The Lower Middle Fork American River rafting trips offer a beautiful, wilderness setting located in the Gold Country near Sacramento. This trip is perfect for young kids ages 4 and up as well as more timid children for safe rafting trips available all summer long. It is also a great trip for family groups who want to include multiple generations to experience rafting with the grand parents or less able bodied. Inflatable kayaks can be rented for some additional challenges for teens and adults.
The Lower Middle Fork American raft trip is mellower, less traveled, and more relaxed than the nearby South Fork American River. We originally started rafting this river section to introduce our own children to rafting, and now we hope to share it with you too! Our guides are knowledgeable of the flora, fauna and wildlife on this river and are happy to share with you as we float down the river.
Logistics of the trip make it less accessible, therefore few outfitters offer this raft trip. Group sizes are usually small.
It can be combined with additional Class 2 or 3 rafting trips on the South Fork American for overnight Family Specials.
This 7 mile trip down the Lower Middle Fork American River is a magnificent activity for families with young kids. We meet you in the town of Auburn after lunch (on your own) and head for put-in. Gear and instructions are given and we launch on our wilderness trip along Class II rapids. We stop for playing, hiking and snacks (not provided) along the way and at take-out in the early evening while it is still light out. You can look forward to cold drinks at the end of a the trip as we return you to your vehicle.
The Two-day Lower Middle Fork American and South Fork American River combo can be a Class II only trip, or a Class II/III trip. Enjoy a afternoon 1/2 day secluded wilderness trip on the first day. You camp on our South Fork American River camp where a delicious dinner is provided. The second day is leisurely in the morning while breakfast is prepared. Raft 4 miles of Class II and have lunch again at camp, if scheduled the Class III action will begin after lunch and your trip is done early afternoon.