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#01 Half Day – Chili Bar Trip

If your time is limited but you still want to experience the joy of rafting, then this is the perfect trip for you. Action packed from start to finish and sure to get your adrenalin flowing.

WHERE:Chili Bar to Coloma
LENGTH:6 miles
Class:III
DEPARTS:Morning trips offered daily except No-Water Wednesdays.
LUNCH:Not included but can be added
CAMPING:Camping the night before your trip is FREE
Minimum Age:6 and older. Youth prices ages 6 to 16
Chili Bar
Run ½ Day
Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday
Friday special Saturday Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth
$89 $79 $84 $74 $105 $95 $99 $89

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family special, group rates and last minute specials.

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The Chili Bar section of the South Fork American River is a great rafting trip if you have limited time and you want continuous whitewater action. On the Chili Bar rafting trip, the action starts right off the bat and is almost non-stop. You will be rafting down challenging Class III rapids including Meat Grinder, Triple Threat, and Troublemaker as well as lots of smaller ones. Lunch is not included with the trip, but a Camp Lunch for $8 per person can be booked ahead of time. Camp for free the night before or arrive just before your trip.

Spend the afternoon exploring the historic James Marshall Gold Discovery Park. Additional night’s camping and meals are also available. Please call 1-800-825-3205 or email us for details.

Important Trip Details The South Fork Chili Bar rafting trip is offered every day of the week, except Wednesdays, departing from our River Camp in Coloma. Click for Directions.

Our morning rafting trip leaves our River Camp at 9:00 AM so it’s imperative that you arrive by 8:30 AM at the latest. Groups that want a later start time can call us for availability. You can also choose to camp with us the night before. This trip ends below Troublemaker Rapid between 12:00 & 12:30 PM.

Get ready for your South Fork whitewater rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#02 Day Trip – Lower Gorge Trip
The longest Lower Gorge Run on the South Fork and our most popular one day rafting trip. Spend a relaxing day filled with moments of excitement paddling through fun rapids. Perfect for first timers, families with young children and groups looking for a fun day out.
WHERE:Coloma to Salmon Falls
LENGTH:15 miles
Class:III
DEPARTS:10:00 AM every day except No-Water Wednesdays
Lunch:River Lunch Included
Camping:Camping the night before your trip is FREE
Minimum age:6 years. Youth prices ages 6 to 16
1 Day Gorge Run Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth
$125 $115 $139 $129

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Camp the night prior to your trip for free or arrive the morning of your trip by 9:30 AM. We’ll meet at our deluxe campground and, following a safety talk, you’ll get on the water and you’ll be on your way for a day of fun on the exciting South Fork American River’s “Lower Gorge Run”. Your trip begins just below Troublemaker Rapid and you’ll raft past James Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, where gold was discovered in 1848!

The first few rapids you’ll encounter on the lower stretch are small but spirited and will allow you to practice your new paddling skills. Then a huge deli-style lunch to match those big, outdoor appetites will be set out for you by the side of the river. After lunch, we’re off to challenge “The Gorge” and experience the excitement of outstanding rapids such as Fowlers Rock, Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar. Just before you hit Folsom Lake our own Honda Jet Ski will meet you for the tow to the take-out at Salmon Falls – this way you avoid a 2 mile paddle out with a headwind. Cold beverages will be provided at the end of your trip, and we will shuttle you back to camp between 4:00 & 5:00 PM depending on river flows.

Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call 1-800-825-3205 or email us for details.

Important Trip Details

The South Fork Lower Gorge rafting trip is offered every day of the week, except Wednesdays, departing from our River Camp in Coloma. Click for Directions.

This trip leaves our River Camp at 10:00 AM so it’s imperative that you arrive by 9:30 AM at the latest. We also offer a Lower Gorge Express trip for those that can only start their raft trip in the afternoon.

Get ready for your South Fork rafting adventure! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#03 Lower Gorge Express

Want an afternoon rafting trip that is fun, relaxing and not too short? Our Express rafting trip is by far the longest offered on the South Fork American River. Arrive having had lunch and spend your afternoon relaxing on the river filled with moments of excitement paddling through fun rapids.

WHERE:Coloma to Salmon Falls
LENGTH:15 miles
Class:III
DEPARTS:12:30 PM every day except No-Water Wednesdays
Lunch:Not included
Camping:Not included
Minimum age:6 years. Youth prices ages 6 to 16
Lower Gorge
Express
Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth
$110 $100 $124 $114

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Arrive at our deluxe River Camp before your trip by 12:00 PM having had lunch. Following a safety talk, you’ll get on the water at our riverside campground and you’ll be on your way for an afternoon of fun on the exciting South Fork Lower Gorge. Your rafting trip begins just below Troublemaker Rapid and you’ll raft past James Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, where gold was discovered in 1848!

