Jet boat racers – there could be nearly 40 racers this year, traveling from all over the world – put on an action packed, thrill-filled race for fans and race enthusiasts. This year they’ll be racing and putting on a great show right here in North Central Idaho from April 13 – 21, 2012!
The final leg of this years World Championship Marathon will take place on the Salmon River in Riggins, just 20 miles south of Swiftwater RV Park and White Bird, Idaho. Starting with a Show ‘N Shine on Thursday April 19th in Riggins, racers will have their work cut out for them on Friday and Saturday as they race on one of the most challenging courses anywhere in the world (class ll and lll rapids). On Saturday evening, the World Champions will be crowned in Riggins at a banquet dinner.
Swiftwater RV Park in north central Idaho is only 20 minutes north of Riggins Idaho where the last leg of the 2012 World Jet Boat Race takes place. The campground offers a great value, and is situated directly on the banks of the Salmon River, just outside of White Bird Idaho….and only 17 miles from the international destination of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Enjoy thrilling races by day and starry nights at Swiftwater!
Swiftwater RV Idaho campground offers plenty of safe and secure storage area for extra vehicles, boats, trailers, RVs and ATVs. If you belong to a motorcycle club – or just like to enjoy the great outdoors on your bike – we welcome motorcycle clubs and individual cyclists.
All guests have access to free WiFi, and nice big, clean restrooms, showers and laundromat.
Jet Boat races are interesting and unlike most auto races, jet boats head up the constantly evolving track of river one at a time because the rivers are too narrow and dangerous for side-by-side racing.
Did you know that Idaho has 3,200 miles of whitewater rivers – more than any other state in the lower 48? This year, racers from across the U.S. as well as from New Zealand, Mexico, and Canada will be testing their abilities on Idaho’s fabulous rivers, ending in Riggins on our challenging class ll and lll rapids.
It’s easy and FREE to see the races. Most spectators find a good rapid or a particularly tricky section of the river and watch, holler and hold their breath from shore, but please respect private property. Luckily there is plenty of public land along our Idaho rivers.
April 13 – 15: The St. Joe River, near St. Maries in northern Idaho
April 16 – 17: The Snake River, near Lewiston in the beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley
April 18: The Clearwater River, at Orofino, along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway
April 19 – 22: The Salmon River, at Riggins, just 20 minutes south of White Bird, Idaho
You can engage with this year’s World Jet Boat Race Marathon event page on Facebook .
For more information about staying at Swiftwater RV Park, send us an email by clicking the link at the top of this page, or give us a call at 208.839.2700