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Wildlife Viewing & Rafting Near Sacramento, California

 When you’re looking for a way to spend some time in nature, without getting too far away from your home, a white water rafting trip near Sacramento, California on the American River is the perfect way to do it. Located less than an hour east of the city, you can be out in the middle of nowhere for days at a time, and yet still be close to home.

The river rafting trips put on by Adventure Connection are an exciting way to experience nature, but the rapids and the river itself aren’t the only things that you will enjoy. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen along the American River, and you will have plenty of time in between the rapids, and when you break for meals and at the end of the day, to see the wildlife in the area.

You will see many different species of birds along the river, flying in and out of the trees and soaring above your raft. In the springtime, you are likely to spot eagles, hawks, wood ducks, and many different species of songbirds. There are also coyotes, bobcats, deer, herons, and other water birds that you may see year-round.

During the quiet spots in the river, be sure to scan the banks to see what species are hanging out that day. If you’re lucky, some may even come near camp in the evening. A river rafting adventure on the American River offers more than just an exciting trip through white water rapids. It also offers a chance to view some of the rapidly disappearing wildlife in California. Sign up for your rafting trip today with Adventure Connection.

Raft the American River with Adventure Connection


A river rafting trip in Coloma, California is just what you need to experience California at its best. Raft the American River with Adventure Connection and ride its challenging rapids with our expert whitewater rafting guides. Don’t delay! Reserve your California whitewater rafting trip today.


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