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What Gear Does Raft California Provide

Included with this trip:

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttle to/from Crooked Lane Brewing Company

What Gear Should I Bring

Required Items:

  • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle (filled with ice water)
  • shoes (no flip flops)
  • Wetsuit or Drysuit (you can also rent wetsuit/splash top from us)
  • This is a spring rafting trip – DO NOT WEAR COTTON! We suggest you wear polypro and wool materials.

Suggested Items:

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

DO NOT BRING:

  • Wallets
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Pets
  • Return rafters
  • Active first time rafters
  • Kids ages 14-16+ (guides discretion)
  • All participants much have strong swimming skills

Upon meeting you in Auburn, CA, close to Sacramento, Lake Tahoe & Sacramento. We will shuttle you to the put-in launch site near Colfax. You will be given your pre-trip instruction and necessary equipment.

The challenge on this North Fork American River 1 day rafting trip starts right from the beginning. We negotiate a Class III-IV gorge with a series of boulder slalom rapids called ‘Slaughter Sluice’ less than 1/2 mile from put-in. Soon after is the 8′ vertical drop of the Class 4+ ‘Chamberlain Falls’. In short order comes more Class 4 rapids named ‘Tongue & Groove’, ‘Zig-Zag’, ‘Achilles Heel’, ‘Bogus Thunder’, and ‘Grand Slalom’. Take a deep breath as here comes the Class 4+ ‘Devil’s Staircase’, a series of 3 river wide ledges.

We will take a well-deserved river side lunch stop, and relax a little after all these intense Class 4 rapids.

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Meeting Location

Crooked Lane Brewing Company in Auburn, CA

Address: 536 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603

We have a reserved set of parking spaces located at Crooked Lane Brewing Company in Auburn, CA. There are several ways to enter the parking lot, but we have found the easiest way is via Highway 49. Please park in these designated spaces to the right side of the building (looking from Highway 49 towards the large covered patio with the columns). Our staff member will also be there to greet you.

At the end of your rafting trip there are cold drinks and food available at Crooked Lane. Delivery is also available from most restaurants in town. To extend your stay, we recommend the Springhill Suites in Auburn (a preferred partner of Raft California).

Crooked Lane Brewing Company, Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, CA, USA