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The South Fork of the American River is your best choice for a whitewater rafting trip in California! 


  • Class 3 rapids which are fun for all ages 7 years and up
  • Dam released water at perfect flows for rafting from April through September
  • 2 sections of river in one day: Upper and Lower are both great whitewater experiences and total 18 miles in length
  • Fun and experienced guides who know all the tricks and features of the river


Summer of 2023 is shaping up to be a good time to go rafting! Normal flows are expected throughout the summer so we'll have many dates to choose from.

Read below to find the trip that would be best for your family or group this season:


Big thanks to John, our guide for the afternoon south fork trip today. This was the first rafting trip for my wife and I and we will remember it for a long time to come. He was very nice, answered any and all questions we had during the trip and shared lots of great stories too.

I will definitely let anyone I know about your trips if they come out to the area. It was well worth the trip for us. This was one day of our week long trip to Lake Tahoe to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Thanks again.

July 2014, South Fork American - Half Day Trip - Gorge 12:00PM