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

2 Day South and Middle Fork American River

2 Day South and Middle Fork American River


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Departures: Mid May-September

MEET TIME: 10:30am

Trip Difficulty: Beginner Class II-III

Who Should Go: Enthusiastic beginner, intermediate & experienced, Ages 12-97

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

Price Range: $319-$349

  • plus 8% River Use Fee

Not Included: gratuities

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


This 2 Day South and Middle Fork American River Rafting Trip on two different rivers has become very popular and is perfect for those of you looking for an exciting 2 Day whitewater rafting adventure. Located between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, both the Class II-III South Fork of the American River, and the Class III-IV Middle Fork of the American River, have become two of the most popular rivers in California. Our meet time the first day is 10:30am 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 5:00pm.

If you are looking to extend your adventure after your 2 Day South and Middle 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

    • LENGTH OF RIVER: 29 miles of river,
    • TIME ON RIVER: 2 days of whitewater rafting
    • MEALS: 4 meals (First Day: lunch, dinner/Second Day: breakfast, lunch)
    • CAMPING: 1 night of camping at our South Fork camp (night during)
    • AMENITIES: Hot water showers, flush toilets, ping pong, volleyball, horseshoes
    • GUIDES & EQUIPMENT: Professional fun guides & 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. Enjoy 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.