Get ready for two great days on the river!
Arrive the evening before the rafting begins at our private South Fork American River Campground. There are several restaurants if you are passing thru Auburn or Placerville, as well as a few tasty local places within 2 miles of camp. Dinner is not included for this first evening.
The following morning you awake to the sound of the river and the nature around you. There are coffee, teas, and beverages are available in the kitchen shortly after sunrise followed by a hearty breakfast. After breakfast we’ll gather together, talk about our day and then head just upstream to the out in. At the launch site you will receive your paddle, your life jacket, and a helmet. We warm up practicing paddling skills with our guides before heading for the rapids. The trip begins with Class 2 rapids.
We stop mid-day for a delicious lunch along the river and then run more rapids such as Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock and Hospital Bar before we return to camp tired and happy with time to relax over dinner (including soda, beer, and wine) and campfire.
The next day, after breakfast, we head for the Middle Fork for the excitement of the Tunnel Chute and Kanaka Falls! We stop mid-day for a delicious lunch along the river and then run some more fun Class III and IV rapids like Chunder and Parallel Parking.
We will return back to the South Fork Campground. You’ll head home with fond farewells about 5:00 p.m., relaxed and full of memories from a great river trip experience! OR stay for another evening of riverside camping!