South fork Lotus Run – 1/4 Day

South Fork American River Lotus Run | 1/4-Day White Water Raft Trip

Class: 2-2+

Level: Beginner

Min. Age: 3-4 (must be 30lbs)

Swimming Abilities: None required

Meet Time: 10:30am

End Time: 1:00pm

Length: 4 miles

Meals: lunch included

Camping: Available

Location: Lotus, CA

Lotus Run

Young kids rafting trip!

More about this whitewater rafting river trip – 

Our Lotus Run rafting trip on the South Fork American River is the perfect introduction to rafting for little ones and a fun experience for families and groups! We meet late morning at our Riverside Campground in Lotus, CA , we encourage you to extend your stay with camping the night before or after. You can bring your own tent or rent a Private Canvas Tent. The trip is 4 miles incorporating the history of the river and Historic California Gold Rush, mellow rapids and lunch back at our camp at the end.

South Fork American River – Lotus Run | Perfect rafting trip for young kids!

Raft Trip Itinerary

  • 10:30am Meet at our South Fork American River Camp Check-in
  • Short shuttle ride to the put in where pre trip instruction is given and all participants outfitted with gear
  • Enjoy a 4 mile trip down Class 2 rapids ending with the Class 2+ Barking Dog rapid
  • Float back into camp for a riverside lunch around noon
  • Camp/lunch is the same location where your vehicle is parked


$79 – adult
$69 – youth (4-17)
$69 – senior (62+)
Saturday & Sunday
$99 – adult
$89 – youth (4-17)
$89 – senior (62+)
All prices are per person and subject to an 8% state/county river access fee.


Meeting Location: 6500 Hwy 49, Lotus, CA 95651
45 minutes East of Sacramento & only 3 hours from the Bay Area!