Whitewater Rafting 1 Day Trip South Fork American River - Gorge Run

Whitewater Rafting 1 Day Trip South Fork American River - Gorge Run

Detail Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Detail Excellent value for money
Detail Ideal choice for families
Detail Popular choice with kids
Detail Duration: 1 day
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The South Fork American river – Gorge Run is our most popular Day trip that we offer. This trip meets at 10:00 AM at our Whitewater Excitement basecamp and meeting area in Coloma, CA. We then check you in board our bus for a very short ride up to the launching area where you guides will meet you and help you with your river rafting equipment.

After our river safety talk and orientation, we split up into groups, assign the guides and begin our rafting adventure on the South Fork American river. The Gorge Run, begins with some bouncy whitewater and even a out of boat experience through “Swimmer’s Rapid” a fun, small wave train that leads to a huge pond to recover in. A fun way to cool off in the hot summer.

We take a break for lunch at our camp area, where your guides will prepare our riverside buffet lunch for you to enjoy. Bathrooms are available for you during the break. We stop for about 45 minutes and then its back into the rafts for the exciting part of the day: The GORGE!

The river builds slowly and we then enter the “Gorge”, where the rapids come almost in non stop fashion for 6 miles. There are break in between the big ones for us to relax and catch our breath before plunging into the next one.
At the end of the day, our busses will be waiting for you with cold drinks and snacks for the 30 min bus ride back to the meeting area, where again your guide’s will be there to thank you for coming and give you photo coupons good for money off your rapid photo purchase (if you wish).

Pickup & Return:
Whitewater Excitement Riverside Basecamp in Lotus, CA. 1 hour from the Sacramento area and 3 hours from the San Francisco bay area.
Departure Times: 10am


  • Buffet lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide

Does not include:

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required

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