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

One of the most unique getaways offered in the lower 48 states, Mackay Bar Ranch offers the perfect venue for all-inclusive vacation packages in a beautiful, private backcountry setting.

Mackay Bar 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.

We cater to large groups and provide one of the most scenic and unique destinations for Weddings, Family Reunions, Travel Groups, Corporate Groups and Special Interest Groups in an exclusive, pristine setting for those seeking adventure, fun suitable for all ages, and unforgettable memories.

Guests 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.

Activities include jet boat fishing, fly fishing, historical jet boat excursions, horse trail rides, hiking and wildlife photography, volleyball and horseshoes, swimming and relaxing on our white sandy beach and other enjoyable ways to enjoy time with family and friends.

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 guard 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 Outfitters provides top quality guided hunts/fishing for:

Hunting, Fishing, Jet Boat Adventures, Weddings,  Group Gatherings,

  • Elk, deer, bear, cougar, wolf, and sheep
  • Chukar and grouse hunting
  • Steelhead and trout fishing
  • Fly fishing on the South Fork of the Salmon River


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