Get Ready to Raft!

Two important parts of any whitewater river rafting trip are planning and preparation.    Here are some useful resources to help you get ready for your whitewater adventure!

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Directions and Maps
How to find us! Here you will find maps, driving directions, GPS coordinates and more.

Rafting Trip Meeting Times
Don’t be late! Here are tables of the various departure times for all rafting trips and a list of estimated driving times from some of the nearby population centers.

Your River Rafting Trip Packing List
Our recommendations and suggestions what to pack for your adventures with us, along with answers to some common  questions.

River Classifications
Unsure of the difference between Class III and Class V whitewater rapids? Visit this page for a brief overview of the classification system and how it applies to each of the American River’s three forks.

River Flows
Dive deeper into American River hydrology. Learn more about the water volume flows of the and how they are affected by periodic water releases at the several dams along its course.

Rafting Forms and Waivers
Links to our required legal waiver forms and other helpful documents.

Cancellations Policies and Insurance
A link to the official reservations and cancellations policies of American Whitewater Expeditions, along with useful info on optional travel insurance.