American River White Water Rafting Trips

American River white water rafting trip with Raft California!

The Best American River Rafting Trips!

The American River is one of the most popular white water rafting locations in California. Close to Sacramento and Lake Tahoe the forks of the American River offer something for all ages and abilities. From half day adventures to overnight camping excursions our trips are great for large groups, family vacations, California sightseeing tours and locals!

Camping on the American River

Riverside camping at our private campground on the South Fork American River is available to our 1 day and for additional nights to our multi day rafting guests. Upgrade your stay with us and rent one of our Canvas Tents for a riverside glamping vacation. Our Canvas tents are situated on a wood platform and available for 2 or 4 people to stay, there are cots for sleeping and a private deck with lights.

Choosing your American River White Water Rafting Trip

We have a lot of options for white water rafting from 1/2 day floats to overnight trips! Please feel free to contact us if you would like assistance in choosing your rafting trip.

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  • Class 2-3+
  • 1-2 days
  • 11-21 miles
  • Ages 7+
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Closest rafting to Sacramento, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • March thru October!
  • Camping available!
  • Great for groups!
  • Class 2-4+
  • 1-3 days
  • 17-25 miles
  • Ages 14+
  • Swimming skills required
  • Wilderness Raft Trip!
  • Closest Class 4 rafting to Sacramento, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • May thru October!
  • Camping available!
  • Class 4+
  • 1-2 day trips 
  • 11 miles
  • Ages 14-16+
  • All participants must swim
  • Spring run, great combo with the South Fork American or North Yuba!
  • Typically available April thru mid-June, sometimes into July!
  • Camping available!
  • Chamberlain Falls Run
  • Class 2-2+
  • 1/2 day and 2 day combo rafting trip
  • 7 miles
  • Ages 4+
  • Best rafting trip for young kids!
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Close to Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and the Bay Area!
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • May thru September!

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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