The Best Overnight Rafting Trips on a Budget

Ways to save this summer on our favorite white water rafting adventures.  

We know, gas prices have gotten out of control, especially for our American River and Northern California rafting operations. We’ve found the best way to save is to encourage our guests to join us for a multi-day rafting and camping vacation. Our overnight trips include camping accommodations and meals, making these a great way for families, groups, couples, friends, grads and scouts to get out and have fun this summer!

Here are the top 5 best trips for overnight rafting and camping trips.

5. Lower Klamath 3 Day Wilderness Trip

The Lower Klamath River is an amazing 3 day outdoor adventure. These trips are best from April – late July. Include a drive up through the Redwood Forest and the Northern California coastline for a fun road trip. 

Reasons we love the Lower Klamath:

  • Meeting in Happy Camp, CA
  • Small group trips
  • Family friendly, ages 5+
  • Hiking up Ukonom creek to a spectacular waterfall
  • Inflatable kayaks included

Budget Breakdown:

  • 3 days of rafting
  • 2 nights on river wilderness camping
  • 7 meals included

starting at $233 / day

4. Middle Fork American River 2 Day Wilderness Trip

Spending 2 days on the Middle Fork American River canyon pairs Class IV action with a secluded wilderness canyon, accessible only by raft. 

Reasons the Middle Fork American River Wilderness Trip is amazing:

  • Close to Sacramento and Lake Tahoe 
  • Big rapids to stay cool
  • Fun waterfalls to explore
  • Wildlife galore – great blue heron, river otter, and more!

Budget Breakdown:

  • 2 days of rafting
  • 2 nights camping
  • 5 meals included

starting at $185 / day

3. South Fork / Middle Fork American River 2 Day Combo

An amazing American River Combo! Start with 14 miles of Class 2-3+ whitewater on the South Fork American River Day 1. On Day 2 up the ante with the 18 miles Class 4 Middle Fork American River!

2 American Rivers to enjoy:

  • More river miles – 32 total in 2 days
  • Iconic rapids
  • Riverside camping at our established campground
  • Glamping tents available 

Budget Breakdown:

  • 2 days of rafting
  • 2 nights camping
  • 5 meals included

starting at $160 / day

2. Deschutes 3 Day Wilderness Trip

Rafting, camping, trains, Wild N Scenic River views. Take a trip and spend some time in Oregon

What makes the Deschutes River special:

  • Wild N Scenic
  • Fun train history
  • Close to Bend and Portland
  • Great for families 

Budget Breakdown:

  • 3 days of rafting
  • 2 nights camping
  • 7 meals included

starting at $166 / day

1. South Fork American River - 2 Day Weekday Trips!

2 Days of rafting and camping on the South Fork American River – Save big on weekday trips! Wilderness and regular camping options available!

Kids are 50% off with every full paying adult on Monday and Thursday departures. 

Why this is the BEST DEAL IN THE WEST!:

  • Better than Disneyland
  • Easy to get to – between Sacramento & Lake Tahoe
  • Make a road trip of it
  • First timers welcome
  • Ages 7+

Budget Breakdown:

  • 2 days of rafting
  • 2 nights camping
  • 5 meals included

starting at $70 / day

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Ways to save this summer on our favorite white water rafting adventures.  

We know, gas prices have gotten out of control, especially for our American River and Northern California rafting operations. We’ve found the best way to save is to encourage our guests to join us for a multi-day rafting and camping vacation. Our overnight trips include camping accommodations and meals, making these a great way for families, groups, couples, friends, grads and scouts to get out and have fun this summer!

Here are the top 5 best trips for overnight rafting and camping trips.

5. Lower Klamath 3 Day Wilderness Trip

The Lower Klamath River is an amazing 3 day outdoor adventure. These trips are best from April – late July. Include a drive up through the Redwood Forest and the Northern California coastline for a fun road trip. 

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Reasons we love the Lower Klamath:

Budget Breakdown:

starting at
$233
/ day


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4. Middle Fork American River 2 Day Wilderness Trip

Spending 2 days on the Middle Fork American River canyon pairs Class IV action with a secluded wilderness canyon, accessible only by raft. 

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Reasons the Middle Fork American River Wilderness Trip is amazing:

Budget Breakdown:

starting at
$185
/ day


Trip Info


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3. South Fork / Middle Fork American River 2 Day Combo

An amazing American River Combo! Start with 14 miles of Class 2-3+ whitewater on the South Fork American River Day 1. On Day 2 up the ante with the 18 miles Class 4 Middle Fork American River!

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2 American Rivers to enjoy:

Budget Breakdown:

starting at
$160
/ day


Trip Info


Check Availability

2. Deschutes 3 Day Wilderness Trip

Rafting, camping, trains, Wild N Scenic River views. Take a trip and spend some time in Oregon

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Next

What makes the Deschutes River special:

Budget Breakdown:

starting at
$166
/ day


Trip Info


Check Availability

1. South Fork American River – 2 Day Weekday Trips!

2 Days of rafting and camping on the South Fork American River – Save big on weekday trips! Wilderness and regular camping options available!

Kids are 50% off with every full paying adult on Monday and Thursday departures. 

Previous
Next

Why this is the BEST DEAL IN THE WEST!:

Budget Breakdown:

starting at
$70
/ day


Trip Info


Check Availability