California Whitewater Rafting Trips near San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
Mariah Wilderness Expeditions - Coordinated by Raft California
2 Day South Fork and North Fork American River Rafting Trip

North & South Fork American River Rafting Trip

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  Departures: Departures: Saturday, Monday, Thursday. April through June, 9:00am-3:00pm (Length of season depends on snowpack & snow melt). Trip Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced Class III-IV Who Should Go: Novice in good physical condition & experienced, Ages 14+ Type of Raft: Paddle boat, 6 paddlers plus a professional guide Price Range: $319-$349
  • plus 8% River Use Fee
Not Included: 8% River Use Fee, gratuities, wetsuits if needed Available to Rent: Wetsuits if needed, Tents, sleeping bags & pads
This 2 Day North and South Fork American River Rafting Trip is perfect for those of you looking for two days on two different rivers, the beginner-intermediate Class II-III South Fork American River and the advanced Class IV North Fork American River.  An hour north of Sacramento, on your way to Reno, the Class IV North Fork of the American River has some of the best technical whitewater rafting in California. The South Fork is 2.5 hours from San Francisco. If you are looking to extend your adventure after the 2 Day North and South Fork American River Rafting Trip, please consider camping with us an extra night, either before or after your trip. If we already have a dinner or breakfast on the schedule you are welcome to join us.The additional camping and meals are for a small add-on price.
  • Trip Includes

    • 21 miles/2 days of whitewater rafting
    • 4 meals (Lunch Dinner/Breakfast Lunch)
    • 1 night of camping
    • Raft 2 rivers:
      • Day 1: South Fork (11 miles)
      • Day 2: North Fork (9 miles)
    • Established Campground: hot water showersflush toilets, ping pong, volleyball, horseshoes
    • Professional fun guides! Clear instruction, river equipment & 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 offer a unique "glamping" and whitewater experience with the inclusion of Tent Cabins. These consist of a wood platform base with deluxe cots, foam pads and deck chairs. Each houses between 2-5 persons. This is THE BEST WAY to camp on the South Fork American River!
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    Add Camping to your Raft Trip
    Come join us for camping the night before or after your trip at our South Fork American River Campground.  The cost is $30/person each night. Breakfast is included for the morning after your night of camping.  Dinner is often available at an additional rate.