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Escape to Sun Valley

Escape to Sun Valley with the National Wildlife Federation

Sunday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

mountain landscape in Ketchum, Idaho

Experience the majesty and wonder of Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains with President & CEO Collin O’Mara and wildlife experts from the National Wildlife Federation. Enjoy world-class trout fishing with pro guides—whether you’re an expert angler or novice. Explore the flora and fauna with local biologists and learn about the National Wildlife Federation’s innovative, market-based strategies to solve land-use conflicts. Sample the best cuisine the Pacific Northwest has to offer on this exceptional trip.


Sunday, July 21: Arrivals and Welcome Reception

Take some time to settle into your accommodations at the Knob Hill Inn. If arriving early, you may relax at the hotel pool, grab a workout at the YMCA, or stroll around downtown Ketchum.

Enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner at the home of a National Wildlife Federation supporter. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your fishing guides and socialize with trip guests. 

couple fishing in a boat in Sun ValleyMonday, July 22: Fishing

Breakfast at Knob Hill Inn is followed by a full day of fishing with your Silver Creek Outfitters guides. Sun Valley is surrounded by many of the finest, most breathtaking and most productive trout streams in the world and Silver Creek Outfitters puts the majesty of these waters at your fingertips. This adventure includes one guide per two anglers and all flies and equipment. Guests are also welcome to bring their own fishing gear, if preferred. Whether this is your first time fishing or you are an avid angler, Silver Creek is staffed with a guide to best suit your needs. A boxed lunch from Perry’s, a Ketchum fixture for 25 years, will be provided while on the water.

Guests will have two dinner options: having dinner on your own to explore downtown Ketchum, or dine at the Grill at Knob Hill, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. The Grill features a casual and comfortable, yet sophisticated environment with distinctly Northwest cuisine.

Tuesday, July 23: Fishing and Floating

Enjoy breakfast at Knob Hill Inn. The full group will float the Salmon River with Silver Creek Outfitters guides. Guests will have the option to float the river enjoying wildlife viewing or fishing depending on personal preference. Lunch will be provided by Perry’s while on the water.

Following a day on the river, cocktails and dinner will be hosted at the quaint and authentic Redfish Lake Lodge in Stanley, Idaho. Built in 1929, Redfish Lake Lodge sits on 16 acres of U.S. Forest Service permitted land on the north shore of this five-mile long glacial lake in the lap of the Sawtooth Mountains. Since its construction, the Lodge has catered to visitors as they come to enjoy the “jewel of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.” Take in the views over rustic and hearty drafts and dishes.

couple hikingWednesday, July 24: Optional Hike and Departures

Optional Morning Hiking Join biologist Becca Aceto of the Idaho Wildlife Federation to learn about the flora and fauna of the Sawtooth Valley and the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Conflict Resolution program.



Traveling guests stay at the Knob Hill Inn on North Main Street in Ketchum, ID.  Within walking distance to downtown Ketchum and close to all the amenities Sun Valley Resort has to offer, Knob Hill Inn is located in a peaceful setting with views of world‐famous Bald Mountain and the majestic Sawtooth and Boulder Mountain ranges. The National Wildlife Federation will reserve rooms for non-local guests.


Pricing ranges from $2,199 for local individuals to $5,499 for non-local couples. Pricing includes accommodations, ground transfers, guided fishing, and hosted meals with proceeds benefiting the National Wildlife Federation’s conservation work. For more information about pricing and the trip, please contact Sharon London (, 206-577-7173).



Contact Sharon London at or 206-577-7173 to reserve your space on the trip or to discuss any further questions you may have.

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