North Yuba / North Fork American River | 2-Day Class 4 Rafting

Class 4 Rafting & Camping Advneture

Rafters ready for the North Yuba/North Fork American River Trips are in good physical condition and possess strong swimming skills with a minimum age of 14. We will cover advanced paddling safety and swimming techniques before setting out. Adventurous first timers are typically welcome, but in times of higher flows previous Class IV experience is required.

North Fork Yuba/North Fork American | 2-Day Combo

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting Whitewater: a great step up for experienced paddlers in good physical condition
  • 2 amazing technical river in California, ready to thrill you with their challenges
  • An early spring-time whitewater adventure: a great transition into summer rafting fun
  • Several spectacular rapids
  • Exciting wildlife and fishing possibilities
  • Secluded rivers with wonderful views
  • Private camp nestled in the tall pines of Tahoe National Forest


Everyday $369 – adults $349 – youths (14-16) / seniors (62+)  
All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee. Discounts available for groups of 6 or more.

Departure Times

9:30 AM the morning of your trip

River Rating

Class IV/V (Intermediate To Advanced) 18 Miles of Rafting!


Get ready for two amazing days on the river! Join us the morning of your trip at our private Yuba camp. Our shuttle will bring you to the designated put-in location, en route your guides will present orientation and safety information. At put-in you will receive your river gear including a paddle, a helmet, a PFD and a wetsuit. We will launch our boats, practice paddling skills with our guides and head for the Class IV/V excitement! We return to camp with time to enjoy the peace of the river over dinner (including soda, wine & beer), with a campfire.   Due to the free flowing nature of the Yuba River, river flows will determine which section is run for day 1. This is for safety reasons and we stop and scout rapids on the way to put-in as well as on river.   Day 2 begins with the sounds of the rushing river, the nature around you, and breakfast. We will caravan over to the North Fork American River after breakfast for the Class IV Chamberlain Falls run.   You’ll head for home happy, relaxed and full of memories from a great river trip experience! Or set-up camp for the night at our private camp!   Trips  include 4 delicious meals and camping


There is no actual address for this location. If you want to get a close destination, use Indian Valley Rd, Camptonville, CA. Our meeting location/camp is just past the gate for the Indian Valley Campground on Indian Valley Road. Cell reception is not reliable in this area! Please print your map/directions before departing for your trip! Travel time is approximately 2 hours north/east of Sacramento, about 2 hours from Reno, NV. From Sacramento:

  • From I80 in Auburn, take Hwy 49 exit to Grass Valley/Nevada City.
  • In Nevada City take LEFT hand turn to take Hwy 49 for approx. 30+ miles.
  • After crossing the bridge over the N. Yuba, continue approx. 1.5 miles
  • Turn right onto Indian Valley Rd – sign posted to the Indian Valley Campground.

From North Lake Tahoe/Reno:

  • Take Hwy 89 NW from Truckee to Hwy 49 junction in Sierraville (25 miles).
  • Take Hwy 49 west through Downieville (30 miles) and continue approx. 10 miles.
  • Take left hand turn just after Rocky Rest campground, onto Indian Valley Road.

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