California Whitewater Rafting Blog

The American River in California Will Have Water All Summer Long


“Got Water?” We do…and loads of it! Operating under new federal licenses, the two utility companies operating our 15 upstream reservoirs on the South and Middle Forks of the American are required – even in the driest of years – to provide summer recreational releases for both rivers. What that means is that we’ll see […]

Tuolumne River: Premier Class IV Rafting In California


White Water Rafting – MODESTO – California – I just returned from my Class IV white water rafting adventure on the Tuolumne River, and I can safely say it is one of the best California rafting trips for experienced rafters. Whether you’re a veteran or an eager intermediate rafter, this awesome remote river, which is […]

Top Notch California Rafting On The Kaweah River


White Water Rafting – THREE RIVERS – California – Expert rafters have plenty of great options in California, and one that I often recommend is the Kaweah River in Three Rivers, California. This dynamic Class IV river is considered one of the steepest rivers in the United States, boasting an average gradient drop of 70’ […]

South Fork American River: A Great Beginner Rafting Trip

Rafting in California

White Water Rafting – PLACERVILLE – California – Beginner rafters may be a little intimidated by a California rafting trip due to the high quantity of Class IV – V rivers. The South Fork of the American River in Placerville, California is a great beginner rafting trip for those who are new to the sport, […]

Best California Family Rafting: Lower Klamath River

Written by Charlie Higgins California Rafting Editor Looking for a great family rafting trip in California? The Lower Klamath River offers some of the best beginner and intermediate rafting in Northern California. White Water Rafting – HAPPY CAMP, CALIFORNIA – White water rafting is an outdoor activity that the entire family can enjoy, and the […]

Best California Rafting Trips In Central California


Rafting in Central California offers plenty of adventure, sunshine and Class III – V rapids. As someone who has done a lot of rafting near Sacramento, California, I highly recommend rafting on the American River and Tuolumne River.

Best One-Day Rafting Trips In California: American River


Sometimes you just want to get on the river in the morning and be home in time for dinner. There are tons of great one-day rafting trips in California that will give you an action-packed afternoon of top notch rafting.

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