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The RV Landing at Carlson Ranch

Located on the stunning banks of the Salmon River towards the Frank Church Wildnerness, this historical family ranch houses full new RV hook-up sites, cabins, and tent sites! With an elevation of 1,821 feet this is the perfect year-round getaway for those that want to in the heart of Idaho recreation. All sites come with a river view.

Amenities include:

  • 30/50 Amp, Sewer, & Water At All RV sites
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Private Beach Access
  • Overflow Parking
  • Big Rig Friendly / All Sites > 65 feet
  • Boat Mooring
  • COMING SOON
    • Bathhouse With Restrooms & Showers
    • WIFI
    • Verizon Cell Phone Booster
    • Playground

If you want to add an adventure to your stay we have partnered with CM BackCountry Rentals & Adventures. You can rent ahead of time an ATV/UTV, and they will deliver it for you to The RV Landing!

About the Ranch:

The Carlson family has lived on the river since the 1920’s.  Gus Carlson moved to this area when he was 14 and started sheep herding for his uncle.  In 1929 Gus bought his first piece of property and began sheep ranching for himself on the Salmon River.  The ranch is still in operation today by Mick and Gail Carlson.  The rv park and cabins are located within the family ranch.  The bathhouse and rv pads sit in a field that used to be used for lambing sheep and a cattle pen.  The buildings along the river were used to house the sheep and their newborn lambs during the first couple of weeks of their life (Lambing season was March and April).  Keeping the lambs inside and away from predators gave them a much better chance at survival.  The buildings across the road from the rv park were the “cook” and “bunk” house.  The cook “aka” Grandma Gail or a hired cook prepared three hardy meals a day for the herders and lambing crew.  The corral in between the buildings on the river was called the “night corral.”  The night watchman would put all of the sheep inside the corral at night.  Any newborn lambs born in the middle of night would be taken to their own pen with their mother.

1526 Big Salmon Rd, Riggins, ID 83549, USA
132 Big Salmon Road Riggins Idaho 83549 US
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