California Whitewater Rafting — RAFTING TRIPS ON THE AMERICAN RIVER — You only get one family, and time with them is special, so there is no better way to celebrate this than doing something out of the ordinary, exciting and memorable together. Those who choose to fill their family vacation time with whitewater rafting the American River never regret it. There is so much to do on and around the water that no one has time to get bored or homesick. In fact, many people who go on one of these trips often miss it when they have to leave.
Rafting the American River with young children
Contrary to popular belief, rafting the American River isn’t just for experts with a thrill for sheer drops and terrifying rapids. There are three forks in the river, each with its own experience level and rating. South Fork of the American River whitewater rafting is the easiest, with a lower age limit of 7 years old, and has just enough twists, bends and excitement to get a person interested in learning more about the activity.