California Whitewater Rafting Trips near San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
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1 Day Entire South Fork American River

Entire South Fork American River Run 1-Day of Whitewater Rafting
1 Day Entire South Fork American River

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Departures: March-September

MEET TIME: 8:00am-4:30pm

Trip Difficulty: Beginner, Class II-III

Who Should Go: Novice & experienced, ages 7+

Type of Raft: Paddle boat, 6-8 paddlers plus a professional guide

Price Range: $139-$159

  • 8% River Use Fee, gratuities, rentals
 Available to Rent: wetsuits if needed (usually spring & early summer), tents, sleeping bags & pads

Located between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe near Coloma, California, the Class II-III South Fork of the American River is the most popular river in California.

This 1 Day Entire South Fork American River Rafting Trip is perfect for those of you looking for an action-packed day river rafting non-scary yet exciting rapids.You will raft both the Chili Bar section and the Gorge section, the entire 21 miles of river. Our meet time is 8:00am so you will be ready to depart for your next destination by 5:00pm.

If you are looking to extend your adventure after your 1 Day Entire South Fork American River Rafting Trip, please consider camping with us (for a fee), either before or after your trip.


  • Trip Includes

    • LENGTH OF RIVER: 21 miles, Chili Bar to Salmon Falls Bridge; fun, safe, whitewater rafting
    • TIME ON RIVER: 7 hours plus 45 minute lunch on the river
    • MEALS: Lunch
    • AMENITIES: Hot water showers, flush toilets, pingpong, volleyball, horseshoes
    • GUIDES & EQUIPMENT: Professional fun guides & instruction, river equipment & river shuttles
    • Our Campground

      We have a beautiful campground, large and spacious.There are lots of trees which means that there are many sites that can accommodates groups of all sizes. Experience riverside glamping in our Tent Cabins which are all built on platforms and most include deluxe cots, foam pads and deck chairs. Each houses between 2-5 persons.