Whitewater Rafting on the American River

Whitewater Rafting on the American River

Detail Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Detail Led by a local guide
Detail Vegetarian meal option available
Detail Lunch included
Detail Small group ensures personal service
Detail Popular choice with kids
Detail Ideal choice for families
Detail Family friendly
Detail Excellent value for money
Detail Duration: 6 hours
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You will have an amazing day of white water rafting fun and adventure. This is going to be something special for you as you travel around and enjoy a new world. It is going to be a wonderful experience that you will not want to miss out on. You will get a chance to get away from the hustle and the bustle of the city and you will have a wonderful time as you enjoy a great day rafting and it will be led by a local guide who knows the area and who will make sure you are having a lot of fun. This is a popular choice for the kids and it is the ideal choice for families were looking to get away from the world and just have fun in nature by themselves. This is an excellent value for your money and you will not want to miss out on this amazing adventure. You will get to enjoy the whole day rafting as well as enjoy a delicious lunch with a vegetarian option as well. You will meet at the River Park Resort in Lotus California and from there you'll be getting started on your rafting adventure.

You will get to have your own water as well as many other amenities as you check in and get started on your wonderful rafting adventure. It will be something special and you will need a lot to really have fun and discover a new and interesting world. You will get to enjoy many sections of the river.

You will be rafting through many sections of the South Fork American River and is very famous for rafting and you will get to discover why.
Your day trip will meet at River Park Resort in Lotus, California at 10am. Please be ready to raft and dressed in your river attire (shorts, swimsuit, t-shirt and sandals). It's recommend that you purchase a bottle of water for the trip from the river store at check-in. Sunscreen and other river essentials are available to purchase when you check in for your trip. After you check in, your guide will inform you of what to bring on the trip and will fit you in your life jacket and other river gear. Then a safety talk is given and paddle instruction will be demonstrated so first-timers will feel comfortable prior to launch.

The first section of the river has many beautiful, calm sections where you can practice paddling as a team, swim and cool off. After a 6-mile scenic section of river, you'll pull over for a nice riverside picnic lunch, featuring sandwiches, fresh fruit and other tasty treats. Refreshments are available as well.

After lunch, you'll run through the famous Lower Gorge section of the South Fork American River. This famous section of whitewater is regarded by many as the best rafting in the west. Big waves and long continuous rapids will surely get you soaking wet and having the time of your life! The 6-mile gorge section takes up most of the afternoon and you will arrive to the Folsom Lake take-out after the trip. A short ride in the bus will get you back to your cars at River Park resort. Souvenirs, photos, snacks and beverages are available for purchase after we arrive. You may also use the hot showers and flush toilets which are available to guests prior to departure.

Pickup & Return:
Lotus, a 1-hour drive from Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.
River Park Resort.
Departure Times: Monday - Friday: 11am
Saturday and Sunday: 10am
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


  • Professional guide
  • River equipment
  • Transport to and from river

Does not include:
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Availability for trips cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of availability
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
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