Eilen Jewell on the Middle Fork of the Salmon 2024

November 14, 2023

A Dream Come True

Eilen Jewell, photo credit: Beth Herzhaft

Eilen Jewell, Photo credit: Beth Herzhaft

What could make a prime-time Middle Fork of the Salmon trip even better? We were hard-pressed to think of a single thing, until Eilen Jewell agreed to join us next summer, 2024. We are beyond excited to welcome this Idaho-born singer song writer for nightly campfire serenades. Eilen has yet to explore this part of her back yard, and invites you to join her in an adventure of a lifetime!

There is something truly magical about music on the river. As many of you know, the river is inspirational and its very essence can easily spark any dim light inside of one’s self. Music and the river have an innate relationship with one-another, and when you have the opportunity to indulge in this marriage, it is absolutely an experience of bliss.

In this context, any campfire singer is elevated to the status of a rockstar, drawing people closer together and warming souls. Now, throw a real rockstar into the mix and what we have is a river trip made for pure perfection. This is a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to knock anyone’s socks into the sand, so call up your best friend, surprise your parter with the Christmas gift from utopia, or whatever you have to do to seize the day on this rare and sweet Middle Fork trip of a lifetime- we can’t wait to share this time with you!


This is a 6 day Middle Fork of the Salmon river trip starting and ending in Salmon, Idaho. Chill and take in the views on an oar boat, try your hand at the crew-powered paddle boat, take an inflatable kayak out for a spin, or try all three! The trip includes:

-Access to and from the river, including a flight to Indian Creek boat ramp where the trip begins.

-6 days and 5 nights in Idaho’s premier Frank Church Wilderness area.

-75 miles floating through beautiful canyons with fun and exciting whitewater guided by our savvy crew of friendly and experienced river guides.

-Campfire cooked meals, crafted with love in our five-star river kitchen.

-Camping gear.

-Musical entertainment from Eilen Jewell!

Paddle boat and inflatable kayaks headed toward Goat Creek, the final tributary of the Middle fork of the Salmon


August 28-September 2, 2024


Wilderness River Outfitters is hosting Eilen Jewell for nightly music around the fire on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River! Eilen Jewell is a Boise born and raised Idaho native, who has since risen to the ranks of Idaho’s finest singer song-writers. In her thirteen albums she ranges in genres spanning Americana-country-blues-folk and gospel, with an other-worldly voice that is sure to lull you to your happiest place. If you haven’t heard of Eilen, but you like the genre, you may have already heard her on Spotify with hits such as this rendition of Eric Andersen’s “Dusty Box Car Wall”.

You can stop pinching yourself, this is a real-life opportunity! Just a recap: A Middle Fork Salmon river trip with nightly private concerts river-side, world class dutch oven cooking, one of Idaho’s wildest rivers, ALL in the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness. Don’t miss out on this special offering, seats are sure to book quickly!