Cottonwood Camp Overnight | Fly Fishing on the Snake River
The Cottonwood Camp Overnight Fly Fishing Adventure, located one mile upstream of the South Fork Hilton, takes anglers into the heart of the South Fork Canyon for a two-day fly fishing experience on one of the premier dry fly fishing rivers in the Rocky Mountain West. Nestled against the cliffs of the South Fork Canyon in aspens and cottonwoods, the Cottonwood Camp creates a personal and quiet experience only 1 hour from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Your first day on the water will be spent casting to the banks and structure from the drift boat, hunting sippers and picky trout on riffles, or wading up side channels. With no time constraints, your guide will row you deep into the South Fork Canyon to reach the Cottonwood Camp where a warm comfortable fire and a mouth-watering meal are being prepared for you stream-side by the private camp chef. Complementary wine and beer are stocked at camp and appetizers and hors d’oeuvres will be waiting while the guide gets you acquainted to your own private wall tent complete with sleeping bags, cots, carpet, and wash towels.
Morning starts with coffee and juice as the chef prepares a wonderful breakfast. The second day is a long 16 miles of braided water, deep within the Canyon, giving anglers the opportunity to see all aspects of fly fishing. Floating your hopper pattern along the overhanging brush, sight casting to schools of rising trout on the gravel bars, or wading up some of the tiny side channels to catch big elusive browns are just a few examples of the diversity this river has to offer. Maybe even try your luck at the “South Fork Grand Slam” – Native Cutthroat (Yellowstone or Snake River Fine Spotted Subspecies), Rainbow, Brown Trout and Cutt-bow! Similar to the South Fork Hilton, the Cottonwood Camp Overnight is able to accommodate 8 anglers of all levels and age groups. Please make reservations early; we do not want anyone to miss one of the greatest and most unique fly fishing experiences in the Jackson Hole area.
We primarily fish out of 3 person (2 anglers and 1 guide) row boat style driftboats. The boat fishes best with 1 or 2 anglers. We suggest only adding a third person when it is child as three adults pushes the weight limits of the boat and does not provide adequate fishing to all people present. The boats all have good amounts of dry storage for your valuables and rain gear during the trip. They are very stable fishing platforms and with the built in leg-locks, there is little chance of falling into the river.
*Base price is for 2 anglers
Select additional charge at checkout for third angler
We serve our clients based on their identified fly-fishing needs and preferences. We measure success by meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations on and off the water, whether you are a first time beginner or a seasoned expert. We listen to our clients to build our trips and match you with our guides to create an experience based on expectations, needs and wants. Our staff and guides are always professional. Our professionalism is the product of training, education, experience and synonymous with our code of conduct. We are serious about safety as safety is our paramount concern for guides and clients.
More Pricing Information
You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.
$660.00 Per Night Per Item
$2414.50 Per Experience
Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.
- Professional Guide
- Drift Boat
- Deluxe Tent Camp
- Private Chef
- Fresh Water Spring
- 2 Days of Guided Fishing
- Chef-cooked Meals
- Complimentary Drinks
- Use of Orvis Equipment
- Clothes and toiletries
- Shoes that you don't mind getting wet
- Hat and Sunscreen
- Sunglasses, ideally polarized
Rules & Guidelines
We highly recommend travel insurance to ensure that you are covered in case of unavoidable last-minute circumstances, such as a delayed flight.
In addition to the price of the trip, you will be responsible for purchasing your own fishing license (about $12.75/$14.00 for a non-resident daily), a small selection of flies (8-15) selected for use by the guide for the day, and a gratuity for the guide if you do so choose at the end of the day.
What to wear
The weather in greater Yellowstone ecosystem consists of dry summer heat with occasional rainy days. Even though it may look sunny in the morning, weather moves quickly out here and it is always important to bring raingear in case of the occasional summer shower passing through. We suggest wearing shoes which you don’t mind getting wet (i.e. sandals, old sneakers, Crocs etc. ) as there will be times when you may need to get your feet wet getting in and out of the boat. Additionally, there will be times in the summer where wet wading, in water no deeper than mid calf, will be the best way to put both anglers on fish and it would be smart to have shoes which you don’t mind getting wet. The water temperatures in the summer are cool, but not too cold on the feet.
A hat and sunscreen are necessary for protection from the bright sun and the reflection off of the water. Sunglasses are an important piece of safety gear for protecting your eyes from swinging flies. Polarized glasses are the best choice as they cut down on the glare coming off the water and can help you spot fish.
In the late spring and early fall months, it is advisable to bring along a sweater and jacket for the cooler mornings and evenings. Also in these months it is advisable to bring waders for wading and for getting in and out of the boat.