California Whitewater Rafting — RAFTING THE SOUTH FORK OF THE AMERICAN RIVER — If you’re new to the whole idea of white water rafting, South Fork American River whitewater rafting is a great choice. The trip is considered safe for beginners and intermediates, and children as young as seven years old can go along. The South Fork is dam-controlled, and features 50 high-excitement, low-danger rapids as well as enjoyable moments of calm when you can relax and enjoy the scenery. An experienced guide at the back of the boat steers the craft and helps passengers prepare for what’s coming next.
American River Rafting: North Fork
Unlike the South Fork of the American River, North Fork American River whitewater rafting can prove a challenge for experienced rafters. The North Fork offers non-stop excitement and a steep gradient drop of 50 feet per mile. Even the turns are tight and require mechanical precision. Before embarking on this trip, our experienced staff goes over paddling, swimming, and safety techniques with our guests. If you’re looking for a challenging, fun whitewater rafting experience, this is a good choice.