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American River Tours & Whitewater Adventures
Rated #1 Whitewater Rafting Trip in California by Trip Advisor!

April 20, 2021: Our 2021 season has started. Book your river trip today!

Covid-19 Update  

We've been rafting the South Fork of the American River for more than 40 years. Our trips are fun for everyone... first timers and veteran rafters alike will have the time of their lives on the American River! Rafting is the perfect "low risk" outdoor activity for families and small groups during the current covid-19 situation. We practice approved social distancing techniques during your stay!

What sets us apart from other rafting companies is our talented staff. Our skilled river guides each average more than 15 years of professional rafting on the American River and other rivers throughout the world. We raft with safety as our number one objective and we also let you experience fun, unique and interesting stuff on every trip:

  • Discover fun river things to do like "surfing" and "riding the bull"!
  • Learn about the interesting river history of the Coloma area and California's Gold Rush
  • Bring a picnic lunch and relax at our beautiful riverfront resort before or after your river trip
  • Families with children as young as 3 years old can raft on our 2 hour Lazy River trip!

Our River trips

  1. South Fork American - Upper Section Rafting 9:00AM check-in
  2. South Fork American - Lower Section Rafting 1:00PM check-in
  3. South Fork American - Full River All Day Rafting 9:00AM check-in
  4. South Fork American - Full River 2 Day Rafting 1:00PM check-in
  5. South Fork American - Lazy River Family Float 1:30PM check-in

Spend a day at the River!  

River Park Resort, our 9 acre private rafting facility is located on the South Fork American River in a quiet corner of the Coloma/ Lotus Valley. It features almost a quarter mile of pristine river frontage:

  • Private areas for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Uncrowded places to picnic and relax. perfect for social distancing!
  • Modern restrooms 
  • Rent our resort for a day or a weekend for a group outing or event. Contact us for information regarding rates and availability.


2021 Water Information

The South Fork of the American River will have excellent water flows from April  through September!

South Fork American - Class 3 (no experience required). Recommended for ages 7 and above for our whitewater rafting trips or ages 3 and above for our Lazy river float trips.

Please check our calendar for rafting days and pricing

 

DSC_57502021 Rafting Deals
Check out our last minute discounts for the best rates on the South Fork of the American River. 

 



“Fantastic facility and guides”

We had a group of 13 people rafting and camping and Beyond Limits was so accommodating. Most of the people had been rafting before but a few people hadn't and were a bit nervous. Each guide was great at making the trip as mellow or 'adventurous' to fit the different groups in the rafts. Everyone had a great time and people that had been rafting before with other outfitters said this one was the most fun. It was great to see both Scott and Chris, who had guided us previously a couple years ago.
What set the trip apart was the campground and services available. There are flush toilets and hot showers available. The tent site was right by the river on a flat grassy area with swimming and some fishing available. Most impressively the dinner and hot breakfast were delicious. The staff literally work all day and most of the night to prep, guide, cook and clean. It took a lot of the hassle away that usually comes with organizing a group trip.

June 2015, South Fork American - 1 Day Trip