Rafting Trips near the Ridge Resort at Lake Tahoe

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White Water Rafting Trips near

The Ridge Resort – Lake Tahoe

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White Water Rafting Trips near the Ridge in South Lake Tahoe

1/2 day, 1 day, and overnight vacations with riverside camping & meals included

We offer a variety of white water rafting trips for all ages and abilities close to Lake Tahoe! We operate on the Truckee River, American River, Carson River and other river trips close to Lake Tahoe. 

Our white water rafting adventures are perfect for groups of all abilities. We offer a wide variety of trips from mild to wild and have something for everyone!

We offer unique experiences and private riverside camping.

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Exclusive $10 off discount for Ridge guests!

Use code “Ridge” when booking online or on the phone with us. Please be sure to mention at time of booking, cannot be combined with special discounts or Family Special overnight discounts. Youth, senior & group discounts still apply!

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Closest rafting to Lake Tahoe – Summer Trips

For all river trip options please visit our California Rivers Page

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Truckee River Rafting Trips

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  • Class 2-3+
  • 1/2 day rafting trip
  • 7 miles
  • Ages 7+
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Meets in Truckee, CA (located just 25 minutes North of Lake Tahoe)
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available May thru September!

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South Fork American River

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  • Class 2-3+
  • 1-2 days
  • 11-21 miles
  • Ages 7+
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Meets in Lotus, CA (1.5 – 2 hours) 
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available March thru October!
  • Camping available!

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  • Class 2-4+
  • 1-2 days
  • 17-25 miles
  • Ages 14-16+
  • Swimming skills required
  • Meets in Auburn, CA just 1 hour from north Lake Tahoe
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available May thru October!

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Lower Middle Fork American River

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  • Class 2-2+
  • 1/2 day & overnight trips
  • 7 miles
  • Ages 4+ 
  • Meets in Auburn, CA just 1 hour from north Lake Tahoe
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available May thru September!
  • Camping available!

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Closest rafting to Lake Tahoe – Spring Trips

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East Fork Carson River Rafting

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  • Class 2-2+
  • 1-2 day rafting trips
  • 21 miles
  • Ages 4-5+ 
  • Hot Springs on river!
  • Meets in Markleeville, CA (25 minutes South of Lake Tahoe)
  • Spring run – availability depends on snowpack run-off.
  • Typically available April into June!

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  • Class 4-5
  • 1-4 day rafting trips
  • 9-42 miles
  • Ages 14-16+ (flow determines)
  • All participants must swim
  • Meets in Camptonville, CA in Tahoe National Forest (about 2 hours from the Lake)
  • Spring run – availability depends on snowpack run-off.
  • Typically available March thru mid-June, sometimes into July!

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  • Class 4+
  • 1 – 2 day trips
  • 11 miles
  • Ages 14-16+ (depends on river flow)
  • All participants must swim
  • Meets in Auburn, CA (about 1 hour from North Lake Tahoe)
  • Typically available April thru mid-June, sometimes into July!

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ABOUT RAFT CALIFORNIA

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!.

CONTACT US!
Raft California
6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764
(530) 626-7385

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