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The Boathouse Shop

The Boathouse Shop: 204 East Wallowa Avenue in Joseph (2 blocks east of the gas station)

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Summer Hours:
5 days a week Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend, 10AM-5PM (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

As we move into our 16th year, we’ve compiled quite a list of items our guests have requested both prior to and following a trip with us. We have Shop-door2searched high and low for the perfect river and adventure related items. If you have a specific question about an item or brand, give us a call: 877-426-7238. In additions to these items, we also rent Stand Up Paddle Boards for the day in Joseph. So if you’re in town longer than your trip length with us, get out on Wallowa Lake with one of these fun boards! Below is the list of items available in our store:

Stand Up Paddle Board Rental:

$50/day/board & $300/week/board


  • Long-sleeved sun shirts & hoodies (Patagonia)
  • Fleece tops
  • Fleece vests
  • Nano Puff Vests (Patagonia)
  • T-shirts
  • Sarongs: a variety of beautiful patterns available


  • Personal Dry Bag (NRS – Watershed Ocoee & Chattooga Dry Duffels)
  • Sun Hats (Fun raffia river/cowboy hats and nylon hats)
  • Baseball Caps
  • Sunglasses
  • Croakies (eyeglass holders)

Gear for the River

  • Water Bottles
  • Hydro Flask: stainless steel vacuum water bottles that keep liquids cold/hot for 24 hours- perfect for the river
  • Klean Kanteen stainless steel bottles
  • Sunblock – Sun Bum for both adult and youth
  • Waterproof Camera Cases
  • Chapstick with SPF
  • Carabiners for water bottles, etc.
  • Soap: Dr. Bronner’s Biodegradable Camp Soap
  • Guidebooks for the River (local cultural and natural history books)
  • Books about Adventurers on our Rivers
  • Star Gazing Guides
  • Journals & Sketchbooks
  • Frisbees
  • Kites (Prism)
  • NRS Webbing Straps

Gift Items

  • Winding Waters Coffee Mugs (made by a gifted local potter)
  • Winding Waters Travel Coffee Mugs
  • Winding Waters Drinking Glasses (hand blown by 1 of our guides)
  • Winding Waters’ Blend Coffee (the blend we use on the river roasted locally for us by Red Horse Coffee Traders, Joseph, OR)
  • Pure Beef Cookbook by Lynne Sampson Curry (Lynne is a Joseph, OR resident, good friend and gourmet chef who recently published this outstanding cookbook about how best to prepare grass-fed beef.)