Summer employment opportunities for river guides, commercial drivers and outdoor enthusiasts!

RaftCalifornia has permits to operate on 13 rivers in California, Nevada and Oregon. We offer everything from mild to wild for our guests and trips up to 5 days long!

Our primary location is on the South Fork American in Lotus, CA. Our private campground is one of the primo places on the river! We also have an outpost located at the Truckee River RV park for our Truckee River operations. Stay tuned for a Trinity River outpost in the near future! 

We believe that rafting trips bring out the best in people. We feel that people respond to the beauty and challenge of the river, and in doing so, discover the best in themselves. In this hectic world, it becomes even more important to “get away from it all”. Our trips can take you deep into the splendor of the forests and mountains, just like the tributaries of rivers.

We are looking for people who are safety conscious, team oriented, hard working, responsible, personable, fit, environmentally conscious, and ready for challenges!


Available Positions at RaftCalifornia:

The applications are all in PDF format to print and send back to us. We are working on making these editable online to save paper…so that will be coming soon!

Please include a resume and email to

River Guide

Class B Driver

Food Manager

Reservation Staff


Basic Requirements for ALL employees:

  • Legal status to work in the United States
  • Signed application and all forms (Including W4 and I9)


Basic Requirements For Guides:


Basic Requirements For Drivers:

  • Current California Class B License
  • Understand and agree to the required Drug/Alcohol tests (paid for by Raft California)

Check out some of our amazing employees!

Interview with Anna Weber, Operations Manager for Raft California (Featured on the Travel Wine Chick Blog October 19, 2018)

Video of Jake Baker, Guide and River Coordinator for Raft California:

Office Location

6770 Marshall Rd Lotus, CA 95651 * Google maps will take you about a mile away from our actual location, we are at the corner of Marshall Rd and Prospector Rd in Lotus, CA. * We have an open door policy during business hours and enjoy visitors!

Mail (USPS only)

Raft California PO Box 1160 Lotus, CA 95651 Please contact us if you need an address for other deliveries (ie UPS and FedEx)


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