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

Half Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip-Gorge

Half Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip-Gorge
Half Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip-Gorge


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Departures: Daily, May through mid-September, 12:00pm-4:00pm Trip Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate, Class II-III Who Should Go: Novice & experienced, Ages 7-97 Type of Raft: Paddle boat, 6-8 paddlers plus a professional guide Price Range: $99-$119
  • 8% River Use Fee is included in the Labor Day Splash prices.
  • Group rates are available.
Not Included: 8% River Use Fee, gratuities, meals, camping Available to Rent: Wetsuits if needed (usually spring & early summer), tents, sleeping bags & pads (for campers)
THIS IS NOW A 1 DAY TRIP WITH LUNCH...SAME RUN, WE JUST INCLUDE LUNCH AT THE END! Located between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe near the town of Coloma, California, the Class II-III South Fork of the American River is the most popular river in California. This Half Day, afternoon trip, on the South Fork American River Rafting Trip-Gorge section is perfect for those of you looking for just an afternoon on the river. Our meet time is 12:00pm so you can sleep in and still have time to drive the 2.5 hours from San Francisco, or the 4 hours from Yosemite. If you are looking to extend your Half Day South Fork American River Rafting Trip-Gorge adventure, please consider camping with us after your trip. If we already have a dinner 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: 11 miles of river, Mariah Camp to Salmon Falls Bridge; fun, safe whitewater rafting
    • TIME ON RIVER: 3.5 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. We offer unique Tent Cabins which are all built on platforms and most include deluxe cots, foam pads and deck chairs. Each houses between 2-5 persons.