and the Selway Rivers.

To make a reservation;

  1. Go to this  www.recreation.gov website link.
  2. Select the "Snake River - ID"
  3. From here you can check date of availibililty, a desciprion of the river, restrictions, required and allowable uses, more information about the lottery system.

Other 4 River Lottery Websites

More information about the lottery system can be found on the Salmon-Challis National Forest website, 4 rivers reservations system webpage.