Our 2 day South Fork American River rafting trip is ideal for families with kids ages 7-8+ groups and ok for non-swimmers. This is also great for groups coming from Sacramento, the Bay Area, & Southern California!
We will take you white water rafting on the Class 2-3+ South Fork American River both days! Camping for 2 nights is included at our Riverside Campground, with showers and flushing toilets. We also offer a more wilderness style trip on the river which is popular with both youth groups (scouts etc) and corporate/adult groups.
Meals are included starting with a hearty breakfast the morning after you arrive. We provide 5 meals on the trip – breakfast, lunch & dinner day 1, breakfast & lunch day 2.
We start rafting on the South Fork American Class 2 section mid morning and stop again for lunch before tackling the Class 3+ rapids on the Gorge section in the afternoon. There are many rapids on this section including Satan’s Cesspool & Hospital Bar. We end in Folsom Lake and load the gear up and shuttle back to camp. There is time to shower and relax riverside upon arrival back at camp. Appetizers & dinner are made by your amazing river guides, after they clean up dinner they wish you goodnight until breakfast in the morning.
Day 2 you wake to the sound of the rushing river. Coffee & tea is available in the kitchen early morning followed by a tasty breakfast before we head out for more rafting! This is an earlier morning than day 1 and we have a longer shuttle to the upper Chili Bar put in on the South Fork American River. You will tackle many Class 3+ rapids for the first 7 miles finishing with the infamous Troublemaker Rapid. We float into the Marshall Gold Discovery Park for a picnic lunch at the historic park. There is some time to walk around, but a return visit in the afternoon with more time to explore is a popular post rafting trip activity. There are a few more miles of Class 2-2+ rapids back to camp like Old Scary and Barking Dog. We bid you farewell, or you are welcome to add on another night of camping.
We will provide transportation to/from our South Fork campground as needed during your rafting trips.