After the nearly disastrous crossing of the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho, Lewis and Clark described their arrival in Clearwater Country as "finding paradise". Clearwater River Company is dedicated to providing factual tours of discovery on the river as well as in our private riverside tepee camp. We strive to satisfy your interest in Clearwater Country, the Native American perspective, Lewis and Clark's expedition, the beckoning of the northwest passage and the natural history of our spectacular area of Idaho.
There are five main areas where we concentrate our efforts.
1) Camp Tours.
A cultural experience that includes Native American instructors.
A hands on curriculum that stimulates creative exploration and learning in our camp
programs and activities.
2) Fishing Trips.
Fully guided & outfitted trips with experienced guides.
3) River Tours.
Adventurous journeys on the historic Lewis & Clark Trail.
4) Base camp for camping and fishing.
a) For fishermen who do not need a guided trip.
b) Use our centrally located facilities for a base camp.
c) We can provide lodging and meals.
d) Rent a tent or RV site.
5) Custom Tours.
School, active senior, scout groups and families have enjoyed tours designed
specifically to meet their interests.
Tours may be designed with an emphasis on history, primitive living skills, or Native
American culture. A curriculum is designed to meet those goals.
We work with several other licensed outfitters that offer trail rides, backpacking and
Backcountry fishing trips.
Other cultural and historical attractions in our area can be included in your itinerary.
Camp time dictates which activities and subjects can be covered. On a typical ½ day tour you will learn fire-making techniques, cordage and beading. You will throw a tomahawk and shoot a bow & arrow. Talk with and learn from a Native American staff member. The activity list is extended along with the time spent in camp. Please refer to our camp activity list.
River tours feature team-building skills in maneuvering the big longboats. Subjects covered on the river include river ecology, dams and fish, wildlife and management, geology, explorer, voyageur and Clearwater Country history. Again, the list of activities increases as the river time grows.
We offer interest and beauty that is not geared for the masses. A truly unique experience - free of that packaged, commercial feeling.
Our goal is to assist learners of all ages in developing awareness, knowledge and skills of Native Americans, Lewis & Clark, primitive living, fish & wildlife and our shared environment.
We believe in learning by doing and we focus on developing an awareness and
appreciation for the natural world.