Rafting on the American River

We offer a wide range of American River rafting trips located in the Gold Country just east of Sacramento. 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 from 4 years, seniors and those with special needs. 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 from lunch on the first day, through lunch on the last. We will set up a tent for you if you need one. Camping can have the comforts of hot showers and full facilities. Or you can do wilderness style where we take the gear on the river and pull over at secluded locations. Camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bag, sleeping pads, and charcoal Weber bbqs are typically available for rent in advance. 

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

South Fork American River Rafting

Rafting for all ages!!
Beginner to Intermediate
$89 and up

Middle Fork American River Rafting

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

Lower Middle Fork American River Rafting

Wilderness rafting trip for young kids!

North Fork American River Rafting

Spring Adventure Rafting!
April - June
Intermediate to Advanced
Starting at $108

Lower North Fork American River Rafting

Beautiful Spring run for Families!
Starting at $109