South Fork American River Fly Fishing 1 Day Chili Bar Raft Trip Expedition

A trout fishing dream! Combine white water rafting on Class 3 rapids with fly fishing off an inflatable raft! Our skilled guide will bring you to best spots for fishing. Our specialized rigs will allow for comfortable fishing and ideal resistance. For intermediate to advanced fishing skills. See the Lower Middle Fork American River for beginner fishing trips. 

Trip Highlights
  • 1 day 11 mile rafting and fishing adventure
  • Lunch served riverside at the historic Marshall Gold Discovery Park
  • Includes night before trip camping and 2 meals


Per raft
raft can accommodate 2 fishing guests
$500 / raft (2 people max)

All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee. 

South Fork American River Rafting Map and Directions

Please note that cell phone reception in our remote area is not guaranteed, although it is getting better. Therefore we suggest you print out the directions or save for offline on your phone. Please be sure to check drive times when booking your rafting trip and allow for additional time on Holidays and weekends.  


Once you arrive as our guest please know you are now what we consider “River Time”. This means we try and stick to a schedule, but times are merely a guideline and may not be exact once we start our adventure. Times below may vary, but not much!

Due to the early meet time of this trip we suggest you come join us for camping the night before your rafting/fishing trip:

4:00-8:00PM – Check in to our South Fork American River campground for camping the night before you start rafting/fishing. Dinner is not included. You will receive an email to order your lunch for the rafting trip. These are pre-made by a local deli and taken on river for a picnic.

The day of your rafting and fishing adventure. 

We will meet you in the parking lot of or campground around 6:00AM with all your gear for the shuttle ride to Chili Bar / Nugget Put it

  • Stop by Sierra Rizing Bakery for breakfast
  • Get to put-in and load fishing gear on raft with safety talk before we start rafting/fishing!
  • Picnic style lunch at the Marshall Gold Historic State Park, you will have time to explore if you like
  • Back to rafting!
  • Return to our campground where your cars are parked and begin to unpack our gear
  • Fond farewells as you head home or to your next destination … OR maybe you would like to stay another night!

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