United States·May 20 - 23 2022
A deluxe “glamping” weekend on the beautiful, Wild & Scenic California Salmon River.BOOK NOW
Women, Wilderness, Whitewater…(and wine?!) We are excited to bring this new trip to AdventurUs Women! Join other women on a wilderness & river experience of a lifetime. The Wild & Scenic California Salmon River is one of the most incredible class IV-V rafting trips in the country. It combines beautiful, lush coastal scenery, a dramatic granite river gorge, endless cascading waterfalls and emerald green waters with a deluxe safari-style camp. Spend 4 days on this beautiful river with other incredible women, gourmet meals, hot showers, sauna, happy hours, wine tasting, camping under the stars. This trip is for women who want to: ✅ Spend more time and take their loved ones safely on the river ✅ Experience fun whitewater in a safe & encouraging environment ✅ Gain more experience with river commands, gear & paddle strokes ✅ Learn how to read whitewater ✅ Learn key safety principles on the water ✅ Gain skills in Wilderness First Aid in remote environments
Women guides, women guests..this weekend is all about empowering women to feel comfortable and competent on the water and in the outdoors. Each day will include skills clinics on and off the water!
Right on the river, the camp is extremely remote, many miles from any cities, and it combines luxury camping, hot showers, a wood-fired sauna, and the Salmon River’s lush coastal forests and emerald green waters, to create an extremely unique ‘glamping’ style experience.
In the late afternoon appetizers will be served at our covered eating area and the bar followed by one of our trademark meals featuring organic and local produce and ingredients. The evening can be spent at the bar, around the campfire, or by the river.
One of the most unique aspects of camp is the wood-fired sauna trailer. Grab a towel and contrast the cool spring evenings with a steam to fully relax after a hard day of paddling. Or combine the sauna with a cold plunge in the emerald green river water. Rinse off in the hot showers and then walk around the trailer and grab a beverage at the pop-up bar.
From experienced adventure divas to ladies who are new to the wild… we have designed this trip so that everyone feels comfortable, included and empowered with new skills.
Optional Wilderness First Aid & Whitewater Skills Workshop: Meet at Ashland Springs Hotel in Downtown Ashland at 7:30am. We will have a brief orientation and then a fun, whitewater and wilderness medicine skills workshop. A light lunch will be provided.
For those who do not want to participate in the optional Whitewater & Wilderness First Aid workshop, our entire group will meet at Ashland Springs Hotel at 3pm on May 20th. We will then travel the scenic drive to the Salmon River Camp, approximately 3.5 hrs from Ashland Oregon. We will enjoy a welcome happy hour, have time to lounge by the river, take a sauna, then dinner and bonfire under the stars. Welcome to the Salmon River Safari Camp! (Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner)
The first day of rafting starts with a big, relaxed breakfast served under the enormous trees of coastal California. After food and plenty of time for that second (or third) cup of coffee or tea, we all gather together for some paddling instruction. Afterwards, we’re ready to tackle the lower section of river, which is filled with big, fun class III, IV, and IV+ rapids, cascading waterfalls, and emerald-green side streams. The day will end back out our base camp with a big dinner, the sauna, a campfire, plenty of time to relax, and anticipation for the next day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner)
The second day of rafting is a big day: get ready for some of the most incredible whitewater anywhere on the class-V Nordheimer section. For many guides this stretch’s combination of big-water rapids and beauty is unmatched. After catching your breath and congratulating yourself and your fellow paddlers on an amazing day we get ready for dinner and another night in the canyon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner)
For the 3rd day on the water, we will switch up the adventure and have the opportunity to inflatable kayak the stunningly beautiful Clear Creek. Clear Creek is like no other stretch of river in the country – it is very narrow with high canyon walls and the water is as clear and clean as its name implies. It is truly a place you have to see to believe. We will choose the stretch with the most ideal water level. After kayaking on Clear Creek, we will say goodbye to our guides and travel back to Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland Oregon (approximately 2.5 hrs). (Breakfast, Lunch)
3 nights deluxe camping at our river-side safari style ‘pop-up’ base camp including camp walk-in tents, hot showers, a wood-fired sauna, and a covered eating area
Gourmet Meals as listed in itinerary featuring local and organic produce and products
Transportation from and from Ashland Oregon to Salmon River Camp (3.5 hrs)
World-Class guides with a minimum of 5 years experience leading trips around the globe
Wine Tasting from local California wines
T-Shirt and Gift Bag
airfare/travel from home to Ashland Oregon
hotels in Ashland
Proof of vaccination is required. Masks will be required on shuttles and when indoors. The pandemic is a dynamic situation that is evolving, as such we reserve the right to change our policies as new information becomes available. Additional details can be found here.
Our deluxe River Safari Camp is a true "glamping" experience. Your cozy setup includes a comfortable cot and pad with bedding, nightstand and light, and view that is hard to beat. After getting settled in you can hop in the sauna, take a quick shower, play games, grab a drink at the bar if you like, and head to our covered hangout area and meet everyone by the fire. The best part aside from the sauna? We will be camping here all 3 nights so no packing and un-packing each day.
You must be 18 years and older to attend.
We recommend getting travel insurance for all of our trips.
This trip is great for both adventurous beginners and experienced rafters in good physical condition. Guests will need to be able to follow guide instructions, aggressively paddle, and self-rescue (lift head out of water, turn onto back, orient body with feet pointed downstream) in the unlikely event that they wind up outside the raft.