Join Raft California for a full day of Class 2-3+ American River whitewater adventure! The South Fork American River is 21 miles long, on this trip you raft the entire river from Chili Bar dam down to Folsom Lake. The trips meets at our South Fork American River Campground & Outpost in Lotus, CA just off Historic Highway 49. We till shuttle you to/from the river and lunch is provided mid-day.
There are many Class 3 rapids to encounter first thing in the morning. The action continues for the first 7 miles ending with the iconic Troublemaker Rapid (Class 3+). We float past the Marshall Gold Discovery Park and continue with a mellow afternoon float back to camp for lunch.
The afternoon we tackle the Gorge section of the South Fork American River known for the big Class 3+ rapids Satan’s Cesspool & Hospital Bar, along with many other Class 2-3 action along the way.
We end in Folsom lake where our shuttle will bring you back to our outpost/campground. There is the option to camp the night before or after your trip making it a nice vacation with some riverside R&R.