American River Rafting
Raft Northern California’s: South Fork American River
The South Fork of the American River is a great experience for those looking for a Class III whitewater rafting experience that their whole family can enjoy. If you’ve got older kids and would like a more experienced rafting adventure, you might consider Middle Fork American River Rafting options.
Multiple Sections for even more fun exploration
The full South Fork American River run is about 21 miles long. While you can raft the full 21 miles in a single day on one of our whole river american river rafting trips, we recommend only doing that when the river flows are high enough to make that a fun and exciting trip. As such, we only offer the whole river in a single day when the water flow is over 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), which typically only occurs in the Spring. The rest of the year, and even in the springtime, it is typically far more enjoyable to spend two separate days exploring both sections at a more enjoyable pace.
Each of these exciting class III rafting runs are about 10 miles long and are offered as our Splash About Class III river rafting trips. These river trips can be done as a stand alone day of rafting or combined together with 1-3 nights of camping for multiple days of fun and exploration. Both sections includes about the same number of Class III rapids and Class II rapids, and have plenty of big standing waves and whitewater holes for an amazing California whitewater rafting experience.