California White Water Rafting Trips

Join us for a premier American River white water rafting adventure! The South, Middle and North Forks of the American River offer a wide variety of rafting options for all ages and skill levels. We have something for everyone including large groups! Camping is also available at our private South Fork American River Campground in Lotus, CA.

As one of the first California rafting companies to offer a special series of family rafting experiences, these trips are designed to bring the whole family together on the river!  These trips feature time together in the outdoors, sharing the thrills of the river, meals, campfires, and sleeping out under the stars.

Whitewater rafting trips are the perfect medium for building teamwork and camaraderie for you and your group. Working with our team of highly trained guides, or even in conjunction with your own facilitator, we can help you develop a trip custom tailored to fit your needs, while rafting the best rapids in California.

El Dorado County is home to some of the finest wineries in California. These wine makers have earned a national reputation for numerous varieties. This helped inspire Raft California to be the first and only professional outfitter in to offer 2 day camping trip with Wine tasting on the first day, and Whitewater rafting on the American River on the second day! This is truly a luxurious adventure.

Wondering “where is the closest white water rafting near me?”

Here are our California Rafting Location Guides to help!

Yelp Review

“Highly recommended. Our family of five including three teen and pre-teens loved this adventure. We did the full day on the South Fork of the American River. All kids were first timers and the adults had only been once before so we wanted something that would suit everyone- excitement but not too extreme! order valium best price

– Susie C, United Kingdom

Yelp Review

“Wine Tasting + Whitewater Rafting = A Great Weekend!” My husband and I went on the two-day red wine tasting/whitewater rafting weekend adventure, and loved every minute! Highly recommend this as a great weekend getaway from San Francisco, Sacramento, or anywhere in the state!”

– Katis S, San Francisco

Yelp Review

“We had the best time on the South Fork American River. The guides were just fabulous in taking good care of us, sharing their knowledge of the river environment and just having fun!”

– N.K., Anaheim

About Raft California

Raft California is a collaboration of some of the original white water rafting companies in California. Our company is a combination of some legendary white water outfitters and boaters. Originally 3 different companies; Adventure Connection, Tributary Whitewater Tours and Mariah Wilderness Expeditions, we are committed to providing amazing experiences, family vacations, team building events, bachelor/bachelorette party celebrations, reunions and special events.

Our employees are stewards of nature, passionate about rivers and the lands with which she meanders thru. We take pride in what we do, and enjoy each and every day with our guests!

We offer more white water rafting trips and experiences in California than any other outfitter and harness over 40 years of rafting experience on the American River, Truckee River, Yuba River & more!

Join us on one of our spectacular white water rafting adventures & we will show you the magic the river has to offer!

California Whitewater Rafting

OVER 12 RIVERS TO CHOOSE FROM — From 1/2 day trips to mulit-day wilderness adventures we have a river rafting trip for you! We have California white water rafting trips perfect for all ages (4+) as well as large groups, and adrenaline junkies! Check out some of our favorite rivers:
Truckee River
South Fork American River
Middle Fork American River
North Fork American River
North Yuba River
Kaweah River

What makes Raft California special?

Our spacious, private base camp in Coloma, CA is situated right on the banks of the South Fork of the American River. With hot showers, flush toilets and exquisite tent sites, all our American River rafting guests are insured a fun camping experience. Just a short drive from San Francisco or Los Angeles, many of our guests combine their rafting vacation with tours of nearby wineries and the historic 49er gold rush towns. Rafting near Sacramento has never been easier, you’re just an hour away from the best white water rafting in California! Looking for a multi day rafting vacation? Looking for an outdoor adventure in Lake Tahoe? Our river trips are as close as 30 minutes from many Lake Tahoe destinations! We can help you plan a white water rafting California vacation on other western rivers. Please contact us!


With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Raft California invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures!

We have whitewater rafting trips on over 12 rivers in Northern California, Oregon, and into Nevada! Rivers include the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, North Yuba, Truckee, Tuolumne, Kaweah and more!.

Raft California
6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764
(530) 626-7385
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