River Rafting On The Payette


We had the most excellent adventure on the Payette River, thanks to Cascade Raft & Kayak. We were so blessed! The weather was phenomenal…The venue was a first-class operation…The rapids were thrilling! Everything we could want in a rafting trip.

River rafting has been on my bucket list for many years. Last June, Chris had the opportunity to try rafting with this very company, on a business trip with his clients. He was so impressed with this family-run operation, that he made reservations for our crew to give it a try.

We arrived, eager for adventure and…the Payette did not disappoint. The river was flowing pretty fast. We were able to enjoy Class I, II and III rapids over the course of eight miles on the river, north of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.

Photo credit:  Cascade Raft & Kayak

This trip was the perfect introduction to rafting! We received great instruction on how to sit, paddle and keep ourselves inside the raft. In the slow areas the kids were allowed to jump in the water and even ride the bull. This is where you saddle the front of the raft and ride the waves. As you can imagine, this was a huge hit with my tweens.

Our guide was a sweetheart, very knowledgable and well trained. She knew how to keep the trip fun and went out of her way to make it memorable.

We elected for a half day trip. It was enough to hook us all! We are eager to find more rapids and explore another river….though we will be hard pressed to find another river operation that runs as well as this one.

This venue is right on the river. We geared up in wetsuits, as the water is still quite chilly this time of year, and a bus drove us up the river. We then paddled down and ended up exiting the water right on their beautiful property.


To our delight they offer a hamburger lunch…on a great little patio.


Which gave us a little more time to admire the Payette.


This was definitely a highlight of our time in Southern Idaho. Should you find yourself exploring this area, just an hour north of Boise…we recommend you raft with this awesome adventure company! You will not be disappointed.

For more information, visit Cascade Raft & Kayak’s website HERE.


3 thoughts on “River Rafting On The Payette

  1. Wow, amazing weblog layout! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The whole look of your site is great, let alone the content!


  2. So fun! I’d love to do this too as a complete family but I’m guessing we have a few years to wait in that. Trent and I have done it together though and I have fun memories of rafting with my mom as a girl. Your kids will look back on it fondly I’m sure.


    1. Yes, I know this is one of the moments that will stand out in our travels. I can see you all doing this in the next couple of years for sure!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s