Home of Unforgettable Adventures

Surrounded by the Gospel Hump Wilderness and sitting on the banks of the wild and scenic Main Salmon River, Shepp Ranch is a haven from today’s hectic world. Located on the north shore of the Salmon River at its confluence with Crooked Creek, this area is truly remote. The nearest road is 15 miles away. Shepp Ranch provides visitors the opportunity to explore unspoiled natural surroundings, much as founders Charlie Shepp and Pete Klinkhammer did in their day.

In addition to our popular Steelhead fishing trips and guided hunts in the spring and fall, guests can also enjoy all the amenities of the Ranch itself. Shepp Ranch provides accommodations in 6 comfortable and rustic cabins, each with their own private bath and wood-burning stove or fireplace. The Ranch is a great place for wilderness adventures, as well as for warm interaction with family and friends.

Owners Tim and Madeleine Turnbull and Ranch managers Wes Gregory and Christina Castelanelli will welcome you along with our congenial crew. Visitors may arrive as strangers but everyone leaves as part of the Shepp Ranch family.

Weather

Summer temperatures range from 70-100°F during the day and 55-70°F at night. During these months there is a possibility of thunderstorms. Spring and Fall temperatures range from 40-70°F during the day and 30-50°F at night.

Books

To learn more about this area, you might enjoy reading River of No Return by Johnny Carrey and Cort Conley. If you are driving through Idaho, try Idaho for the Curious. Both books are available from the Ranch before or during your trip. Shepp Ranch has an extensive library for your reading pleasure with books on local history and several of the local characters.

We invite you to join us at Shepp Ranch. Bring your sense of adventure and leave your worries behind. Come relax and enjoy our western hospitality.

Tim and Madeleine TurnbullOwners