South Lake Tahoe offers countless recreational opportunities during the summer and winter months. There is skiing, boating, ice skating, bar hopping, black jack and motorcycle touring. You can visit Lake Tahoe, or go hiking, snowshoeing, climbing, or biking through groves of pine trees. At night there are casinos, bars, restaurants, shopping, spas and a thriving art scene. South Lake Tahoe seems to offer everything for its residents and visitors.
But it’s missing something… Whitewater Rafting! American River Recreation fills that gap for people who are looking for an adrenaline rush, or a family friendly adventure. A short 1 hour and 30 minute drive to the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, American River Recreation offers a wide range of whitewater rafting trips for the residents and guests of South Lake Tahoe
- Middle Fork American—2:00 hours (107 miles) from South Lake Tahoe
- South Fork American—1:32 hours (69 miles) from South Lake Tahoe
- North Fork American—1:45 hours (97 miles) from South Lake Tahoe
- Merced River—4:15 hour drive (186 miles) from South Lake Tahoe
- Kaweah River—6:00 hour drive (327 miles) from South Lake Tahoe
Get Away from South Lake Tahoe for a Whitewater Rafting Trip
Casinos, Lake Tahoe, art scenes, restaurants and shopping is great, but for a real thrill, why not whitewater rafting? Come down the mountain from South Lake Tahoe and visit Northern California’s Gold Country. Come for the whitewater rafting and stay for scenery, views, and atmosphere. Lake Tahoe offers water recreation like skiing, inner tubing, and boating, but South Lake Tahoe does not offer whitewater rafting. Only a short one and a half hour drive from South Lake Tahoe, you, your family and friends could be on the Middle Fork of the American River with American River Recreation, going for a whitewater rafting trip and having the time of your life!