The Middle Fork Lodge is located approximately 100 miles northeast of Boise. It is on the banks of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and in the heart of Idaho’s famous 2.3 million acre River of No Return Wilderness Area.

Most guests access the Lodge by charter plane. A veteran back country pilot can fly you from Boise, Sun Valley, Stanley, McCall or Challis airport. Your flight time will be approximately one hour from Sun Valley and Boise and thirty minutes from Challis, Stanley, or McCall. You will land at the Thomas Creek Airstrip where our staff will meet you for a short drive to the Lodge.

Boise and Sun Valley are serviced by major U.S. carriers and provide ready access for corporate aircraft. International guests from Pacific Rim countries should plan to enter the United States via either Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle, and then continue on to Boise.

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Jay Hagenbauch

"This was quite a trip. It was a rugged and physically challenging experience, in country that was even more beautiful than normal as the leaves had begun to change. I've done a fair amount of hunting and, therefore, have a yardstick by which to measure the organization and professionalism associated with any particular hunt. You should know that the crew represents you incredibly well. They are organized and hardworking, yet retain a great sense of humor and are very enjoyable to be around. Their knowledge of the area and its wildlife is really impressive. More importantly, the ethical standards that they employ in their guiding and their sense of strong stewardship for the land on which we camped and hunted are first rate. Even if our results had not been so good (which they absolutely were!), I could not be more complimentary of their efforts and the credit that they bring to The Middle Fork Lodge."