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Upper Sacramento River – 1 Day Rafting Trip

Mt. Shasta / Sims Flat, CA /



$139 – adult
$129 – youths (9-17)


$139 – adult
$129 – youths (9-17)

Continuous Class 3 rapids!

The Upper Sacramento River trips are a spring and early summer rafting adventure above Shasta Lake, with continuous Class 3+ rapids from Sims Flat to Dog Creek.

We meet at Sims Flat Campground and put-in at the same location.

Rapids are frequent and fun, with the Class 3+ rapids of Shotgun, Rock Fence, Right Elbow and I-5 Hole being the most notable, all within the first 7 miles. There are numerous side creeks that flow into the river including some waterfalls. Lunch is served on river and many more exciting rapids are to be run like the White Horse rapid a few miles upstream from the take-out at Dog Creek. We will serve refreshments at take-out for your shuttle ride back to the meeting location.

Tributary Whitewater Tours (DBA operates under permit from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.

  • Close to Mt. Shasta
  • Fun and easy to get to
  • Rare opportunity (unpredictable spring flows)

Meet us at the Sims Flat Campground in the morning where we will depart for our rafting adventure on the Upper Sacramento River. This white water rafting trip is fun and exciting, the water flows quickly so swimming skills are encouraged (especially for kids). We suggest a min. age of 10 years or older for this whitewater rafting adventure.

There are lots of fun Class 2-3+ rapids on this section of river. We will stop and serve a deli lunch riverside to keep you going throughout the day.

Our shuttle will meet us at the take out and return us all back to the meeting location. Camping is available thru the Forest Service.


Meeting Location:

Sims Flat Campground – 26987 Sims Rd, Castella, CA 96017

Truckee Trips end August 1st

Don't worry, We're not gonna do what everyboy thinks we're gonna do and freak out man... All we wanna know is, who's coming with us... to the American river that is.