Kaweah RIVER – 1-DAY


Our one-day trips are on Saturdays and Sundays, meeting at 8:30 AM. After check-in we’ll take a short drive to the put-in where you will receive a safety orientation and paddling instruction by your guides. The stretch of river we do on the one-day trip is very exciting with many class IV and V rapids including “Suicide Falls” and “The Flood”. After a picnic lunch on the riverbank we’ll get back into our boats and tackle some of the biggest rapids on the river like “Upper and Lower Slickies” and “Holiday Hole”. Our take-out is at Lake Kaweah – just a short bus ride back to your vehicles. We’re usually off the water and back at our meeting site by 3 to 4 PM.

Kaweah River 1-Day | Kaweah River Rafting At Its Finest

Trip Highlights

  • Wild Whitewater, a giant step-up for experienced paddlers in good condition
  • Steep, technical rapids, ready to thrill you with an outstanding adventure
  • A springtime whitewater challenge, and a great transition to summer rafting fun
  • 10 miles of almost continuous torrential whitewater with many Class IV & V rapids
  • One of America’s steepest rivers and some of the most exciting rapids in California
  • A hearty riverside lunch as you relax and enjoy the wilderness of the canyon
  • A very intense day of excitement and challenging thrills in a beautiful
    Sierra Nevada river canyon near Sequoia National Park


Get ready for a great day on the river! After check-in at 8:30 a.m. and a physical fitness test, we board our river van and head for the put-in a short distance away. En route your guides will present orientation and safety information. At the river you will receive your paddle, life jacket, wetsuit and helmet. We launch our boats and head for the excitement of almost continuous Class V rapids like Suicide Falls! We stop mid-day for a hearty lunch along the river with time to enjoy the peace of the remote canyon. We then continue the day’s run with more big rapids like The Ledges and Washing Machine. Our shuttle vehicle will greet us at take-out with beverages for the ride back to your cars. You’ll head for home about 4 pm, happy, relaxed and full of memories from a very exciting river trip experience!


$129 (lunch)


Saturday & Sunday
$169 (lunch)


All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee.

Departure Times

8:30 AM the morning of your trip

River Rating

Class V+ Advanced: High Intensity Whitewater.


Three Rivers Hideaway Resort, approximately 30 miles east of Visalia, about 3.5 hours from the Los Angeles area, and 4.5 hours from the Bay area.


Take Hwy 198 East from Visalia to Three Rivers. Our physical address is 43365 Sierra Dr. (Hwy. 198). We are located on the North side of Hwy. 198, 37 miles East of Hwy. 99, 1\\4 mile past the Sierra Lodge on your left. Directly across the road from the We Three Bakery.


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