American River Rafting

California’s #1 White Water Rafting Destination

We offer a wide range of American River rafting trips located in the Gold Country just east of Sacramento, but also near Lake Tahoe. Many of these rafting trips are available with guaranteed flows from April through September. These rivers offer something for all levels of ability, experience, and age.

The easiest American River rafting trips are suitable for children ages 4 and up Intermediate rafting is perfect for most kids (ages 7-8+) and suitable for non-swimmers and first timers alike. There is also whitewater rafting for the most experienced and for the adventurous first time rafter. Be sure to check on our weekday Family Specials  where kids raft with discounts of 20% to 50% on selected 2-3 day trips.

Pick an American River rafting trip from just a few hours or a few days. Trips from 2-5 days include your meals & camping. We also offer Canvas Tents for a little more glamping on the South Fork American. Facilities also include hot showers and flush toilets. We also offer wilderness style trips where we take the gear on the river and pull over at secluded locations.

The South Fork American River and Middle Fork American River have the most reliable flows and longest season for white water rafting in California. The three forks of the American River are truly an exceptional resource. Rafting trips are located close to Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay Area. Escape the city into the wilderness.  We hope you join us for some memorable whitewater rafting on the American River.

American River Rafting Trip Options

Rafting on the South Fork American River

South Fork American River Rafting

Rafting for all ages!!
April-September
Beginner to Intermediate
$89 and up
Middle Fork American River Rafting, Tunnel Chute Rapid

Middle Fork American River Rafting

Summer Adrenaline Rush!
May-September
Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate
Starting at $139

Lower Middle Fork American River Rafting

Wilderness rafting trip for young kids!
May-September
Beginner
$89-$119
Rafting the Staircase Rapid on the North Fork American River

North Fork American River Rafting

Spring Adventure Rafting!
April - June
Intermediate to Advanced
Starting at $139

Lower North Fork American River Rafting

Beautiful Spring run for Families!
April-June
Beginner
Starting at $109