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

The East Fork Carson River offers a unique overnight rafting and camping experience with the highlight of natural Hot Springs at the camping area. This wilderness section of river is 21 miles long with up to Class 2+ whitewater! 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 we highly suggest you arrive the night before and stay at the Carson River Resort so you wake up refreshed and ready to go. 

Raft California operates under permit from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

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.


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