Friday, September 20th

2:00pm Check-In/Setup of camp

5:00-7:00 pm Sandwiches provided first come first serve....

6:00pm Traditional Nimiipuu Welcome and Prayer Service

7:00 pm Healing Journey Canoe Video

Saturday, September 21st


Activities, Workshops, and Tours

10:00am-12:00  Canoe Paddle/Asotin Boat Ramp to Hells Gate Boatramp and also from Hells Gate Boat Lauch to meet Tribal canoes


  5:00-7:00pm Traditional     Dinner/Taco Feed


7:00pm Film Screenings, Dammed to Extinction, Steve Hawley


8:00pm Live Music and Fellowship

Sunday, September 22nd:

9:00am Clean-up and Depart

Rendezvous Campers must register through this site. You cannot register on Hell's Gate Website.


We have reserved two loops at Hell's Gate State Park Campgrounds.


We have an area set aside for tribal tipis!

Canoe families needing reserved campsites should contact Carrie at or call 515.230.9003.  


All other camping is first come first served.  

People must register to be guaranteed camping.  


No more than 8 people can be camped at one site.  And there can’t be any vehicles parked anywhere on the grass.  


We are again asking for $10 per tent and $20 per RV (per night). Cash only.


We’re providing a couple of meals but people should bring breakfast, lunch and snacks.


Alcohol is prohibited in general gathering areas, allowed at campsites.  

Learn more about

Hell's Gate Campgrounds and its amenities by visiting their website!

 Tribal canoe families paddling from Asotin Boat Launch should contact Garry Dorr at or 208-791-6605 .  


All other paddlers will be launching from Hellsgate State Park and should contact Carrie at or


Kayaks, canoes, SUPs and rafts are acceptable watercraft. Keep in mind this is slack water with little current and strong winds. All boaters must wear a personal flotation device.  

  • sunblock

  • sun hat

  • cash for camping (and other optional things)

  • drinking water

  • food and snacks

  • camera

  • extra batteries

  • camping gear

  • a journal

  • an open mind and a good attitude!


River Rendezvous

(Formerly known as "Free the Snake" Flotilla) 

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