The first few rapids you’ll encounter on the lower stretch are small but spirited and will allow you to practice your new paddling skills. After a few relaxed hours on the water, we’re off to challenge “The Gorge” and experience the excitement of outstanding rapids such as Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar. Just before you hit Folsom Lake our own Honda Jet Ski will meet you for the tow to the take-out at Salmon Falls – this way you avoid a 2 mile paddle out with a headwind. Cold beverages at the end of your trip, and a shuttle back to camp between 4:30 & 5:30 PM. Depart at your leisure or add a night of camping for just $10 per person.

Important Trip Details

The South Fork Lower Gorge Express trip is offered every day of the week, except Wednesdays, departing from our River Camp in Coloma. Click for Directions.

This rafting trip departs at 12:30 PM and you must arrive at our camp by 12:00 PM at the latest. Please have lunch before you arrive at our Camp to start the trip. Due to the water being controlled by the dam upstream, it’s important to get on the river before the dam is closed.
Camping and Meals are available after your trip. Please call 1-800-825-3205 or email us for details.

Please check our Equipment List for your South Fork rafting trip. Please uses these Maps and directions to our River Camp. We look forward to seeing you and get ready for an afternoon of rafting on the South Fork of the American River.

#04 Day Trip – South Fork Whole River

Are you looking for a super full day of whitewater rafting on a river that’s just packed with fun, excitement, and thrills? Then this is the trip for you! You’ll raft the entire 21 mile length of the South Fork Chili Bar and the Lower Gorge Sections in a wet and wild one day trip.

WHERE:Chili Bar to Salmon Falls
LENGTH:21 miles
Class:III
DEPARTS:9:00 AM every day except No-Water Wednesdays
Lunch:River lunch included
Camping:Camping the night before your trip is FREE
Minimum age:6 years. Youth prices ages 6 to 16
Whole River Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth
$145 $135 $155 $145

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Camp the night prior to your South Fork rafting trip for free at our deluxe campground or arrive the morning of your trip by 8:30 AM. Our shuttle will drive you to the top of the South Fork at the Chili Bar put-in. After a last minute restrooms break, get geared up and after a detailed safety talk, you’re off on the water. The fun starts right off the bat. Paddle your way through rapids such as Meat Grinder, Triple Threat, and the famous Troublemaker. Halfway down you’ll take a break for a yummy and hearty lunch served riverside. Then you’ll head downstream to the Gorge, a canyon filled with rapids such as Fowlers Rock, Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, and Hospital Bar. After the last rapid our Honda Jet Ski will tow the rafts across Folsom Lake to the take-out at Salmon Falls. Ice-cold beverages will be provided and our shuttle will take you back to the deluxe campground between 4:30 and 5:30 PM.

Important Trip Details

The South Fork Whole River rafting trip is offered every day of the week, except Wednesdays, departing from our River Camp in Coloma. Click for Directions.

This South Fork rafting trip leaves our River Camp at 9:00 AM so it’s imperative that you arrive by 8:30 AM at the latest. You can also choose to camp with us for Free the night before. Additional nights camping and meals are available before or after your trip. Please call 1-800-825-3205 or email us for details.

Get ready for a fun filled day rafting the South Fork of the American River! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your rafting trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#05 Two Day South Fork – Lower Gorge + Chili Bar

Join us for two days of fun, sun, and whitewater on the South Fork of the American River, one of the most popular whitewater rafting trips in the world! A perfect way to relax, unwind and enjoy time with family and friends.

WHERE:Day 1 – Coloma to Folsom Lake
Day 2 – Chili Bar to Coloma
LENGTH:21 miles
Class:III
DEPARTS:10:00 AM every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Meals:5 meals included
Camping:2 nights camping FREE
Minimum age:6 years. Youth prices ages 6 to 16
South Fork
2 Days
Monday & Tuesday
Thursday & Friday
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth
$269 $249 $289 $269 $299 $279

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Arrive the day before your two day rafting trip at our deluxe campground, complete with indoor restrooms and free hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more, situated just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork. Your two day South Fork American River rafting adventure begins the morning of your rafting trip with a hearty breakfast then, after an informative safety talk, you’re off to the river for a day of fun, laughter, excitement, and lots of exhilarating whitewater.

