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Spring & Summer of 2019

We offer guided class 2+ rafting tours tours on the Lower Stanislaus River in Knights Ferry, CA:

Our fleet of self bailing rafts and inflatable kayaks is perfect for a family or group outing on the gentle and clear flowing Stanislaus River. A Beyond Limits guide will lead you throughout your voyage, telling stories about the unique gold rush history and direct you through the easy rapids. These trips can be custom designed to best suit your needs. Please contact us to reserve your private party.

High Water 2019! While other rivers in California may be too high and potentially dangerous to float during the high flows we will be experiencing this season, the Stanislaus River never goes above class 3! Due to upstream reservoirs and its low gradient the Stanislaus has enjoyable rapids even during high flows. It is still suitable for groups with children as young as 5 years old. Our experienced guides will make your trip fun and interesting. We are on the way to Yosemite National Park and just over an hour drive from the park entrance. A great mini vacation this year would be to raft the Stanislaus and spend a night camping in Yosemite National Park! 

Stanislaus River - Knights Ferry Section - 8 miles:

A great trip for ages 5 and up. This guided trip takes about 3 hours from start to finish and meets in Knights Ferry, CA. Minimum group size is 4 persons.

Morning Half Day trip- meets at 9:00AM

Afternoon Half Day trip - meets at 1:00PM


Easy Rafting Adventures - Class 2 Trips

  • Stanislaus River - Guided Trip

    Stanislaus River - Guided Trip

    Our class 2 family trips are offered on the Main Stanislaus River which is the closest rafting river to the San Francisco Bay Area. These guided class 2 trips fare a fun way to experience this easy and interesting "gold rush" river. Trips meet at 1:00PM and we may customize the itinerary for groups of 12 or more.

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“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