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

2 Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip

2 Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip

2 Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip
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Departures: Every Saturday, Monday and Thursday, May through mid-September
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: $279-$309

  • Plus 8% River Use Fee
  • Other Discounts & Group rates are available.
  • Family Specials for Monday & Thursday departures with 50% off for youths (with every full paying adult)

Not Included: 8% River Use Fee, gratuities

Available to Rent: wetsuits if needed (usually spring & early summer), tents, sleeping bags & pads


The 2 Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip, located near Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, and only 2.5 hours from San Francisco,is one of the most popular rivers in California. This Class II-III, California Whitewater Rafting Trip, will take you through beautiful mountain terrain.


The 2 Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip is perfect for those of you looking for a special California overnight getaway on non-scary rapids. The wine tasting during hors d’oeuvres after the first day of rafting provides you with a introduction to the high quality of wines from the El Dorado County.

If you are looking to extend your adventure please consider camping with us an extra night, either before or after your trip. If we already have a breakfast scheduled for your first morning, you are welcome to join us. The additional camping and meals are for a small add-on price.

  • Trip Includes

    • LENGTH OF RIVER: 25 miles of river
      • First Day: 13 miles, 49 Bridge to Salmon Falls Bridge
      • Second Day: 11 miles, Chili Bar Put-In to Rivers Bend Camp
    • MEALS: 4 meals
      • First Day: Lunch, Dinner
      • Second Day: Breakfast, Lunch
    • CAMPING: 1 night of camping (night during)
    • AMENITIES: hot water showers, flush toilets, pingpong, volleyball, horseshoes
    • GUIDES & EQUIPMENT: professional, fun loving river 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. We also offer Tent Cabins which are all built on platforms and most include deluxe cots, foam pads and deck chairs. Each houses between 2-5 persons.
  • Our Menus

    We pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our meals.We can accommodate many different dietary requirements, so let us know if you are vegetarian, need gluten-free, or have food allergies such as to peanuts and dairy. Breakfasts can include pancakes, sausage, build your own egg burrito, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cereals. One day our lunches include build your own deli sandwiches; another day, at camp, we usually have a barbeque lunch. Peanut butter & jelly are always available. Dinners include barbequed steak & chicken, fresh salad, garlic bread, potatoes and dessert.