China Bar Lodge

Idaho's Wilderness Fishing Destination

China Bar Lodge – Sportsman’s Retreat

Our jet boats and skilled captains give you a unique ability to catch Steelhead in the most remote and uncrowded places in Idaho.Let us help you hook into an Idaho Steelhead (ocean run Rainbow Trout) while taking in the wilderness of the Salmon River Canyon and it’s wildlife.  We strive to provide the highest quality Idaho Steelhead fishing adventures available. Steelhead fishing with us will give you the best opportunity to hook into that Steelhead you have always wanted.

All China Bar Lodge adventure vacations will enjoy a 37 mile jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek. This exhilarating ride through the wilderness is packed with wildlife viewing, historic stops and photo opportunities while running the whitewater with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.

We are located in the prime location for Idaho Steelhead and our lodges offer a unique advantage for our fishermen to be successful along with great food and accommodations. Our lodge location at China Bar and also at Mackay Bar provides for an exciting opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime in one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states. Catching Steelhead is what we live for, let us bring you the dedication and quality you deserve and expect.

Jet Boat Fishing Packages

3 Day 2 Night Steelhead Trip
All-inclusive fishing and lodge experience on the Salmon River.
$795.00 per person (5 min.)
4 Day 3 Night Fishing Vacation
All-inclusive Steelhead fishing and wilderness lodge adventure vacation.
Rate ... $1170.00 per person (5 person Min.)
3 Day 2 Night Wilderness Escape
Summer adventure for the whole family, enjoy the warm waters of summer in the Idaho Wilderness.
Rate ... $589.00 per person (5 person Min.)

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Why Choose Us

We fish some of the most spectacular wilderness in the country. Mountain River Outfitters is permitted for more river miles in Idaho than any other fishing outfitter. If the conditions are not great on one section we can get you to the fish on another. We operate both jet boats, rafts and drift boats to make sure you get the best experience possible and to allow us to get places no one else goes.

Hells Canyon is awesome in every way, the best year around fishing in Idaho. The Snake River offers consistent water temperatures to give it the highesty fish per mile river section anywhere. Choose from warm water Bass, prehistoric Sturgeon or ocean run King Salmon. We use Rafts and Jet Boats to get you through the challenging whitewater on 1 to 6 day adventures.

The River of No Return is the largest un damed rivers in the lower 48 and has hundreds of miles of natural spawning of wild Steelhead. The Salmon River has breathtaking scenery and is teeming with wildlife as most of it flows through Idaho’s Wilderness. The Salmon River boasts some of the best wild and hatchery runs of Steelhead in the nation along with great Trout, Bass and Salmon.

The drift boats at MRO are clean, comfortable and are equiped with heaters for fall and winter fishing. Our jet boats are well maintained and are designed specifically for the Idaho rivers we run and the fish we catch. Our fly fishing rafts are perfect for those multi day summer fishing adventures.

You will not be disappointed with the rods and reels and all the terminal tackle we provide. We take clients with all experience levels although some equipment may fail if not used correctly. Our guides work tirelessly on keeping our quality fishing tackle in good working condition and replace it regularly.

No matter if your on a 1 day trip or a 3 day 2 night in Hells Canyon or enjoying the good life at one of the Lodges.  Our menu is a combination of the highest quality ingredients prepared as if at a high end restaurant.


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16 years in a row

Idaho's Premier Wilderness Outfitter

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