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The Hub of

Idaho's Wilderness

Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch is an Idaho back country ranch, located along the main Salmon River.

One of the most unique getaways offered in the lower 48 states, Mackay Bar Outfitters provides top quality guided hunts, fishing trips and all-inclusive vacation packages, all in a beautiful back-country setting. We cater to large groups, families, or individuals who are seeking an adventure of a lifetime.

The ranch is located along the banks of the famous “River of no Return” Salmon River and encompasses one of the largest outfitting units in Idaho. Nestled in the Frank Church Wilderness Area, guests can experience over 273,000 acres of road less adventure including 75 miles of the pristine main Salmon River.

Recreational activities include:

Choose between a private cabin or individual room or experience a rustic night stay in our fully furnished wall tents that we set up for large groups. Enjoy home cooked meals in the lodge and then enjoy friends and family’s company around the lodge fire, river front patio, or white sandy beach.

The ranch boasts a private airstrip, boat landing, its own hydropower facility, a guest lodge, outfitters license for several backcountry guided activities, and a variety of guest cabins and rooms. Ranch guests typically arrive by our coast gaurd certified jet boats but can get to the ranch by small plane, raft or your own private jet boat as well.

Our privately owned back country airstrip  at just under 2,000 feet is one of the best airstrips on the river.

Mackay Bar is a bonded and insured Idaho Outfitter. Idaho Outfitter License #17840