What is there to do in the Yosemite National Park Area? It’s a common question but a difficult one to answer, because there is so much. Yosemite National Park offers access to some of the most beautiful and rugged scenery in the nation. Yosemite National Park offers a great place for art and photography, auto touring, backpacking, biking, bird watching, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing and winter sports.
Howabout a day of fun-filled whitewater river rafting? Right outside Yosemite is the scenic and rugged Merced River, and a little further is the Kaweah River. To experience these rivers and more whitewater rafting adventures, contact American River Recreation. We offer whitewater rafting trips for all skill levels within a few short hours drive from Yosemite National Park and the central California cities.
- Merced River—0:45 hour drive (35 miles) from Yosemite National Park
- Kaweah River—3:30 hour drive (165 miles) from Yosemite National Park
- Middle Fork American—4:30 hours (180 miles) from Yosemite National Park
- South Fork American—3:56 hours (162 miles) from Yosemite National Park
- North Fork American—4:15 hours (174 miles) from Yosemite National Park
Get Away From the Summertime Crowds of Yosemite & Come Whitewater Rafting
Located in Northern California, Yosemite National Park is 747,956 acres and was established October 1, 1890. Yosemite National Park boasts deep valleys, a grove of ancient sequoia trees, waterfalls splashing into Yosemite Valley, and hundreds of wildlife species. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir. The Merced River and the Kaweah River are the only rafting rivers available near Yosemite National Park, and there are several other rivers we offer rafting trips on as well only a few short hours drive away. Get away from the summertime crowds of Yosemite National Park and come whitewater rafting with American River Recreation.