California Whitewater Rafting Trips near San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
Mariah Wilderness Expeditions - Coordinated by Raft California

1 Day Middle Fork American River Whitewater Rafting Trip

1 Day Middle Fork American River Whitewater Rafting Trip

1 Day Middle Fork American River Whitewater Rafting Trip

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Departures: Daily Mid-May through mid-September

Meet Time: 8:00am

Trip Difficulty: Enthusiastic Beginner-Intermediate Class II-IV

Who Should Go: Enthusiastic beginner, intermediate & experienced, Ages 12+

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

Price Range: $139-$169

Not Included: 8% River Use Fee, gratuities

Available to Rent: Wet suits if needed (usually spring & early summer).


A 1 Day Middle Fork American River Whitewater Rafting trip, located near Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Auburn, has become one of the most popular whitewater rafting trips for intermediate level white water rafting trips in California.

This trip is perfect for those of you looking for a quick rafting getaway on exciting rapids.

If you are looking to extend your adventure, please consider camping with us an extra night, either before or after your trip at our riverside camp on the South Fork American River.

  • Trip Includes

    • LENGTH OF RIVER: 18 miles, Oxbow Reservoir to Driver’s Flat; fun, safe whitewater rafting
    • TIME ON RIVER: 6 hours including picnic lunch on the river
    • MEALS: Lunch
    • AMENITIES, GUIDES & EQUIPMENT: Professional, fun, professional guides & instruction, river equipment & river shuttles from/to Auburn Meet spot.
    • 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. Upgrade to our glamping Tent Cabins which are all built on platforms and most include deluxe cots, foam pads and deck chairs. Each houses between 2-5 persons.
    • View River Rapids Map

    The Evening Before Your Trip!
    Camping at our South Fork of the American River Campground this night is not included in the price of your trip. However, we invite you to join us for a small additional fee. If you camp with us the night prior to your trip, we request that you come anytime after 5:00pm. Our Camp Host will greet you, give you any rentals you have reserved, and show you where you may camp. There are several nice restaurants nearby where you may enjoy a lovely dinner.