As a small company we are able to give the most personalized and comfortable experience that any Jackson Hole river outfitter has to offer. Our guides are seasoned outdoor professionals who typically have experience running rivers across America and the world. They are equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide a professional, entertaining and educational outing on the Snake River.

We are the last stand-alone family-operated whitewater rafting outfitter left in Jackson Hole. All we do is run rivers and Lewis & Clark is the only company we own and operate. We are not part of a chain or conglomerate of companies, and we are not owned by a large corporation. We thank you for choosing Lewis & Clark for your river adventures and allowing our family to share the beautiful Snake River with you!

About Karen & James

MEET THE Team

Clare Stumpf

Nickname: Air Clare, Clare Bear, C-dawg

Hometown: Oakland, CA

College/University/Major: University of Rochester- Psychology/Philosophy, University of Colorado- Masters of Environmental Policy

What brought you to Jackson? Mountains, wolverines, the whole Moose thing

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 6 years

How long have you been guiding on the Snake? 6 years

What other activities are you involved in? Pickling various vegetables, ascending large pieces of granite, groovin’ to bluegrass and funk, telling stellar jokes

Life Motto: Hydrate or Die-drate

Favorite Quote: “How deep is the river here?”

Anything that defines you: Living in a van in the general vicinity of the river

Jess Tuchschererer

Nickname: Ol’ Man River

Hometown: Little America, WY

College/University/Major: University of Montana-MA English Literature and Bakery Science

What brought you to Jackson? Hitchhiking

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 20 years

How long have you been guiding on the Snake? 8 years

What other activities are you involved in? Teaching English at Jackson Hole High School, yodeling, power lifting, ant farms

Life Motto: Tina, you fat lard. Come get some dinner.

Favorite Quote: “Nihilist, huh? At least it’s an ethos.”

Anything that defines you: My spirit animal is an otter

Joe Smith

Nickname: Camoté

Hometown: Lancaster, MA

College/University/Major: UMass Amherst- Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation

What brought you to Jackson? The Wild Yonder

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 11 years

How long have you been guiding on the Snake? 7 years

What other activities are you involved in? Working down on the snake farm

Life Motto: Have a good time all the time

Favorite Quote: “BEST DAY EVER!”

Anything that defines you: I have the best j-stroke at Lewis and Clark

Luke Ledwell

Nickname: Lil-Lukey

Hometown: Charlemont, MA

College/University/Major: UMass Amherst-Civil Engineering

What brought you to Jackson? Ran away from the desk job to follow my river dreams

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 14 years

How long have you been guiding on the Snake? 8 years

What other activities are you involved in? More river time, working at a reptile house

Life Motto: “Spirit of the river”

Favorite Quote: “Yeah buddy!” -Me

Anything that defines you: I wanna run rivers foreva and just be the cool uncle

Orion Hatch

Nickname: Seamus

Hometown: Dedham, MA

College/University/Major: A Volkswagen Passat

What brought you to Jackson? A Volkswagen Passat

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 8 years

How long have you been guiding on the Snake? 4 years

What other activities are you involved in? Underwater penmanship, general debauchery, candle-lit dinners

Life Motto: Don’t live your life based on mottos

Favorite Quote: “No.” -Rosa Parks

Anything that defines you: All forward

Otis (in memorial)

Nickname: Odie, Shop Dawg

Hometown: Jackson, always

College/University/Major: L&C School of Good Doggos

What brought you to Jackson? My Mommy

How long have you been guiding whitewater? I have a life jacket

How long have you been guiding on the Snake? Woof

What other activities are you involved in? Hiking, eating grass, playing with my cat brother Wally, following my mom everywhere

Life Motto: Where’s Mom?

Favorite Quote: “Such a good boy, Otis!”

Anything that defines you: Where’s Mom?

What They Said About Us

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Really cool rafting experience. Well organized. Easy to find. They communicated to us every thing we'd need to bring (though, of course, we didn't...) and expect, so no surprises on the trip. Bus ride was quite out and back from the launch was ...quite an experience as I haven't been on a school buses in a long time (for the way back, remember to ask where the heated seats are). Guide was a lot of fun and definitely made the whole experience enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Darryl Ford

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Lovely way to spend an afternoon, floating down the Snake River under the skilled guidance of Zina who shared great tidbits of local info, pointed out lots of aviary wildlife (bald eagles were abundant!), shared funny quips that made all on board enjoy the trip. Don't forget your binoculars, if you have them! The few Class I "rapids" were great fun. Transportation to and from river was comfortable and clean. Would definitely book again!!!

Elaine Borawski

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This was a spur of the moment activity for us, but we were so happy with our decision to float with Lewis and Clark. Ben and Nancy were personable, knowledgeable, and so much fun! The entire boat was so sad when it was over because it was that good! We even contemplated booking another float later that day.

Erica M.

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We had a great time with Alex our float guide for our morning 13 mile trip down the Snake River. Alex did a great job navigating us down the river, pointing out the wildlife and turning the boat around so we could get pictures. We saw a moose, sawbill ducks, pelicans, eagles, marmot, ducks, and geese. We had a great time. The weather can be a little chilly on the water so bring an extra layer just in case. We definitely used ours. We went May 22nd so still a little early in the season. We'll definitely use L&C again for our next trip.

Lanette Ferguson

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180 Powderhorn Lane
Jackson, WY 83001

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Available Positions

River Guide

Lewis & Clark only hires river guides with previous professional guiding experience. Our guides row or paddle both "Scenic" Float Trips and Class III whitewater raft trips. On whitewater days you'll run from 1 to 5 8-mile whitewater trips. On scenic float days, you'll guide 1 to 3 13-mile trips. Must have current CPR and 1st Aid certifications.

Location: Jackson, WY

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Commercial Bus Driver CDL

Our Commercial Drivers must possess a valid CDL with both passenger and airbrake endorsement. This is a customer forward position with some guest interaction. You will drive guests to and from the river multiple times each day. While guests are on the river you have free time to take a hike or read etc.

Location: Jackson, WY

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Office/Customer Service

ition is never dull…you are the lifeblood of the company facilitating everything that happens at the main office. Duties include answering the phone, making reservations, checking in guests, renting gear, selling/stocking merchandise, light housekeeping, washing gear, end of day reporting, cash management, and opening and closing procedures.

Location: Jackson, WY

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Guide Van Driver

This position is for someone with confident driving skills who want to spend the entire day outdoors at the river. Arrive early each morning and help the guides gather gear for the day and secure the rafts to their trailer. Drive your crew 25 miles to the river put in and get set up for the first trip.

Location: Jackson, WY

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Contact

180 Powderhorn Lane

Jackson, WY 83001

(307) 733-4022 info@lewisandclark.com