California whitewater, white water rafting, American River Recreation

American River Recreation
Whitewater Rafting Experts Since 1979!

American River Recreation has been the premier provider of fun and excitement on the American River, Merced River, and Kaweah River since 1979. We offer a wide variety of whitewater rafting trips for all ages and skill levels from first timer to expert. Our sole focus is to ensure you have a fun and memorable experience with us. Our rafting equipment is state of the art, and our whitewater rafting guides are the best in the industry. Whether you are looking for a gentle float down the river or a whitewater adventure, contact us today for your American River rafting experience!

Reservations: 1-(800)-333-7238

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Why Choose American River Recreation…
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American River Recreation has the best American River rafting trips at the best prices, plus more good reasons to choose American River Recreation for your California river rafting vacation fun. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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Over 35 years of California River Rafting.

We've been practicing for over thirty years to make your California river rafting adventure one you'll never forget.
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American River Recreation Guides are the Best.

Many of our California white water rafting guides are from international locations and lead river trips year round. They have an incredible amount of experience and some great stories to tell about rafting in California and elsewhere.
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The American River Base Camp is Unrivaled.

This private camp features 2 volleyball courts, 2 horse shoe pits, flush toilets, and hot showers. It's a shady, cool place to relax both before and after your American River rafting trip.
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Our American River Food is Abundant & Delicious.

There are no excuses for going hungry on a California river rafting trip with American River Recreation.
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American River Recreation's California River Rafting Equipment is State of the Art.

Our new fleet of rafts are custom made and built to our specifications.
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Best Value & Pricing for Your California White Water Rafting Trip is Guaranteed.

We will meet or beat anyone's published price for California white water rafting.
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American River rafting triangle icon South Fork American River - Our most popular American River rafting run. Fun for the whole family.
California river rafting triangle icon Middle Fork American River - American river rafting excitement for aggressive first-timers.
California river rafting triangle icon North Fork American River - A challenging run recommended for those with prior American River rafting experience.
California river rafting triangle icon Merced River - An excellent choice for combining California river rafting with a visit to Yosemite National Park.
California river rafting triangle icon Kaweah River - Experienced rafters will enjoy this California river rafting trip near Sequoia National Park.
California river rafting triangle icon Trip Maps & Meeting Times - Details you need to know about California white water rafting with American River Recreation.
California river rafting triangle icon Request a Brochure - We'll mail you our latest California river rafting brochure about all the great river trips from American River Recreation.
California river rafting triangle icon Middle Fork Trip Photos - Order pictures of your exciting California white water rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the American River.
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Click to Download the American River Recreation Brochure. Plan your California river rafting adventure and look forward to a trip with the best and most experienced whitewater rafting company on the river. (The ARR brochure is in PDF format - you can view it online or print a copy.)

Lotus, California Weather ForecastWeather station located at Rock-N-Water Christian Camps in Lotus California

Our customers say it best…

This will be the 11th year I have organized a American river rafting trip with your organization!!! I started out with just 6 rafters and this year tops the record at 46 on June 23. Amazing! Many repeat rafters said this was the best one ever. The Middle Fork American River was definitely the challenge we expected.

The guides were fabulous as usual. Their individual personalities and style were the topic of conversation after the trips. Without a doubt, safety was #1 with the crew and it was mentioned over and over how professional and knowledgeable your staff is.

Respectfully, Judy


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South Fork American River Camp - Check out our scenic and comfortable camp on the South Fork American River, where you can stay during your American River rafting trip.

White Water Rafting Pictures - Great shots of California river rafting with American River Recreation.


Go rafting for less with American River Recreation.
Our trip prices are among the lowest in the West.
Don't miss the fun in 2014! The rivers will be running strong and the upcoming season is sure to provide lots of fun and thrills for California Whitewater Rafting with American River Recreation.
Reserve your trip today!
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Half-Day Trips
Starting at Just $79!
Last-Minute Reservations Welcome
Reserve Today, Raft Tomorrow
Call - (800) 333-7238
Email - info@arrafting.com

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Happy Holidays from American River Recreation!

Seasons Greetings Merry Christmas from American River Recreation Looking for a unique Christmas gift for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life? Consider a rafting adventure of a life time. From now until December 30th all rafting gift certificates are on sale for 15% off! Call toll-free (800) 333-7238 while these great gifts are still available.


