California Whitewater Rafting – Water Level Condition Predictions

Water level conditions & flows – our predictions for American River, Truckee River rafting & other California rafting trips in 2018 | Updated May 8, 2018:

Celebrating our 40th year of commercial rafting operations in 2018!

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South Fork American River Rafting – NOW RUNNING!
Before Memorial Day – Trips every day but Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Memorial Day – Labor Day – Trips every day but Wednesdays.
After Labor Day – Trips available Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Middle Fork American River Rafting – NOW RUNNING. Guaranteed flows 7 days a week thru the end of September. Rare all summer Class 4 experience.  

Truckee River – NOW RUNNING! 2018 Truckee River Rafting Trips will be run ont the Boca Run . The Boca Run is suitable for most participants, though its gets a bit more challenging at the end at lower flows. 

This is not the same float out of Tahoe City. So if someone tells you there is “no” water or “too much” water in the Truckee make sure to call and check with us!!

California Salmon River – 2018 trips will resume in April or May 2018. Try and get a group together for this classic Class 4/5 river. 

Burnt Ranch Gorge (Class 5) on the Trinity River – Though its dam controlled, the Bureau of Reclamation schedule releases due to a “water year type”. Check back in April for best predictions. Definitely requires previous Class 4 experience and a Class 5 swim test will be given. 

Trinity River Rafting –  STARTS EARLY JUNE! This river always gets cut back somewhat drastically in mid-July. After that the Lower Klamath is a better option and that flows well into September. Check out Family Special trips for some great discounted trip dates for kids.

Lower Klamath River Rafting –  STARTS EARLY JUNE! Check out our multi-day Family Special trips scheduled during the week for some great rates. The Karuk Indian ceremonies that close down some of the best whitewater sections are usually sometime in August. Trips should still be available during the ceremonies but require changes to logistics.

Upper Klamath River Rafting – STARTS LATE MAY! We usually start running in late May to give the access roads a chance to dry out. The Upper Klamath is one of the best choices for great Class 4+ summer whitewater. It will run all the way through September allowing for 1-2 day rafting trips.

North Yuba River rafting – DONE MID TO LATE MAY 2018! Do come and join us and find out why our guides love this river! 1, 2 and 3 day trips offering riverside camping on the North Yuba River.  For starters only 3 companies!!

North Fork American River rafting – NO MORE TRIPS FOR 2018.

East Fork Carson rafting – NO MORE TRIPS FOR 2018.

Upper Sacramento Rafting – NO MORE TRIPS FOR 2018.