Rafters ready for the North Yuba 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 | 2-Day

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting Whitewater: a great step up for experienced paddlers in good physical condition
  • Best technical whitewater in California, ready to thrill you with its challenges
  • An early spring-time whitewater adventure: a great transition into summer rafting fun
  • Several spectacular runs
  • Exciting wildlife and fishing possibilities
  • Uncrowded as there are only 3 commercial permits
  • Private camp nestled in the tall pines of Tahoe National Forest


$349 – adults
$329 – youths (12-16) / seniors (62+)


Saturday & Sunday
$369 – adults
$349 – youths (12-16) / seniors (62+)


All prices are subject to an 5% 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.


Day 2 begins with the sounds of the rushing river, the nature around you, and breakfast.


Due to the free flowing nature of the Yuba River, river flows will determine which sections are run. This is for safety reasons and we stop and scout rapids on the way to put-in as well as on river.


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.

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We’re confident that you’ll agree with the editors of Sunset Magazine when they chose our whitewater rafting company as having one of the “Ten Best River Trips In the West”!

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Adventure Connection 6500 CA-49 Lotus, CA 95651 (530) 626-7385