Now accepting reservations for the April – October Rafting Season



1/2 Day Trips – Perfect for rafters with limited time looking for a few hours of fun in the sun. Morning or afternoon trips starting from just $79


Full Day Trips – Spend the day playing on the river and soaking up the sun. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced trips available starting at just $125 with lunch!


Multi Day Trips – Relax and recharge on a trip filled with lots of rafting fun, awesome food and camping under a million stars. Trips starting at $245 with camping and meals.

Don’t Miss the Rafting Fun!

The upcoming season is sure to provide lots of fun and thrills


Don’t miss out on all the fun

    Now taking reservations
    from April through October.



    Beginner. Choose from several trips ideal for youth groups, families or adventurous beginners. Trips starting at $79.


    Intermediate. Enjoy the thrill of rafting down world class rapids on the Middle and South Forks of the American. Trips starting at $110.


    Advanced. Enjoy an action packed trip on spring high water. Trips starting at $125.

    American River Recreation

    Whitewater Rafting Experts Since 1979

    American River Recreation has been the premier rafting outfitter of fun and excitement on the American River, Merced River, and Kaweah River since 1979. We offer a wide variety of river raft 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 white water rafting guides are the best in the industry. Whether you are looking for a scenic gentle float down the river or whitewater adventures, contact us today for your American River rafting experience!

    What our clients are saying

    • I enjoyed everything about this experience, the staff was awesome. I'll be coming back for sure. I've already recommended you guys to several people. Thank you guys!

    • Our family of four including our teenagers loved the rafting, it was the highlight of our two week holiday. Safety was clearly important and I was impressed but the talk and the seriousness with which it was given. The rapids were great fun, exhilarating and were interspersed with stretches of calm in which you could enjoy the beautiful countryside. Lunch was great too. We just loved it all. Thank you

    • The owner greeted us upon our arrival. All of the food was delicious! Our guide, Christian, was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable and funny

    • We've been rafting on the American River for 20+ years and David is definitely at the top of the favorite guide list. All of the guides that day seemed fantastic and we enjoyed every moment of it.

    White water rafting trips in California since 1979!

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    6019 New River Road, Coloma CA 95613

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