Being the third largest city in California, San Jose has many activities to offer its visitors and residents. Everything from world class hotels, the Sharks hockey team, shopping, restaurants and beautiful parks. One thing San Jose does not offer its residents and visitors is white water rafting.
Whether you would like to enjoy your first white water rafting trip, or are an experienced rafter, we offer many river and trip options all within a two to five hour drive. Come to the Sierra Nevada region of California to experience our beautiful and exciting rivers. 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.
- Middle Fork American—2:45 hours (162 miles) from San Jose
- South Fork American—2:45 hours (155 miles) from San Jose
- North Fork American—2:30 hours (154 miles) from San Jose
- Merced River—3:30 hour drive (330 miles) from San Jose
- Kaweah River—4:30 hour drive (165 miles) from San Jose
Escape the Hustle & Bustle of San Jose & Come Whitewater Rafting
San Jose has much more than hotels, shopping, restaurants, and beautiful parks. San Jose is home to the San Jose Sharks, an NHL team. San Jose State University, San Jose Museum of Art, and San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The city is accessible by train, plane, car, and bus which will give you access to further attractions such as the Winchester Mystery House, Heritage Rose Garden and the charming shopping district of Willow Glen.
When you are visiting San Jose or are a full time resident and want to experience the excitement and pleasure of whitewater rafting, look no further than American River Recreation. We are a short drive from San Jose and will show you the whitewater rafting day of your life.