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South Fork American 1/2 Day PM Gorge Run

North Fork American River is a GO this Spring

50% Off Kids on Weekdays

Limited Middle Fork American River Rafting Days Summer 2022

Summer Flows on the Middle Fork American River  

The Middle Fork American River trips are guaranteed all summer long every year. The flows on this river come from the Oxbow Dam in Foresthill, CA. Although snowpack levels in the mountains are low, trips will be available starting Saturday May 21st running thru September 30th. Flows will be guaranteed on certain days of the week (up to Labor Day weekend). 

The Middle Fork American River is a popular rafting option for Class 4 white water as well as Class 2 wilderness family floats. Trips can be a half day, full day or overnight wilderness or combo with the South Fork American River

Trip sizes are limited on weekends and so we suggest our guests book your trip sooner than later. Some dates are already FULL, so the time to book is now!

Class 2 Trip
Half Day Family Float

Class 2 Lower Middle Fork American River Rafting Trips will be available on:

  • Wednesdays 
  • Fridays
  • Saturdays

Class 4 Trips Full day Tunnel Chute Run

The full day Class 4 Middle Fork American River trip is one of the most popular trips all summer long! Saturdays always fill up weeks in advance so with our limited dates be sure to book your spaces early. Trips are currently guaranteed on the following days:

  • Saturdays
  • Sundays
  • Wednesdays
  • Fridays

Overnight Wilderness 2 day

Spending 2 days in the wilderness Middle Fork American River canyon is not only a guest favorite, but also one of our guides favorite trips! At this time we are guaranteed for weekends this summer. Arrive on Friday evening at our Lotus camp & raft Saturday & Sunday on the river with wilderness camping. 

2 day South Fork / Middle Fork American River Combo

More miles & more rafting on this 2 day American River combo trip! Start with Class 3 on the first day on the South Fork American River and step it up to the Class 4 Middle Fork on the second day. These trips are offered on:

  • Thursday/Fridays
  • Some Saturday/Sundays

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