Riggins "Idaho's Whitewater Capital" lies between the two deepest gorges in North America, sitting at 1,800 feet in elevation, along the banks of Idaho's very own Salmon River and the Little Salmon River, the longest free-flowing river within the lower 48 states.
It is here, that you will experience some of the best fishing in Idaho. Thousands of salmon and steelhead journey up these rivers to their yearly spawning grounds. Adventures east take you up the Salmon River to the "River of No Return" Wilderness, a name that the Indians used to warn Lewis and Clark. To the west adventures will take you to the Snake River and Hells Canyon. Riggins provides an ideal home base to explore the areas of recreation, history, and scenic beauty.
Annual events include:"Women with Bait" in late January and early February.
The Third Weekend in April, Riggins is host to river jet boat racing teams from around the world including Canada, Australia and the United States.The teams compete for not only cash prize awards but bragging rights for having raced the most exciting and longest running river Jet Boat Race in the US!https://www.facebook.com/SalmonRiverJetBoatRaces
Rodeo Season in Idaho begins with the Riggins Rodeo, the first weekend in May, sponsored by the Salmon River Cowboy Association. And so goes the rest of the summer with events including parades, dutch oven cooking competitions, live music and antique car shows.
Want to go river rafting, fishing or hunting?There are a variety of outfitters that will accommodate your outdoor adventure desires.
Salmon River School District http://jsd243.org/
Riggins Chamber of Commerce http://www.rigginsidaho.com
Information provided by IMLS is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Updated: 21st March, 2019 1:04 AM.