California Whitewater Rafting Trips near San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
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2 Day Wine and South Fork American River Rafting Trip

2 Day Wine and South Fork American River Rafting Trip

2 Day Wine and South Fork American River Rafting Trip


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Departures: March-September

Meet Time: 9:00am

Trip Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate, Class II-III

Who Should Go: Novice & experienced, Ages 21+

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

Price Range: $329-$349

  • Plus 8% river use fee.
  • Youth, Senior, and Group discounts are available.

Not Included: 8% River Use Fee, gratuities, rentals, $24 tasting fee

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


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

The 2 Day Wine and South Fork American River Rafting Trip is perfect for those of you looking for a special California 2-day 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. Our meet time is 9:00am so you have time to drive the 2.5 hours from San Francisco. On the second day you will be ready to depart for your next destination by 2:00pm.

  • Trip Includes

    • LENGTH OF RIVER: 11 miles of river
      • Second Day: 11 miles, Chili Bar Put-In to 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, wine-tasting during hors d’oeuvres
    • 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. Enjoy this unique experience even more by upgrading to 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.
  • 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 include pancakes, sausage, build your own egg burrito, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cereals.Lunches include build your own deli sandwiches; 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.

The Evening Before Your Trip!
Camping at the our private 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. Breakfast is typically included when adding additional nights camping.