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:[column-group] [column]
- North Lake Tahoe
- Sierra City
- Nevada City