East Fork Carson River Rafting | California / Nevada White Water Rafting Trips

The East Fork Carson River offers 2 runs, one being the half day Class 3 section and the other the Hot Springs Trip. The Hot Springs trip is a 21 mile Class 2 river trip that can be run as a long 1 day with a soak in the hot springs at lunch, or spend 2 days on the river with additional time at camp to enjoy the natural hot springs! This is a high altitude river with naturally flowing waters from the Alpine //mountains of South Lake Tahoe. Whitewater rafting trips on this river are often a once in a lifetime experience!

Beginner & Experienced Whitewater Rafters Love our East Carson White Water rafting trips! Add an Inflatable Kayak for your group to share!

Our East Carson River Trips are the closest rafting to South Lake Tahoe and well worth the trip from Sacramento, San Francisco, and other California outdoor attractions!


Camping on the East Fork Carson River

The only camping option we offer on the river is on the 2 day Class 2 overnight trip, but there are many camping, and cabin rentals available in Markleeville.

By far the best way to experience the Carson River! Enjoy 21 miles of rafting on Class 2 rapids, with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains. 4 meals are included as well as riverside camping, just a short walk from the natural hot springs.

Great for families! Ages 4+, non-swimmers welcome.

Enjoy the 21 mile Class 2 wilderness section of the East Carson River. The natural hot springs are the highlight of the trip where we stop for lunch and soak. ,

For larger groups Inflatable Kayak rentals may add an additional challenge for adults and older kids!

Great for families! Ages 5+*, non-swimmers welcome.
*this is a long day for young ones


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