Modesto is a multi-cultural city that is a microcosm of California. Modesto was immortalized in the 1973 film American Graffiti which was directed by George Lucas who is a native to Modesto. Modesto is also home McHenry Mansion, McHenry Museum, George Lucas Plaza, Gallo Center for the Arts, and downtown Modesto is known for having a variety of restaurants and night life.
On top of all that, Modesto is a short drive from some of the best whitewater river rafting in California. So when you are ready to take a break from the sweltering summer heat in the Central Valley, come visit American River Recreation for a fun filled day rafting down the American River, Kaweah River or Merced River.
We offer a number of whitewater rafting trips for people of all ages and skill levels. We offer Class II and III whitewater rafting trips that your family can enjoy, and for those of you looking to boost your adrenaline we offer great Class IV whitewater rafting experiences.
American River Recreation has been providing fun-filled days of whitewater rafting to Modesto since 1979.
- Merced River— 1:37 hour drive (85 miles) from Modesto
- Middle Fork American—2:00 hours (108 miles) from Modesto
- South Fork American—2:00 hours (106 miles) from Modesto
- North Fork American—2:00 hours (106 miles) from Modesto
- Kaweah River—2:50 hour drive (165 miles) from Modesto
Whitewater Rafting Trips An Hour Drive from Modesto
Modesto may be well known and successful because of its commitment to agriculture. Modesto continues to gain notice for its varied lifestyles, attractions and historical sites. Whether you live in Modesto or are just visiting, be sure to take a day to enjoy an exciting whitewater rafting trip with American River Recreation.
We offer rafting trips for people of all skills levels and supply everything you need to make your day memorable. Within 45 minutes you could be on class Class II and III whitewater rafting trips that your family can enjoy, or a Class IV whitewater rafting trip for more adventurous and experienced rafters.