Rafting near Chico

Whitewater rafting trips near Chico are available April thru the end of September (rivers vary) and feature spectacular views, secluded river canyons, abundant wildlife and a unique experience for any age. The tamer rapids on the Lower Middle Fork American River are great for families with younger kids, for older kids, beginners, and many returning rafters the South Fork American River is a great ride, while adventurous first timers can enjoy the Middle Fork American and Upper Sacramento, and expert rafters can get their thrills on the Upper Klamath, North Fork American and Yuba Rivers.

Planning a rafting trip near Chico:

Whitewater rafting trips near Chico have so much to offer and can be combined with many other activities to make a great get away for many occasions. The area information page for each of the rivers provides links to visitor information for accommodations, camping, wineries, mountain biking, hiking, restaurants and other places of interest. You can also access these area information resource pages through the site map.

Consider a rafting trip near Chico for the following:

  • A Family adventure vacation or youth group trip. Combine camping and additional activities for kids. Be sure to explore the 3,670 acre Bidwell Park -great on foot or bicycle!
  • Make a weekend of it! Stay in the area and add biking, hiking, and more to your whitewater rafting adventure. Don’t forget to visit the Sierra Nevada Brewery – they offer complimentary tours!
  • A unique getaway for couples looking for plenty of outdoor fun and romance with wine tasting, rafting, and all types of cuisine.

Popular areas for rafting near Chico:

  • Chico
  • Redding
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Downieville
  • Sierra City
  • Nevada City
  • Colfax
  • Auburn
  • Placerville
  • Coloma
  • Lotus

River Rafting Trips near Chico:

Rafting on the South Fork American River

South Fork American River Rafting

Rafting for all ages!!
April-September
Beginner to Intermediate
$89 and up
North Fork Yuba River - Maytag Rapid - Class 5

North Fork Yuba River Rafting

Best Spring Rafting!
April - July depending on snow pack
Intermediate to Advanced
Starting at $138
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

Upper Klamath River Rafting

Best Summer Class 4!
May-September
Intermediate to Advanced
Starting at $189

Upper Sacramento River Rafting

Views of Mt. Shasta from the River!
April-mid-June
Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate
Starting at $118

Lower Klamath River Rafting trips

Overnight Wilderness Trip for Families!
May-September
Beginner to Intermediate
Starting at $359
Rafting on the Trinity River

Trinity River Rafting

Ideal Overnight for Young Kids!
May-July
Beginner
Starting at $359

Trinity River – Burnt Ranch Gorge Rafting

Class 5 Summer Rafting!
May-July
Advanced to Expert
$179+