The first few rapids you’ll encounter on the lower stretch are small but spirited and will allow you to practice your new paddling skills. Then a huge deli-style lunch to match those big, outdoor appetites will be set out for you by the side of the river. After lunch, we’re off to challenge “The Gorge” and experience the excitement of outstanding rapids such as Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar. Just before you hit Folsom Lake our own Honda Jet Ski will meet you for the tow to the take-out at Salmon Falls – this way you avoid a 2 mile paddle out with a headwind.

At the end of the day’s rafting, cold beverages and transportation back to camp await you. At camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious, healthy dinner with dessert that will satisfy the heartiest appetite.

On the second day of your South Fork rafting adventure following another delicious breakfast, the thrills start swiftly on the upper stretch with more outstanding whitewater including rapids such as Meat Grinder, Triple Threat and Troublemaker. A tasty lunch back at camp completes your unforgettable two day South Fork rafting trip. You’ll leave with memories of the beautiful scenery, feeling fully relaxed and invigorated, quality time spent with family and friends wanting to come back again.

Important Trip Details

This Two Day South Fork rafting adventure is offered on Monday/Tuesday, Thursday/Friday, Friday/Saturday, Saturday/Sunday, and Sunday/Monday. Departing from our River Camp in Coloma. Click for Directions.

This rafting trip leaves our River Camp at 10:00 AM so if you are not camping with us the night before then it’s imperative that you arrive by 9:30 AM at the latest.

Get ready for some South Fork rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your river trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#01 One Day Trip – Middle Fork

Covering 18 river miles, you’ll experience one long, exhilarating day on the river on this truly scenic rafting trip. The ultimate in “Big Drops”, the Middle Fork’s Tunnel Chute Rapid is a one of a kind experience.

WHERE:Oxbow Bend to Greenwood Bridge
LENGTH:18 miles
Class:IV
DEPARTS:7:30 AM every day
LUNCH:Riverside Lunch Included
CAMPING:Camping the night before your trip is FREE
Minimum Age:12 and older.
Middle Fork
Full Day
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday
Thursday special Saturday
or Sunday
Cost Per
Person
$129 $119 $159

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Camp the night before your trip for free. Or arrive the morning of your trip at our River Camp by 7:00 AM or the meeting spot in Auburn by 8:00 AM (by prior arrangement only).

Your Middle Fork rafting adventure begins early as you head for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement as well as a true wilderness experience. Once at the put-in your guides will unload the rafts, get you all your safety gear and give you a detailed Safety Talk. Once on the water the action starts. You’ll raft the world famous Tunnel Chute Rapid as well as Chunder, Mushroom, and many more. A tasty deli-style lunch will be served along the river. After lunch you’ll hit some big drop and fun rapids. Walk around the Class VI Ruck-a-Chucky and watch your guides takes the boats thru with skill, precision and a degree of luck. Enjoy the rapids and beautiful canyons until you reach the take-out between 3:30 to 4:00 PM for the drive back to Auburn or the Coloma campsite. Ice cold beverages will be provided at the end of your trip.

There are limited spaces available on the Middle Fork. Weekends fill up fast so book soon!

If you are camping with us breakfast before your trip is also available. Additional nights camping after the trip is also available. Please call 1-800-825-3205 or email us for details.

Important Trip Details

The Middle Fork rafting trip is offered every day of the week departing from our River Camp in Coloma or at our Trip Meeting Place in Auburn. Please Click for Directions.

This trip leaves our River Camp at 7:30 AM so it’s imperative that you arrive by 7:00 AM at the latest. This trip leaves the Auburn Meeting Spot at 8:15 AM so its imperative you arrive there by 8:00 AM. Due to the logistics and timing of the Middle Fork, please do not be late for your meeting times.

Get ready for some Middle Fork rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#02 Two Day Combo – Middle Fork Double Down

Double your fun with 18 miles on the Middle Fork each day for a total of 36 river miles. Even on the second days run its like being on a new river. This is a Middle Fork rafting adventure you will long remember with lots of river time. Go home refreshed, invigorated, smiling and relaxed!

WHERE: Day 1 – Oxbow Bend to Greenwood Bridge on the Middle Fork
Day 2 – Oxbow Bend to Greenwood Bridge on the Middle Fork
LENGTH: 36 miles
Class: IV
DEPARTS: 7:30 AM every day
MEALS: 5 meals included
CAMPING: 2 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 12 and older. Youth ages are 12 to 16
Two day Monday & Tuesday
Tuesday & Wednesday
Wednesday & Thursday
Thursday & Friday Special
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth
$299 $299 $279 $279 $309 $309 $329 $329

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Arrive the day before your trip at our deluxe river campground, complete with indoor restrooms and free hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more, situated just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork.

