River Class Length in Days Meeting Time Approx. End Time
Class 3 1 day 8:30 AM Daily 4:30 PM- 5:00 PM

One Full Day of Nonstop South Fork Rafting Action

Trip Meet Time: 8:30 AM Trip Daily

End Time: Approx. 4:30 – 5:00 PM

Meeting Location: American River Resort, Coloma CA

Trip Length: 8 Hours

Time on Water: Approx. 6 Hours – 21 River Miles

Rapid Difficulty: Class 3

Intensity: Easy/Beginner/Intermediate

Minimum Age: 6 years

Price: Trips Start at $139

Trip Discounts: 6 -23 people – for every 5 paid rafters the 6th goes half fare, 24 people or more – please call for special pricing


  • The Longest Day Trip in California
  • Professional, Safe, Fun & Courteous Guides
  • All Safety Equipment Provided – Lifejacket, Helmet & Paddle
  • Free Wet-Suits and Splash Jackets for Spring Rafting
  • Enjoy Gold Rush History – James Marshall Gold Discovery Park
  • Raft ALL the Rapids on the South Fork
  • All Shuttles from Coloma to Put-In and back
  • Free Hot Showers at Finish
  • Free Night of Camping before your trip


Raft the entire 21 miles stretch of the South Fork American River, from Chili Bar to Folsom Lake, for an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience. Tons of class III action! This one-day trip starts early and is recommended for those who want the maximum amount of class III thrills in a single trip. The longest single day trip offered in California!

The adventure begins with a scenic shuttle ride to our launching point. Here you will meet your guides, receive the safety talk and paddling instructions before the journey begins. On the river you will encounter many great rapids such as Meat Grinder, Maya, Triple Threat, and Troublemaker. We serve a delicious deli-style lunch buffet half way through the day. After lunch the rafting adventure continues highlighted by spectacular scenery and more exciting rapids such as Fowler’s Rock, Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, and Hospital Bar, just to name a few. Our 21-mile-long journey ends at Folsom Lake. Relax on the scenic shuttle ride back to your cars where we arrive at approximately 4:30-5:00 PM. Please be aware that a variety of factors may cause a trip to end earlier or later than planned. Take this into consideration when making your travel plans.

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