Best California Family Rafting: Lower Klamath River

Charlie Higgins

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 Lower Klamath River offers some of the best family rafting in California. This “Wild and Scenic” river offers plenty of great Class II rapids so that call ages can enjoy the untouched natural beauty of the California wilderness. This is a great all-ages California rafting run that I highly recommend!

Lower Klamath River: White Water Rafting For The Whole Family

Located near Yreka and Happy Camp, California, the Lower Klamath River is frequently cited as the best family white water rafting trip in California. The water in this California river is pretty warm, so if there are any swimmers on your trip they won’t get too chilled. Ted Bilton of the World Rafting Alliance lauds the Lower Klamath River on his blog, saying “With its exciting but gentle class II rapids, this California rafting trip will put a smile on the little ones’ faces. Give your children the confidence they need to succeed by teaching them the basics of a fun outdoor sport.”

Book Your Lower Klamath River Rafting Trip Today

This California rafting trip is ideal for learning the important safety lessons and paddling techniques used by all rafters. This river will prepare you for more challenging white water rafting trips in North America, such as rafting trips in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Lower Klamath Rafting trips also offers great opportunities for hiking, fishing, swimming and even berry picking. Lower Klamath multi-day rafting trips in Northern California are available so you can sleep under the stars and share unforgettable moments with your family.


Group Discounts

We offer the following group discounts for our California white water rafting adventures. You can also check out some of our most popular group rafting trips:

  • 5% off with 6-11 people
  • 10% off with 12-17 people
  • 15% off with 18-23 people
  • 20% off with 24-29 people
  • 25% off with 30+ people

Family Rafting Specials

On our Weekday American River Overnight Rafting & Camping Trips kids are 50% off with every full paying adult! Trips depart on Mondays & Thursdays all summer long! These trips are great for families with kids ages 4+.


2021 Family Rafting Specials

2021 Family Vacation Deals | Half of kids! For every full paying adult, get 50% off a youth ticket! American River 2 day overnight trips