Whitewater rafting near Napa Valley Wine Country is available April-September. Our river trips provide some of the best whitewater in the western USA. Napa’s rolling hills and spectacular views are within easy reach of the American River. Featuring 3 forks of varying difficulties the American River trips are within 2 hours of Napa. We offer 1/2, 1, and multi day trips and discounted rates for youths, seniors and groups. Highly discounted Family Rafting Specials are offered on selected weekdays where kids are 40-50% off!
Consider a rafting trip near Napa for the following:
- Mild trips for kids ages 4+ are available on the Class 2 Lower Middle Fork American and the South Fork American River Lotus Run.
- Beginner/Intermediate trips on the South Fork American River Class 2-3+ trips are perfect for first timers, non-swimmers, and kids ages 7+.
- Adventurous beginners and return rafters enjoy Class 4 rapids on the Middle Fork American all summer long and the North Fork American River in the spring.
- The North Yuba is also a great Spring option for Class 4-5 runs, but is a but farther than the American River at around 3 hours from Napa.
Planning a rafting trip near Napa
Northern California has the ideal climate and soil for growing grapes giving Napa Valley international recognition for its vintners, but Sonoma Country is not the only area in California for wine enthusiasts. There are also many tasting rooms and wineries in the Gold Country, that you might like to consider. These are gaining a great reputation and are even closer to some great rafting and other wonderful visitor destinations like Lake Tahoe.
Popular areas for rafting near Napa Valley[column-group] [column]
- Lake Berryessa
- Santa Rosa