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South Fork American 1/2 Day PM Gorge Run

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South Fork American – 1 Day Full River Rafting Trip

What Gear Does Tributary Provide

Included with this trip:

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttle back to camp (and your vehicle) at the end of the trip

What Gear Should I Bring

Required Items:

  • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle (filled with ice water)
  • shoes (no flip flops)

Suggested Items:

  • sunglasses (with a strap)
  • baseball hat
  • Cell Phone (at your risk, it will sink)


  • Wallets
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Pets
  • Kids ages 8 and up
  • non-swimmers

Please note this is a full day of physical activity, we offer 1/2 day trip options on the Upper Chili Bar and Lower Gorge if you are looking for a shorter day.

  • Meet 8:00 a.m. @ our South Fork American River Camp
  • We gather at the check in area & load our shuttle to the put in location
  • At put in your guides will provide you with an orientation and safety information and gear
  • We launch our boats, practice paddling skills with our guides, and head for great rapids
  • Encounter exciting Class 3 rapids such as Meatgrinder, Race Horse Bend, Triple Threat, and Troublemaker for the first 7 miles
  • Relax as we meander thru a few miles of Class 2 rapids past the Marshall Gold Discovery Park and back to camp
  • Lunch around 12:30pm @ Camp
  • Back on the river around 1:30pm for a few miles of more Class 2 rapids
  • Lots more Class III whitewater rapids like Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, Hospital Bar and more will excite our guests toward the end of the trip
  • Finishing up at Folsom Reservoir we shuttle you back to camp usually finishing up around 4:30 pm

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