I stopped for lunch in a beautiful rest area on the banks of the Salmon River. Then I continued south a while before making a stop at the Rapid River Salmon Hatchery outside Riggins, Idaho. It was constructed in 1964 by Idaho Power as part of its fish conservation program. It has an annual production of three million young chinook salmon. They remain in the final rearing pond for approximately ten months, growing from about 2.5 inches to 5.5 inches in length before being released into the Snake and Salmon Rivers. Maximum capacity for the final rearing pond is two million fish.
At New Meadows I picked up ID 55 South to Cascade, where my last stop of the day was at the Water's Edge RV Park on the north side of town.