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

Camping near the Mountain Village Resort is included in your registration, with the option to rent rooms as well.


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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