We regret to inform you that we will not be offering the overnight camp experience this summer. Look for the return of this trip in 2019!
Our most unique adventure starts with a scenic float at dusk before you arrive at our beautifully located private riverside campsite. You’ll enjoy a hot dinner with your choice of steak, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs or a vegetarian option. Then s’mores around the campfire before you wind down and sleep under the stars in a custom teepee. The next morning after a freshly cooked breakfast, you’ll finish your trip with 8 miles of exhilarating whitewater before you call it a day.
This trip uses 8 man boats for the 8 mile whitewater portion of the trip. If you are booking your trip for more than 8 people, you need to make 2 reservations, one with 8 people and the other with the remaining number in your party. You can also contact our office and we will be happy to do this for you.
If you wish to take the 14 man boat for the whitewater portion, please contact our office.
We welcome larger parties, please contact our office for assistance with this reservation.
At dusk, travel an 8 mile stretch of lazy river to our riverside campsite. Dinner and breakfast are served by the campfire. Finish your overnight adventure with heart-pounding whitewater the next morning
Dinner: Feast on your choice of a delicious grilled steak, chicken, hamburger or hot dog. Served with cowboy baked beans, baked potatoes, corn, fresh green salad and the favorite around the campfire “s-more’s”. Vegetarian option is available upon advanced request. Lemonade, hot cocoa, tea, coffee or water will compliment your meal.
Accommodations: Each tepee is furnished with 2 cots which include sleeping bag, pillow and sheets. We can make accommodations for additional family members.
Breakfast: Enjoy fresh pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and fresh fruit. Cowboy coffee, tea, cocoa and orange juice round out your meal
After breakfast you will cross the river, drop off those dry packs and we will then help you paddle an eight‐person raft on a wild water ride through rapids on the Snake River.
Season: NO TRIPS OFFERED FOR SUMMER OF 2018
Age limit subject to change due to water level.
Thirty minutes prior to your trip departure, please meet at our South Office, which is located at 1450 S Hwy 89.
Need transportation to the office?
No problem. We offer complimentary transportation from most Jackson Hole and Teton Village locations.
13 Mile Scenic Float trip with LunchTheodore D
“Our guide Pat did a great job with all the information when we came upon locations and wildlife he spotted birds in location we wouldn't have noticed them. My wife and friends had a great time and it was a great experience ( lunch was good too) our guide made the whole trip a great memory for us I would highly recommend this trip to any one Great Job thank you”
River TripTripAdvisor Comment
“We called last minute with a group of 11 people ranging in age from 7 - 73. They booked us immediately. Everyone at Sands was overly friendly and kind. The bus driver gave us a guided tour of the area on our way to the river (completely unexpected). Ben, our guide was over the top fun and friendly. Engaging our children, finding the best spots on the river for a safe but thrilling ride. My kids, wife and I will never forget this trip.”
Scenic and Whitewater Combo TripDonNHeidi
“We did the morning scenic trip with Justin who was knowledgeable, fun and helpful. We stopped for breakfast and the camp cook was terrific. The scenery was beautiful. We enjoyed it very much. Then we had Troy for the white water trip and he was a riot! He was very competent and made everyone feel at ease with the trip but even more he was very entertaining . Troy had a great rapport with everyone on the raft and kept us laughing . It was a thrilling experience that we would love to do again.”
8 Miles of WhitewaterTheresa L
“Yale guided us on a fun, safe & entertaining trip down the beautiful Snake River. This was our daughter’s maiden voyage on a whitewater trip & she immediately said "when can we do that again?!”
8 Mile WhitewaterTripAdvisor Comment
“Took my kids on their first whitewater rafting trip and they had a blast! Rapids were not too big since it's the end of the season, but it was just right for my 8- and 11-year-old. Austin was a great guide and hilarious (although don't believe any of his stories...) The staff was friendly and helpful.”