True Nature

True Nature

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Four-Season Fun

in the Heart of Wild Idaho

Something happens when you get way, way off the beaten path. Time gets a little slower. Your to-do lists go out the window. Out here, it’s just you and the Great Wild West, and this place is every bit as epic as the stories say. The stars are brighter, the rivers are wilder, the air is clearer, the snow is deeper. Heck, even the mountains seem higher. Before you know it, you’ll remember what it’s like to just be you, a little piece of this big earth.

You’ll get back to your true nature in no time.

Lochsa River whitewater rafting

The Wild & Scenic Lochsa River is navigable only during the short, high-water season, which typically runs from end of April through mid-June. We highly recommend booking your rafting trip with the experienced guides at Three Rivers Rafting out of Kooskia, Idaho,  Mammoth River Adventures out of Lowell, Idaho – or – book with ROW Adventures out of Kooskia, Idaho.  Rafting, River-boarding, or kayaking the Lochsa at its peak is a relentless adventure, so be sure to book your cabin at Lochsa Lodge the night before or after your rafting adventure to make the most of your experience!  If you’re not staying at Lochsa Lodge, check out our restaurant while in the area.

Weather in Powell, Idaho

Current Weather

light rain 58° F 57° F | 61° F

Extended Weather Forecast

  • Aug 30, 2023 light rain 57° F
  • Aug 31, 2023 overcast clouds 51° F
  • Sep 1, 2023 broken clouds 52° F
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Cross-Country Skiing • Snowshoeing • Snowmobiling • Hot Springing • Hiking • ATV/UTV’ing • Whitewater Rafting • Horseback Riding • Fishing • Huckleberry Picking • Mountain Biking • History Exploring • Hunting • Birding • Relaxing • And so much more!

Jerry Johnson Hotspring

This natural hot spring is tucked into the forest just 10 miles from the lodge. It’s a local favorite in the fall and winter, making it the perfect place to end a day of snowy adventures (or worth the trip all on its own!).

Whitewater Rafting

Rafting season on the Wild & Scenic Lochsa River is short and intense. In May and June, high water creates roiling rapids that will test your adrenaline and endurance. Come experience the pure power of Mother Nature on a guided raft trip — we’re happy to connect you with pros who can introduce you to this untamed stretch of water.

Fly Fishing

Now is the time to cast your line! From just before Memorial Day to the end of November, anglers from around the country travel to fish the Wild & Scenic Lochsa River. Will you catch salmon, kokanee, steelhead, or trout? There’s only one way to find out.


The Lewis and Clark expedition once traveled through these lands, and you can walk in their footsteps. Ask us about the best wilderness trails for the season and set out for an epic adventure.