You will begin early each morning on this 2 day Middle Fork Double Down rafting adventure with a delicious continental breakfast before heading off to the raft the Middle Fork. You’ll raft the world famous Tunnel Chute Rapid, Chunder, Mushroom, and many more. You’ll reach the take-out between 3:30 to 4:30 PM for the drive back to the Coloma campsite. A hearty deli-style lunch served riverside and ice cold beverages will be provided each day.
After returning from the river on the first day, you will enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres and free time until we serve a delicious dinner prepared by our experienced Chef.

There are limited spaces available on the Middle Fork. Weekends fill up fast so book soon!

Important Trip Details

The Middle Fork Double Down rafting trip is offered every day of the week departing from our River Camp in Coloma or at our Trip Meeting Place in Auburn (by prior arrangement only) if you decide not to stay with us. Please Click for Directions.

Additional nights camping and meals are also available. Please call 1-800-825-3205 or email us for details.

Are you ready for your Middle Fork rafting adventure! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#03 Two Day Combo – South Fork Lower Gorge + Middle Fork

Our most popular two day trip! Warm up on the fun rapids of the South Fork and then head to the Middle Fork for an even more intense run surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

WHERE: Day 1 – Coloma to Salmon Falls on the South Fork
Day 2 – Oxbow Bend to Greenwood Bridge on the Middle Fork
LENGTH: 33 miles (15 miles on the South Fork and 18 miles on the Middle Fork)
Class: III & IV
DEPARTS: Daily except No-Water Wednesdays
MEALS: 5 meals included
CAMPING: 2 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 12 and older. Youth ages are 12 to 16
Two Day
COMBO
Trip
Monday & Tuesday
Tuesday & Wednesday
Thursday & Friday
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth
$289 $269 $299 $279 $319 $299

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Arrive the day before your rafting trip at our deluxe river campground, complete with indoor restrooms and free hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more, situated just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork. Your two day South and Middle Fork American river adventure begins the morning of your trip with a hearty breakfast then, after an informative safety talk, you’re off to the American River for a day of fun, laughter, excitement, and lots of exhilarating whitewater.

The first few rapids you’ll encounter on the lower stretch are small but spirited and will allow you to practice your new paddling skills. Then a huge deli-style lunch to match those big, outdoor appetites will be set out for you by the side of the river. After lunch, we’re off to challenge “The Gorge” and experience the excitement of outstanding rapids such as Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar. Just before you hit Folsom Lake our own Honda Jet Ski will meet you for the tow to the take-out at Salmon Falls – this way you avoid a 2 mile paddle out with a headwind.

At the end of the day’s rafting, cold beverages and transportation back to camp await you. At camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious healthy dinner with dessert that will satisfy the heartiest appetite.
On the second day of your adventure enjoy a delicious continental breakfast before heading off on your Middle Fork rafting trip for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement as well as a true wilderness experience. This beautiful river, flowing through rich gold-bearing country, has impressive rapids, including the ultimate in “Big Drops” at the Tunnel Chute Rapid. Here the river descends 80 feet through a very narrow chute. Then you’ll suddenly find yourself underground for 90 feet traveling through a tunnel blasted by the gold miners long ago.

Covering 18 river miles, you’ll experience one long, thrilling day on the river on this adventurous trip. We provide you with a hearty deli lunch along the river and ice-cold beverages at the end of your trip.

There are limited spaces available on the Middle Fork. Weekends fill up fast so book soon!

Important Trip Details

The two day rafting adventure is offered Monday & Tuesday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Friday & Saturday, Saturday & Sunday, or Sunday & Monday. This trip leaves our River Camp at 10:00 AM so it’s imperative that you arrive by 9:30 AM at the latest if you’re not camping with us the night before.
Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call us 1-800-825-3205 or contact us for details.

Get ready for some Middle Fork rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#04 Two Day Combo – Middle Fork + South Fork Chili Bar

GO BIG….then go home! Go big through the world-class drops on the Class IV Middle Fork. Spend the next morning splashing down continuous whitewater on the South Fork Chili Bar Run. Perfect for those who need to GO BIG and then head home after lunch on the second day.

