South Fork American River – “Lotus Run” ¼ day raft trip


Perfect for Young Kids!

Difficulty: Beginner

Rating: Class 2

Minimum Age: 4 years

Length: 4 miles

Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm

Price: $69-$99 [ VIEW PRICES ]

Lunch Included


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The South Fork American River Lotus Run is a rafting trip suitable for younger kids, older seniors and timid rafters. Its an easy guided river trip which contains mild Class 1 & 2 rapids. 

We meet at 10:30am in the parking lot for a short shuttle to the put in where pre-trip instruction is given. PFD’s and helmets are fitted, and paddles given out before launching. The group enjoys an easy 4 mile float with fun rapids including ‘Barking Dog’ before we arrive back to our camp for lunch. 

Make a day of it – Plan a visit to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park just 2 miles away from our camp or take some easy local hikes.

Make it a camping & rafting vacation! Add camping at our private riverside campground with canvas tents and group event areas. Also check out our Lower Middle Fork American/South Fork Lotus Run Overnight package!

The South Fork American River Lotus Run has limited availability, especially on weekends and during peak holidays.