South Fork American River Rafting

American River White Water Rafting Fun for the Whole Family!

South Fork American River Rafting

RAFTING FUN & INFORMATION FOR SOUTH FORK TRIPS

In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold on the South Fork American River, making this river famous and perfect for American River rafting. Today, South Fork American River white water rafting is not only the most popular American River rafting run, but is also the most popular whitewater run in all of California. A wonderful introduction to American River white water rafting, this river is ideal for the first-timer as well as the seasoned American River rafting veteran.

From Chili Bar Reservoir to Folsom Lake, the South Fork American River flows 21 beautifully unbridled miles of exciting American River rafting. Over 25 major California river rafting rapids cut through some of the most varied geology in the Sierra. Along with the natural and human history, you’ll thrill to the challenge of such ominous sounding California river rafting rapids as Meatgrinder, Troublemaker, Satan’s Cesspool, and Hospital Bar!

Half-Day Trips start at $79!

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South Fork American River Rafting

Quarter-Day Family Float Trip Special: Class II

This easy, four mile, class II trip is great for families wanting to bring along the little ones. Children as young as four years old are welcome on this American River white water rafting adventure.

Prices Start at $59 pp
Minimum Age: 4 years
Trip Meet Time: 12:00 PM
Time on Water: Approximately 2 Hours

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South Fork American River Rafting

Half-Day Chili Bar: Chili Bar to Coloma, Class III

This morning 6 mile American River white water rafting voyage will have you enjoying the outdoors amongst the beauty and history of the gold country. The 6 miles of California river rafting offer continuous excitement as well as giving you a chance to relax and enjoy the American River rafting scenery.

Prices Start at $79 pp
Minimum Age: 6 years
Trip Meet Time: 8:30 AM
Time on Water: Approximately 2 Hours

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South Fork American River Rafting

Half-Day California River Rafting Special: Class III

 

Our afternoon Half-Day Gorge Express is our most popular half day trip. A perfect mix of relaxation and whitewater excitement. We offer two different half-day California river rafting trips: one in the morning down the Chili Bar section, and one in the afternoon through the Gorge. Both these trips offer a great introduction to California river rafting and perfect for those desiring a shorter day without meals.

Prices Start at $85 pp
Minimum Age: 6 years
Trip Meet Time: 12:00 PM
Time on Water: Approximately 3 to 4 Hours

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South Fork American River Rafting

One-Day Gorge: Coloma to Folsom Lake, Class III

 

This is the most popular South Fork river rafting trip! This California river rafting trip takes you through 15 miles of scenic countryside. Starting gently and building to almost non-stop California river rafting excitement, you will travel through a spectacular canyon of rock cliffs and thundering California river rafting waters.

Prices Start at $99
Minimum Age: 6 years
Trip Meet Time: 10:00 AM
Time on Water: Approximately 5 Hours with Lunch

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South Fork American River Rafting

One-Day Full California River Rafting Trip: Chili Bar to Folsom Lake, Class III

Raft the entire 21 miles of the river for an unforgettable American River rafting experience. This trip starts early and is recommended for those who want the maximum amount of American River rafting pleasure in a one day trip.

Prices Start at $129 pp
Minimum Age: 6 years
Trip Meet Time: 8:30 AM
Time on Water: Approximately 6 Hours with Lunch

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South Fork American River Rafting

Two-Day South Fork American River White Water Rafting Trips: Chili Bar to Folsom Lake, Class III

Your 2-day American River white water river rafting adventure starts in Coloma. On day one, we raft the infamous Gorge section. Half-way down, we stop for a delicious deli-style lunch, then raft on to Folsom Lake. After refreshments, we will board the bus for a short, scenic ride back to our private American River front camp. As our chef start cooking our big, country-style BBQ dinner, you will have time to fish, play volleyball, toss horse shoes, take a hot shower, or just relax and enjoy a cold beverage along with scrumptious appetizers. After a tasty dessert, an entertaining slide show in our camp will feature you running the biggest rapids of the day. Enjoy the rest of your evening swapping stories around a glowing campfire. The following morning, after a hearty breakfast, we will board the bus and head up top to Chili Bar. You will raft the mighty Chili Bar section down to our camp next to  Marshall gold discovery site at Sutter’s Mill, where lunch will be served. After lunch, you can relax and get ready to head home.

Prices Start at $259 pp all inclusive
Minimum Age: 6 years
Trip Meet Time: 10:00 AM on Day 1
Time on Water: Approximately 5 Hours Day 1 and 2 Hours Day 2

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