WHERE: Day 1 – Oxbow Bend to Greenwood Bridge on the Middle Fork
Day 2 – Chili Bar to Coloma on the South Fork
LENGTH: 24 miles (18 miles on the Middle Fork and 6 miles on the South Fork)
Class: III & IV
DEPARTS: Daily except Tuesdays
MEALS: 5 meals included
CAMPING: 2 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 12 and older. Youth ages are 12 to 16
Two Day
COMBO
Trip
Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday & Thursday
Thursday
& Friday Special
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth
$279 $259 $259 $239 $289 $269 $309 $289

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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On this Middle Fork rafting trip, you’ll raft the entire 18 miles of the scenic Middle Fork, then return to our deluxe campground where you can relax and make use of all the amenities. The next day’s rafting will be on the lively Chili Bar run of the South Fork. Your second day ends by 1:30 PM leaving you plenty of time for your drive back home.

Arrive the day before your trip at our deluxe river campground, complete with indoor restrooms and free hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more, situated just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork.

Your rafting adventure begins early following a delicious continental breakfast. Heading off to the Middle Fork for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement as well as a true wilderness rafting experience. This beautiful river, flowing through rich gold-bearing country, has impressive rapids, including the ultimate in “Big Drops” at the Tunnel Chute Rapid. Here the river descends 80 feet through a very narrow chute. Then you’ll suddenly find yourself underground for 90 feet traveling through a tunnel blasted by the gold miners long ago.

Covering 18 river miles, you’ll experience one long, thrilling day on the river on this adventurous trip. We provide you with a hearty deli lunch along the river and ice-cold beverages at the end of your trip.

At our camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious, healthy dinner with dessert that will satisfy the heartiest appetite.

Your second day begins after a hearty hot breakfast and drive up to the top of the South Fork at Chili Bar. On the Chili Bar Run, the action starts right off the bat and is almost non-stop. You will raft down some challenging Class III rapids including Meat Grinder, Triple Threat, and Troublemaker as well as lots of smaller ones.

At the end of the mornings rafting, head up back up to camp to freshen up for a Camp Lunch and the drive home.

There are limited spaces available on the Middle Fork. Weekends fill up fast so book soon!

Important Trip Details

This Middle Fork rafting trip is offered on Monday & Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Thursday & Friday, Friday & Saturday, Saturday & Sunday, and Sunday & Monday.
This rafting trip leaves our River Camp at 7:30 AM so it’s imperative that you arrive by 7:00 AM at the latest if you’re not camping with us the night before.
Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call us 1-800-825-3205 or contact us for details.

Get ready for some superb Middle Fork rafting and South Fork rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#05 Two Day Super Combo – South Fork Whole River + Middle Fork

If you want maximum river miles in two days than this trip is for you. Spend all day on the fun rapids of the South Fork learning the ropes and then step it up on the Middle Fork showing off your paddle skills.

WHERE: Day 1 – Chili Bar to Folsom Lake on the South Fork
Day 2 – Oxbow Bend to Greenwood Bridge on the Middle Fork
LENGTH: 39 miles (18 miles on the Middle Fork and 21 miles on the South Fork)
Class: III & IV
DEPARTS: Daily except No-Water Wednesdays
MEALS: 5 meals included
CAMPING: 2 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 12 and older. Youth ages are 12 to 16
Super
Combo
Monday & Tuesday
Tuesday & Wednesday
Thursday &
Friday Special
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth Adult Youth
$309 $289 $289 $269 $319 $299 $339 $319

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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This unique American River rafting combo trip is recommended for those who are looking for maximum river time and an exciting challenge.

Arrive the day before your trip at our deluxe river campground, complete with indoor restrooms and free hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more, situated just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork. Your two day river adventure begins with a hearty hot breakfast then you’re off to the top of the South Fork of the American River for a full day of fun, laughter, excitement, and lots of exhilarating whitewater.

Once on the South Fork, the action starts right off the bat and is almost non-stop. You will raft down challenging Class III rapids including Meatgrinder, Triple Threat, and Troublemaker as well as lots of smaller ones.

After a relaxing deli-style lunch, we’re off to challenge “The Gorge” and experience the excitement of outstanding rapids such as Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar. Just before you hit Folsom Lake our own Honda Jet Ski will meet you for the tow to the take-out at Salmon Falls – this way you avoid a 2 mile paddle out with a headwind.

At the end of the day’s rafting, cold beverages and transportation back to camp await you. At camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious, healthy dinner with dessert that will satisfy the heartiest appetite.
Rise and shine for an early continental breakfast before heading off to the Middle Fork for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement set in a true wilderness setting. This beautiful river, flowing through rich gold-bearing country, has impressive rapids, including the ultimate in “Big Drops” at the Tunnel Chute Rapid. Here the river descends 80 feet through a very narrow chute. Then you’ll suddenly find yourself underground for 90 feet traveling through a tunnel blasted by the gold miners long ago.

