The 2020 Idaho River Rendezvous will be held in stunning Stanley, ID.

Camping near the Mountain Village Resort will be $10 a campsite, with the option to rent rooms for $70.


For detailed information about our speakers click here.

2-5 PM

IRR Registration and Camping Open

Kelly's Whitewater Park

4-5 PM

Sierra Nevada Happy Hour

Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn

5:00 PM

Welcome to the 8th Annual IRR

Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn

A preview of the weekend to come and thank you to our amazing sponsors!

5:30 PM

IRR Welcome BBQ

KWP Lawn

Horseshoes, volleyball and cold beverages to say hello to your long-lost river friends and start the weekend off with a bang!

7:00 PM

Whitepine Outfitters presents Open Guide Mic

Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn

Tell your Idaho river story!

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8-9:00 AM


Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn

10-11:30 AM

Sammy Matsaw: Shoshone Tribes' Middle Fork of the Salmon Re-connection 

Dagny Deutchman: Idaho Conservation League: Conservation in Guiding

Roy Akins: Idaho Guiding and Community Involvement

Josh Edmundson: Horse Packing for River Guides

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Bre Anderson: Ecology for River Guides, Conservation Through Education

Sammy Matsaw: Shoshone Tribes' Middle Fork of the Salmon Re-connection 

Josh Edmundson: Horse Packing for River Guides

Emily Ambrose - Redside Foundation Sponsored Speaker: LGBTQ 101: Being in Community Respectfully & Inclusively

1-2:00 PM


Community Center

2:00-3:30 PM


Alpacka Raft presents the ‘On the Boat,’ forum for Idaho river users to discuss Culture, Community, and Conservation surrounding lives on rivers.



  • Culture: Sammy Matsaw - Cultural Protocol and cultivating respect while guiding and enjoying being near Idaho’s rivers. Presented by Idaho River Journeys

  • Community: Roy Akins - How to be a integral part of the greater Idaho community as a guide. Presented by The Alzar School

  • Conservation: Dakota Goodman - Our ‘Watershed’ of conservation networks. Presented by The Sierra Club of Idaho

3-3:30 PM

IRR Throwdown Prep

Kelly's Whitewater Park Parking Lot

3:30 PM

Throwdown Participants Meet at Put-In

Upper Wave of Kelly’s

4 PM

OARS Inflatable Throwdown


Come one, come all! Bring your duckies, rafts, and pool toys. This year we are going to have a freestyle competition for all those who paddle inflatables.


Categories are:

  • Mad Splash: Beyond Thunderhole endurance surf

  • Best Costume/Craft combo

  • Ducky Freestyle (Judged event)


    Get ready to throwdown!

    5:30 PM

    Mackay Wilderness River Trips Happy Hour

    Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn

    7-8 PM


    Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn

    8:00 PM

    Idaho River Celebration featuring Juice!

    Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn


    Dance the night away to the funky beats of Juice! and celebrate the beginning of your favorite Idaho season - river season!

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    7:30 AM to 2:00 PM

    Cascade Aquatics & Recreation Center

    Provided to Idaho guides by the Redside Foundation, some services free of charge. Guides wanting blood drawn must fast 8-12 hours prior to bloodwork. Travel immunizations are available if reserved in advance, please contact the Redside Foundation ( for more information.



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    8:30 - 9:30 AM

    Redside Foundation Yoga

    End this years IRR feeling refreshed with early morning yoga

    9-9:45 AM


    Kelly's Whitewater Park Lawn

    10:00 AM

    Kelly's Whitewater Park Amphitheater

    11:30 AM

    Awards, Thank yous & Raffle Drawings

    Kelly's Whitewater Park Amphitheater


    Awards for the OARS Throwdown, raffle prizes and more.

    12:30 PM

    Adjourn & Clean Up

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