The South Fork of the American River is a great introduction to the sport of whitewater rafting. This river is ideal for first-timers and families. A good solid Class III run with over 20 major rapids, its course will take you through the small mining town of Coloma, where James Marshall first discovered gold at Sutters Mill and changed the course of California history. Calm sections are interspersed with wonderfully fun rapids and the excitement comes to a head in the last 3 miles of river known as “The Gorge”. This river is excellent for either the veteran or novice.
Also available is the exciting Class III-IV Middle Fork of the American River. The Middle Fork full day rafting trip offers excellent intermediate whitewater with big drops and lots of thrills, even through September (when other Class III-IV rivers in California are no longer raft-able!).
Our trips on the American River stage out of our private campground right on the river. Facilities include hot showers, flush toilets, and platform tent rentals. So come and join us on the American River in the heart of California’s historical “Motherlode”.
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