Covering 18 river miles, you’ll experience one long, thrilling day on the river on this adventurous trip. We provide you with a hearty deli lunch along the river and ice-cold beverages at the end of your trip.

There are limited spaces available on the Middle Fork and weekends fill up fast so book soon!

Important Trip Details

This two day rafting adventure is offered Monday & Tuesday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Friday & Saturday, Saturday & Sunday, and Sunday & Monday. Departing from our River Camp in Coloma. Please Click for Directions.
Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call us 1-800-825-3205 or contact us for details.

Get ready for some Middle Fork rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trips as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#06 Three Day Any Way Combo – Middle Fork + South Fork Lower Gorge + Chili Bar Run

WHERE: Three Day Any Way Combo – South Fork Lower Gorge + Middle Fork + South Fork Chili Bar Run
Three Day Any Way Combo – South Fork Lower Gorge + Middle Fork + South Fork Chili Bar RunChili Bar Run on the South Fork
LENGTH: 39 miles (18 miles on the Middle Fork and 21 miles on the South Fork)
Class: III & IV
DEPARTS: Customized reservation
MEALS: 7 meals included
CAMPING: 3 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 12 and older. Youth ages are 12 to 16
Three Day
COMBO
Midweek Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Saturday, Sunday, & Monday
Adult $379 $399
Youth $359 $379

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Raft the South Fork Lower Gorge, South Fork Chili Bar Run, and the Middle Fork in any order you like. This rafting trip is customized to fit your holiday schedule so please call us to organize this 3 Day Any Way Combo.

This Middle Fork and South Fork Rafting trip includes 3 nights camping and 7 meals, three breakfasts, three lunches and one dinner. There are several local restaurants in Coloma, Placerville and Auburn, or bring your own food.

There are limited spaces available on the Middle Fork. Weekends fill up fast so book soon!

Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call us 1-800-825-3205 or contact us for details.

Please check our rafting Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.


When you raft the North Fork with us you will get

  • FREE use of wetsuit, paddle jacket, and booties. Save $20 – 27!
  • FREE camping at our deluxe Coloma campsite the night prior to your one-day trip. Save $10! Additional camping: $10 per person per day.
  • FREE 4-person rental tent use (set up) complete with foam sleeping pad. Save $18 – 25!
  • PLUS a Safety Kayak will accompany your trip when needed at higher flows.
#01 One Day – North Fork

Come on board for the trip with the most action and thrills, as well as the most spectacular scenery comprised of amazing vistas, lush foliage, and spring wildflowers on display. The ideal one day spring run for those with previous rafting experience or first timers who want to go for the gusto on their first rafting trip.

WHERE: Iowa Hill Bridge to Ponderosa Bridge
LENGTH: 9 miles
Class: V
DEPARTS: 9:00 AM every day
MEALS: Riverside Lunch Included
CAMPING: Riverside Lunch Included
Minimum Age: 14 and older
CLASS IV – V Monday – Friday Saturday or Sunday
1 Day
Trip
Adult/Youth Adult/Youth
$129 $139

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Enjoy this pristine canyon with beautiful rock formations and exciting rapids. Featuring almost continuous technical whitewater rapids, you’ll slalom through Chamberlain Falls, Bogus Thunder, Staircase, and many more. While a hearty deli lunch is served along the river you can enjoy the spring wildflower display, lush foliage, and abundant wildlife. The last few miles of your adventure offer a slower pace allowing you to catch your breath, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canyon.

Safety Kayak or Safety Raft on all trips when needed on North Fork rafting trips.

Important Trip Details

The North Fork rafting trip is offered every day of the week departing from our River Camp in Coloma or the pick-up point in Auburn. Click for Directions.

Weekend Start Times vary for the morning and afternoon so please call our office for exact meet times.

Get ready for some North Fork rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#02 One Day Combo – North Fork Double Trouble

What could be better than running the Class V North Fork of the American River? Running it twice in the same day!

