1 Day Middle Fork American River Fly Fishing & Rafting

Lotus, CA /

PRICING

1-2 Guests

$1,000 (1 fishing raft)

2-4 Guests

$2,000 (2 fishing rafts)

Middle Fork American River Fly Fishing and Rafting Day Trip

A rewarding day of fly fishing and white water rafting on the Middle Fork American River!  Our skilled guides will bring you to best spots for fishing while also cooking your on river meals. Our specialized rigs will allow for comfortable fishing and ideal resistance. This trip features some Class 4 rapids, this adventure is suggested for advanced fishing skills, swimming skills preferred. 

  • Trout fishing on the American River
  • 14 miles rafting
  • Camping at our South Fork outpost and breakfast the morning of your trip included
TRIP ITENERARY

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! 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.  Day 1 of your rafting and fishing adventure We will meet you in our kitchen around 6:00AM with gear bags for you to fill for your overnight wilderness camping adventure! 

  • Continental breakfast at camp
  • Load up in our shuttle and depart to the put in below the Oxbow Reservoir in Foresthill, CA
  • Get to put-in and load fishing gear on rafts with safety talk before we start rafting/fishing!
  • We will tackle several the Class 4 Tunnel Chute rapid early on in the trip, followed by several miles of Class 4 rapids. 
  • The river mellows and the fishing begins as we gently float along the Class 2 sections.
  • Lunch is served on river
  • We may stop for some riverside fishing and side hikes.
  • More and fishing and rafting before we drift into our wilderness camp. Your guides will set up their necessary kitchen gear which you continue to fish.
  • Dinner and campfire chats (open flames are often restricted in the hot summer months due to high fire danger)
  • The water levels will drop in the evening as this is a dam controlled river. They will pick back up late afternoon so you will have more fishing from camp in the morning. 

Directions

Meeting Point: Raft California 6500 State Highway 49 Lotus, CA 95651-9764

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.