(No other discounts apply.)
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American River Recreation whitewater rafting California rivers


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How Far Are You From Our Rivers?
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How far are you from our Rivers?
River Miles / Drive Time*

Middle Fork American River
  • Anaheim
  • Anderson
  • Auburn
  • Bakersfield
  • Berkeley
  • Carmichael
  • Citrus Heights
  • Concord
  • Dublin
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Eureka
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fortuna
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Banos
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Oakland
  • Orangevale
  • Oxnard
  • Palo Alto
  • Paso Robles
  • Petaluma
  • Pleasanton
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Red Bluff
  • Redding
  • Reno
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Leandro
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stockton
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ukiah
  • Ventura
  • Walnut Creek
  • Yosemite National Park
454
148
8
322
111
27
20
101
121
24
320
24
19
220
303
135
204
131
122
69
442
430
160
108
226
94
90
114
20
426
148
302
117
125
30
129
160
110
13
17
45
471
547
128
162
124
330
139
116
423
387
181
362
420
132
103
107
85
431
177
427
104
180
7:30
2:49
0:15
5:00
1:59
0:34
0:26
1:48
2:06
0:41
6:00
0:33
0:35
4:20
5:40
2:30
3:30
2:17
2:07
1:46
6:58
7:30
2:36
2:00
3:48
1:41
1:45
2:00
0:28
6:46
2:44
3:50
2:10
2:11
0:41
2:30
3:00
1:45
0:15
0:20
1:00
7:25
9:00
2:30
2:45
2:15
5:20
2:30
2:03
7:00
6:00
3:15
5:50
6:30
2:20
1:53
2:00
1:28
6:43
3:30
6:41
1:50
4:30

South Fork American River
  • Anaheim
  • Anderson
  • Auburn
  • Bakersfield
  • Berkeley
  • Carmichael
  • Citrus Heights
  • Concord
  • Dublin
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Eureka
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fortuna
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Banos
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Oakland
  • Orangevale
  • Oxnard
  • Palo Alto
  • Paso Robles
  • Petaluma
  • Pleasanton
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Red Bluff
  • Redding
  • Reno
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Leandro
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stockton
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ukiah
  • Ventura
  • Walnut Creek
  • Yosemite National Park
456
196
15
330
123
38
34
114
133
18
335
39
21
235
318
145
202
143
134
66
454
431
168
106
234
103
148
127
26
437
160
310
126
138
36
177
208
114
27
31
47
483
550
130
155
137
338
152
129
431
398
190
370
430
141
112
69
81
443
192
438
117
162
7:17
3:10
0:23
5:15
2:16
0:51
0:47
2:05
2:23
0:29
6:15
0:42
0:34
4:45
6:00
2:30
3:40
2:34
2:22
1:20
7:13
6:48
2:45
2:00
4:00
1:53
2:42
2:18
0:41
7:00
3:00
5:00
2:20
2:28
0:43
2:50
3:20
2:00
0:36
0:41
0:57
7:40
8:55
2:30
2:45
2:32
5:30
2:49
2:20
7:10
6:13
3:30
6:00
6:46
2:30
2:00
1:32
1:36
6:58
3:35
6:56
2:07
3:56

North Fork American River
  • Anaheim
  • Anderson
  • Auburn
  • Bakersfield
  • Berkeley
  • Carmichael
  • Citrus Heights
  • Concord
  • Dublin
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Eureka
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fortuna
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Banos
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Oakland
  • Orangevale
  • Oxnard
  • Palo Alto
  • Paso Robles
  • Petaluma
  • Pleasanton
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Red Bluff
  • Redding
  • Reno
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Leandro
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stockton
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ukiah
  • Ventura
  • Walnut Creek
  • Yosemite National Park
446
196
15
330
123
38
34
114
133
18
335
39
21
235
318
132
202
143
134
66
454
433
168
106
234
103
80
127
26
437
160
310
126
138
36
177
208
90
27
31
32
483
539
120
154
137
338
152
129
431
398
190
370
430
141
112
97
81
443
192
438
117
174
7:15
3:10
0:23
5:15
2:16
0:51
0:47
2:05
2:23
0:29
6:15
0:42
0:34
4:45
6:00
2:30
3:40
2:34
2:22
1:20
7:13
7:15
2:45
2:00
4:00
1:53
1:30
2:18
0:41
7:00
3:00
5:00
2:30
2:28
0:43
2:50
3:20
1:30
0:36
0:41
0:45
7:40
9:00
2:15
2:30
2:32
5:30
2:49
2:20
7:10
6:13
3:30
6:00
6:46
2:30
2:00
1:45
1:36
6:58
3:35
6:56
2:07
4:15