WHERE: Iowa Hill Bridge to Ponderosa Bridge
LENGTH: 18 miles
Class: V
DEPARTS: 9:00 AM every day
MEALS: Riverside Lunch Included
CAMPING: Camping the night before your trip is FREE
Minimum Age: 14 and older
CLASS IV – V Monday – Friday Saturday or Sunday
1 Day
Double Trip
Adult/Youth Adult/Youth
$179 $199

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Enjoy this pristine canyon with beautiful rock formations and exciting rapids. Featuring almost continuous technical whitewater rapids, you’ll slalom through Chamberlain Falls, Bogus Thunder, Staircase, and many more. The last few miles of your adventure offer a slower pace allowing you to catch your breath, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canyon. After a hearty deli lunch is served alongside the river, you will shuttle back to the top to do it all over again.
For your North Fork rafting trip a Safety Kayak or Safety Raft will be on all trips during higher flows and when needed.

Important Trip Details

The North Fork rafting trip is offered every day of the week departing from our River Camp in Coloma or the pick-up point in Auburn. Click for Directions.

Weekend Start Times vary for the morning and afternoon so please call our office for exact meet times.

Are you ready to go rafting on the North Fork? Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#03 Two Day Trip – South Fork Lower Gorge + North Fork Combo

Looking for some adrenalin pumping fun? Get warmed up on the fun rapids of the South Fork and then head to the North Fork for an adrenalin rush of Class V whitewater and some serious fun.

WHERE: Day 1 – Coloma to Salmon Falls on the South Fork
Day 2 – Iowa Hill Bridge to Ponderosa Bridge on the North Fork
LENGTH: 24 miles
Class: III & V
DEPARTS: 10:00 AM every day
MEALS: 5 meals included
CAMPING: 2 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 14 and older
Two Day
COMBO
Trip
Monday & Tuesday,
Tuesday & Wednesday,
Thursday & Friday
Friday & Saturday,
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & SUNDAY
Cost per person $279 $289 $299

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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This two day celebration of high water action is our most popular springtime run. On the first day you will raft the South Fork which is truly spectacular at high water flows. The second day we journey to the Class V North Fork for rapids that are even more challenging. Join us for two fun-filled days of whitewater adventures you’ll long remember.

Arrive the day before your trip at our deluxe river campground, complete with indoor restrooms and free hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more, situated just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork. Your two day South Fork American river adventure begins the morning of your day with a hearty breakfast then, after an informative safety talk, you’re off to the South Fork American River for a day of fun, laughter, excitement, and lots of exhilarating whitewater.

The first few rapids you’ll encounter on the lower stretch are small but spirited and will allow you to practice your new paddling skills. Then a huge deli-style lunch to match those big, outdoor appetites will be set out for you by the side of the river. After lunch, we’re off to challenge “The Gorge” and experience the excitement of outstanding rapids such as Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar. Just before you hit Folsom Lake our own Honda Jet Ski will meet you for the tow to the take-out at Salmon Falls – this way you avoid a 2 mile paddle out with a headwind.

At the end of the day’s rafting, cold beverages and transportation back to camp await you. At camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious, healthy dinner with dessert that will satisfy the heartiest appetite.
On the second day of your North Fork rafting adventure begins early following a delicious continental breakfast. Heading off to the North Fork for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement as well as real wilderness experience. The North Fork American features almost continuous technical whitewater rapids. You’ll slalom through Chamberlain Falls, Bogus Thunder, Staircase, and many more. While a hearty deli lunch is served along the river or at takeout depending on water flows, you can enjoy the spring wildflower display, lush foliage, and abundant wildlife. The last few miles of your adventure offer a slower pace allowing you to catch your breath, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canyon.

Important Trip Details

This North Fork rafting trip is offered on Monday/Tuesday, Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Friday/Saturday, Saturday/Sunday, and Sunday/Monday
Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call us 1-800-825-3205 or contact us for details.

Get ready for some North Fork and South Fork rafting action! Check out our Equipment List for items you will need for your trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp.

#04 Two Day Trip – South Fork Whole River + North Fork SUPER COMBO

Spend a full day honing your skills on the South Fork 21 mile run before heading to the North Fork for a day filled with even bigger drops and more intense whitewater.

WHERE: Day 1 – Chili Bar to Salmon Falls on the South Fork
Day 2 – Iowa Hill Bridge to Ponderosa Bridge on the North Fork
LENGTH: 30 miles
Class: III & V
DEPARTS: 9:00 AM every day
MEALS: 5 meals included
CAMPING: 2 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 14 and older
Two Day
Super
Combo
Monday & Tuesday
Tuesday & Wednesday
Thursday & Friday
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per Person $299 $309 $329

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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The Super Combo is the best Spring trip we offer with LOTS of river time, fun and action. Raft two exciting rapid-filled days on the whole river run of the South Fork the first day, then the North Fork on the next day. That’s 30 total river miles of thrilling whitewater. By FAR the most bang for your BUCK.

