Lower Middle Fork American River

Auburn, CA /

Class 2

for first-time california rafters, families with young kids, and youth groups

The Lower Middle Fork American River rafting trips offer a beautiful, wilderness setting located in the Gold Country near Sacramento.

This trip is perfect for young kids ages 4 and up as well as more timid children for safe rafting trips available all summer long.

Lower Middle Fork American River- 1/2 Day Rafting Trip

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a great trip for family groups

Bring along multiple generations to experience rafting with the grand parents or less able bodied. Inflatable kayaks can be rented for some additional challenges for teens and adults.

The Lower Middle Fork American raft trip is mellower, less traveled, and more relaxed than the nearby South Fork American River. We originally started rafting this river section to introduce our own children to rafting, and now we hope to share it with you too! Our guides are knowledgeable of the flora, fauna and wildlife on this river and are happy to share with you as we float down the river.

Logistics of the trip make it less accessible, therefore few outfitters offer this raft trip. Group sizes are usually small.


Where should I stay?


  • Raft California Campground – Lotus, CA
    Camp with us @ our private riverside campground. This is the same location for our river trips and overnight trips with meals and camping included are also available on certain dates.
  • Consumnes River Ranch – Plymouth, CA
    One of our preferred partners! This is an amazing private property on the Consumnes River with tent camping, glamping cabins, stone barn for weddings and more.

Hotel Options:

Meeting Location

Meeting Location: Crooked Lane Brewing Company

Easy access off I-80 near Sacramento, between San Francisco & Lake Tahoe