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

1 Day South Fork lower Gorge

1 Day South Fork lower Gorge Rafting Trip

1 Day South Fork lower Gorge


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Departures: March-September,
MEET TIME: 11:00am-4:00pm

Trip Difficulty: Beginner-low intermediate, Class II-III

Who Should Go: Novice & experienced, Ages 7+

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

Price Range: $99-$129

  • plus 8% River Use Fee
  • Youth, Senior and Group discounts are available.

Not Included: gratuities, rentals, camping


The South Fork lower Gorge Whitewater Rafting is perfect for those of you looking for just one day on the South Fork American River. Our meet time is 11:30am; so you will be ready to depart for your next destination by 4:00pm-4:30pm. Located between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, the Class II-III South Fork of the American River is the most popular river in California, and one of the most popular in the United States.

If you are looking to extend your adventure after your South Fork American River Rafting Trip please consider camping with us an extra night, either before or after your trip, for a per person fee. 

  • Trip Includes

    • LENGTH OF RIVER: 11 miles, Camp to Salmon Falls Bridge; fun, safe whitewater rafting
    • TIME ON RIVER: 3 hours
    • MEALS: Lunch
    • AMENITIES: Hot water showers, flush toilets, ping pong, 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. Enjoy riverside glamping by reserving one of 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.