China Bar Lodge

Idaho’s Most Remote Wilderness Lodge

China Bar Lodge on the "River of No Return"

China Bar Lodge located in the heart of Idaho's largest wilderness, is the ultimate back country location for adventure on the trails, rivers and mountains of Idaho. Our resort is at rivers edge of the Main Salmon River where views are stunning while relaxing on your own private beach, you’ll gaze upon forested mountains and the free-flowing Salmon River. If you have been feeling like you and your loved ones are a little too “plugged in and unconnected” you need to visit the China Bar Lodge on the Main Salmon River. You will renew family ties with good conversations, nature walks, and evenings around a campfire. Everyone can go their own way during the day and then regroup at mealtimes to relive their adventures. You can make your stay as relaxing or active as you want and will always be surrounded by Salmon River serenity. You can relax on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and the blue ribbon trout fishing.
Private Trips - Planning a float trip, family reunion, company retreat, or small wedding? The lodge is a great location for a private party away from the distractions of every day life. Please inquire about special events.

Map of Main Salmon River


    All China Bar Lodge wilderness retreats will enjoy a 38 mile jet boat ride from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek. This exhilarating jet boat tour through the wilderness on the Main Salmon River is packed with wildlife viewing and photo opportunities while running the rapids with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.

Wilderness Escapes

2 Day Tour 1 Night at Ram House Lodge

Stay and play at the Ram House Lodge and experience what makes Mackay Bar Idaho's premier wilderness destination. A great getaway or fun family adventure with a jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River with whitewater, campfire, great meals and stops at famous historical sites.
Rates ... $305.00 per person 2:00 pickup at vinegar creek return around 1:00 the next day.

3 or 4 Day Wilderness Escape

Escape and reconnect to nature in Idaho's Wilderness, enjoy relaxing on the deck or in the hammock. Take a hike with your fly rod or just listen to the birds and the Salmon River flowing by. If you are looking to reconnect you and your family to nature this is what you need. Take a trip to the River of No Return for an outdoor experience you will never forget.
Rates ... 3 Day 2 Night … $589.00 per person or 4 Day 3 Night ... $849.00 per person

All overnight trips start at Vinegar Creek boat launch 28 miles from Riggins at 2:00pm, you will be back around noon.

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Our Packages

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Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at China Bar Lodge
1 Night
$160 / person

Sleeps 30 Guests

Comfortable Rustic Accomodations

Great Food

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3 Day 2 Night Wilderness Escape at China Bar
2 Nights
$589 / person

Relaxing Wilderness Lodge

Greeat Food

Tour Historic Sites

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4 Day 3 Night Wilderness Escape at China Bar
3 Nights
$849 / person

Reconnect With Nature

Experience the Idaho Wilderness

Solitude, Wildlife, Great Food and Accomodations

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Ram House Lodge at Mackay Bar

Idaho's Premier Wilderness Destination

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