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Popular California Whitewater Rafting Trips

Where does Rock-N-Water do whitewater rafting trips?

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California Rivers

There are many great rivers in California to go whitewater river rafting. These are the rivers that Rock-N-Water’s guides can take you and your friends or family on for a fun Class III or Class IV river rafting experience.

  • South Fork of the American River – Explore the South Fork of the American River in California as we take on two contiguous ten mile sections of class III whitewater rafting fun, and California Gold Rush history.
  • Middle Fork of the American River – The Middle Fork of the American River in Northern California offers breathtaking views as we crash through amazing class IV rapids on a memorable whitewater rafting trip

About Rafting in California with Rock-N-Water

Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact youth with the joy of God’s Living Word through rafting adventures.  We focus our California whitewater rafting trips on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

We do South Fork and Middle Fork American Rafting Trips,  and we take canyoneering trips through the beautiful river canyon of the North Fork of the American River. Learn more about Rock-N-Water.

Can I go whitewater rafting if I don’t know how to swim?

Most rafting companies, Rock-N-Water included, do not require swimming ability for Class III rafting. On all river trips, you will be outfitted with a PFD, or lifejacket, which will give you lots of extra flotation if you end up in, or chose to be in, the river. Chances are, you will not fall in the water at all on any of our rafting adventures, but if you do, the PFD will take care of keeping you on the surface. We take non-swimmers rafting every year, and it is always a great time.As difficulty increases, some outfitters will require swimming ability for Class IV or V rapids. We WILL take non-swimmers on our Class IV trip on the Middle Fork of the American if  they have had a recent Class III rafting experience.

Details & Possible Upgrades Rafting: Whitewater

  • By default, each of the above multi-day rafting trips have you arrive around 7 PM the night before (eating dinner before you arrive), and leaving around 6 PM (eating dinner on the road) at the end of your last adventure. If you would like to do the same on a one day trip (we strongly encourage it), it’s just an extra $27/person.
  • If you live more than 3 hours away, or you just want to finish your trip with even more awesomeness, we recommend you add dinner and another night of camping & campfire time to the end of your trip for just $35/person.
  • There is an extra $15 per person fee for doing adventures on a Saturday or Sunday.  Why weekends cost more?
  • For river rafting trips that take place October through June there is an extra $15 per person fee in these months. What's it cover?
  • T-shirts can be ordered for the whole group at $20/person.
  • If you are comparing our prices with generic rafting outfitters, please be aware that unlike prices listed for most of their south fork american river rafting trips, our prices already include all taxes and fees.

Where is Rock-N-Water Located?

We are located on riverfront property in the Sierra Nevada Foothills; about 1 hour Northeast of Sacramento and 75 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. Our location is only a few hours away from San Francisco and the Bay Area and easily accessible for a quick weekend rafting getaway.  Location and Map

More Information

Again, please contact us if you have any questions, or are not finding exactly what you are looking for.

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Statement of Belief

We believe we should, "Love the Lord (our) God with all (our) heart, and with all (our) soul, and with all (our) mind," and "The entire law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:14. We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of God. That He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, paying the penalty for all our sins, and then rose from the grave. It is through faith alone in Jesus Christ that we have received the free gift of salvation and eternal life. We are saved by grace, not works, “that no one should boast”. We believe the Bible is accurate, reliable, and the Word of God. (Luke 5:20-24; John 1:1-18; John 3:15-21; John 14:1-15; Ephesians 2; 1 John)

Who we are

We are a group of Christians who want to safely lead people into the wonder of God’s creation, challenging them through adventures designed to help them grow personally, relationally, and spiritually.   We focus our program on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

Booking & Reservation Questions

We've tried to spell out who we are and why we think spending time in the outdoors is so valuable. But if you've still got questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, we'd love to help.
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