Kaweah River
  • Anaheim
  • Anderson
  • Auburn
  • Bakersfield
  • Berkeley
  • Carmichael
  • Citrus Heights
  • Concord
  • Dublin
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Eureka
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fortuna
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Banos
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Oakland
  • Orangevale
  • Oxnard
  • Palo Alto
  • Paso Robles
  • Petaluma
  • Pleasanton
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Red Bluff
  • Redding
  • Reno
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Leandro
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stockton
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ukiah
  • Ventura
  • Walnut Creek
  • Yosemite National Park
225
394
264
91
254
238
243
250
226
248
530
239
244
422
512
240
72
237
219
205
219
200
140
165
230
267
349
250
244
202
237
136
297
227
233
375
406
368
254
249
245
248
330
260
225
241
164
257
271
235
163
231
196
195
312
276
327
195
208
373
203
242
165
4:00
6:20
4:31
1:51
4:17
4:16
4:18
4:06
3:42
4:25
9:00
4:15
4:21
7:40
8:50
4:15
1:20
3:55
3:38
3:30
3:58
3:30
2:26
2:50
4:00
4:45
6:35
4:08
4:19
3:46
4:07
2:40
5:00
3:45
4:05
6:00
6:35
6:15
4:22
4:20
4:15
4:25
5:45
4:30
4:00
3:59
3:00
4:15
4:34
4:16
2:58
4:00
3:40
3:31
5:16
5:00
6:00
3:30
3:43
6:20
3:41
4:00
3:30

Merced River
  • Anaheim
  • Anderson
  • Auburn
  • Bakersfield
  • Berkeley
  • Carmichael
  • Citrus Heights
  • Concord
  • Dublin
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Eureka
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fortuna
  • Fremont
  • Fresno
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Banos
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Oakland
  • Orangevale
  • Oxnard
  • Palo Alto
  • Paso Robles
  • Petaluma
  • Pleasanton
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Red Bluff
  • Redding
  • Reno
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Leandro
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • San Rafael
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stockton
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ukiah
  • Ventura
  • Walnut Creek
  • Yosemite National Park
330
313
190
185
122
163
167
112
132
139
439
164
169
332
422
155
76
142
132
125
452
310
81
85
164
186
267
125
168
435
159
186
207
136
158
295
325
286
179
174
165
481
420
180
165
135
214
150
127
329
397
166
245
429
222
195
186
115
441
283
436
115
35
6:00
5:10
3:25
3:18
2:15
3:10
3:10
2:00
2:20
3:15
7:56
3:00
3:15
6:21
7:36
2:45
1:37
2:31
2:18
2:20
7:10
5:30
1:37
1:37
3:07
3:30
4:45
2:15
3:15
6:57
2:57
3:40
3:48
2:24
3:00
4:52
5:20
5:00
3:15
3:15
2:56
7:36
7:00
3:30
3:00
2:30
4:06
2:45
2:17
5:43
6:09
3:12
4:38
6:43
4:00
3:45
4:15
2:09
6:54
5:04
6:52
2:03
0:45
*These drive times are approximate only. Travel time can be impacted by traffic, weather, bathroom and food breaks, etc. Please plan to arrive at the meeting location15 minutes early.

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Best viewing times are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Family Rafting Specials - Bring your family to the South Fork American River on select dates and receive a special discount on both 1 and 2 day trips.

Family Float on the South Fork American River - Bring kids as young as 4 on this American River rafting adventure.

Lower Middle Fork American River Family Adventure - Families with children as young as 5 will love this American River rafting trip.

 


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Located just east of Sacramento near the foothills communities of Placerville and Auburn, American River Recreation has been the premier provider of white water rafting trips in California on the American River, Merced River and Kaweah River since 1979. American River Recreation provides California rafting trips to people of all ages on the South Fork of the American River, Middle Fork of the American River, and the North Fork of the American River--close to Sacramento, Reno, Tahoe, and a short drive from the San Francisco Bay area. American River Recreation also offers white water rafting trips on two of the most rugged and beautiful rivers in California, the Merced River and Kaweah River, near Yosemite and Sequoia, and easy drives from Los Angeles, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay area, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto and Stockton. We offer half day to multi-day California rafting trips, and will tailor a rafting trip to meet your needs. There are many rafting companies in California to chose from, but none have the years of experience, river access, food and fun that American River Recreation has. For more information call us at (800) 333-7238, send a fax (530) 622-2512, or send us an email at info@arrafting.com. Send all correspondence to American River Recreation, PO BOX 465, Lotus, CA 95651.

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