Arrive the day before your trip at our deluxe river campground, complete with indoor restrooms and free hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more, situated just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork. Your 2 day South Fork American river adventure begins the morning of your day with a hearty breakfast then you’re off to the top of the South Fork of the American River for a full day of fun, laughter, excitement, and lots of exhilarating whitewater.

Our shuttle will drive you to the put-in at Chili Bar where you will paddle your way through rapids such as Meat Grinder, Triple Threat, and the famous Troublemaker. A hearty deli-style lunch is served at our riverside lunch site. Then you’ll head downstream to the Gorge, a canyon filled with rapids such as Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, and Hospital Bar. After the last rapid our Honda Jet Ski will tow the rafts across Folsom Lake to the take-out.

At the end of the day’s rafting, cold beverages and transportation back to camp await you. At camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious, healthy dinner with dessert that will satisfy the heartiest appetite.
On the second day of your adventure begins early following a delicious continental breakfast. Heading off to the North Fork for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement as well as real wilderness experience. The North Fork American features almost continuous technical whitewater rapids. You’ll slalom through Chamberlain Falls, Bogus Thunder, Staircase, and many more. While a hearty deli lunch is served along the river or at takeout depending on water flows, you can enjoy the spring wildflower display, lush foliage, and abundant wildlife. The last few miles of your adventure offer a slower pace allowing you to catch your breath, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canyon.

Important Trip Details

This two day North Fork rafting trip is offered on a Monday/Tuesday, Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Friday/Saturday, Saturday/Sunday, and Sunday/Monday

Please check our Equipment List for items you will need for your North Fork rafting trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp. We look forward to seeing you and get ready for some rafting action.

Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call us 1-800-825-3205 or contact us for details.

#05 Two Day Trip – Middle Fork + North Fork Combo

There is never a dull moment on this action packed adventure. Enjoy two intense days rafting down steep, thrilling rapids through pristine canyons.

WHERE: Day 1 – Oxbow to Greenwood Bridge on the Middle Fork
Day 2 – Iowa Hill Bridge to Ponderosa Bridge on the North Fork
LENGTH: 27 miles
Class: IV & V
DEPARTS: 7:30 AM every day
MEALS: 5 meals included
CAMPING: 2 nights camping is Free
Minimum Age: 14 and older
2 day
combo
Monday & Tuesday
Tuesday & Wednesday
Wednesday & Thursday
Thursday & Friday
Special
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
Saturday & Sunday
Cost Per
Person
Adult/Youth Adult/Youth Adult/Youth Adult/Youth
$299 $289 $309 $329

8% Government Land & River Use Fee is added to all trip prices. Be sure to check out the family specialgroup rates and last minute specials.

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Raft the Middle Fork one day and the North Fork the next for two intense days of Class IV/V action.

Camp the night before your trip for free. Or arrive the morning of your trip at the River Camp by 7:00 AM or the meeting spot in Auburn by 8:00 AM (by prior arrangement only).

Your rafting adventure begins early with a delicious continental breakfast heading off to the Middle Fork for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement as well as a true wilderness experience. The Safety Talk will be given before the start of your paddle rafting adventure. You’ll raft the world famous Tunnel Chute Rapid as well as Chunder, Mushroom, and many more. A tasty deli-style lunch will be served along the river. You’ll reach the take-out between 3:30 to 4:30 PM for the drive back to Auburn or the Coloma campsite. Ice cold beverages will be provided at the end of your trip.

At camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious, healthy dinner with dessert that will satisfy the heartiest appetite.

On the second day of your adventure begins early following another continental breakfast. Heading off to the North Fork for a day of thrills, challenges, and excitement as well as real wilderness experience. The North Fork American features almost continuous technical whitewater rapids. You’ll slalom through Chamberlain Falls, Bogus Thunder, Staircase, and many more. While a hearty deli lunch is served along the river or at takeout depending on water flows, you can enjoy the spring wildflower display, lush foliage, and abundant wildlife. The last few miles of your adventure offer a slower pace allowing you to catch your breath, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canyon.

Important Trip Details

This Middle Fork and North Fork two day rafting trip is offered every day of the week, departing from our River Camp in Coloma. Click for Directions.

There are limited spaces available on the Middle Fork and North Fork. Weekends fill up fast so book soon!

Please check our Equipment List for items your Middle and North Fork rafting trip as well as maps and directions to our River Camp. We look forward to seeing you and get ready for some rafting action.

Additional night’s camping and meals are available. Please call us 1-800-825-3205 or contact us for details.