May 6, 2013
The White Water Rafting season in California has officially started and we are currently running rafting trips on The South Fork American River and The Middle Fork American River.
We are sad to say that The North Fork Season came and went with only a couple of days of good runnable flows. The Snow pack in the North Fork Drainage was just not enough to sustain a good rafting season this year. It is a free flowing river, and is 100% dependent on the snow melt.
On the other hand, the flow of The South and Middle Forks of the American River are controlled by a series of hydro-power dams located upstream. These dams store the water and release it throughout the entire summer season. This is how we have steady and consistent water to raft on all summer and into the fall.
The South Fork American River - 1 Day is offered Saturdays and Sundays and is a great way to spend the day on the river with friends and family. We include a freshly prepared lunch served riverside 1/2 way down the run.
Raft all 21 miles of the South Fork American River from top to botton on Calriver's South Fork American - 2 Day Trip. We set up camp on a beach down in the canyon and serve 4 delicious meals. This is definitely THE BEST way to experience the South Fork American River!
The South Fork American River - Chili Bar 1/2 Day is the best value rafting trip offered weekdays throughout the summer season.
Closed for the season. The Chamberlain Falls Run on The North Fork American is the most advanced trip we offer. This river is a natural flowing river without upstream dams that relies on snowmelt high in the Sierras. The North Fork Season runs from April to June, making this is the best Class IV Spring Season California whitewater trip in the Sacramento/Lake Tahoe area!
Graduation season is upon us. Gift Certificates are available now. Look to our Private/Custom Trips for the best deal in whitewater rafting. Call 916-983-3030 to purchase gift certificates for 2013.
Rafting trips to match your time and budget. Book a guided whitewater rafting trip on the South Fork American River, Middle Fork American River, or North Fork American River. When planning your river trip, you may choose from 1/2 day trips, 1 day trips, and even multi-day river camping trips.