For a limited time, take advantage of our 15% American River Rafting Sale when you book a rafting trip on the South Fork or the Middle fork of the American River this season. We offer a wide range of trip options to choose from, including 1-Day rafting trips, “Express” trip options and multi-day trip options where you can car camp or spend the night in a remote wilderness river canyon. Trip difficulty varies from mild Class I-II rapids on the Tom Sawyer Float Trip on the easy section of the South Fork, all the way to exciting Class III and IV rapids on the Middle Fork.
To qualify for the 15% American River Rafting Sale, make your reservation over the phone or online on any available South Fork or Middle Fork American itinerary by the newly extended deadline - Friday, July 20th, 2018 and go rafting during the regular 2018 rafting season (South Fork trips must be rafted by October 29th, 2018). Each river has its own season and water release schedule (see below in blue box).
This sale does not apply to the North Fork of the American River.
15% American River Sale offer valid on new reservations only and cannot be combined with other discounts. All reserved spaces must be paid in full within the posted deadline. On the last day of the sale, Friday July 20th, 2018, phone reservations must be received by 7pm to qualify for the discount. Online reservations and payments using this discount will qualify until 11:59pm Pacific Time.
40 miles east of Sacramento near Placerville off Hwy 49.
Beginner - Intermediate / Class III+
8 years old
Express, 1-Day and 2-Day trips
June - September 3rd: 6 Days a Week (no Wednesday)
September 4th - 30th: Thursday - Sunday
October: Friday - Monday
The South Fork of the American River has something for everyone. It is the most popular introductory whitewater river in the western United States, yet it also satisfies experienced rafters, offering the diversity of classic Sierra foothill scenery, narrow rocky gorges, peaceful calms, and over 50 Class II & III rapids!
The river is divided into two sections: the Upper (Chili Bar Run) and the Lower (Gorge Run), providing All-Outdoors guests with an exclusive variety of trip options. Whatever experience you desire, there is an All-Outdoors South Fork trip for you!
50 miles east of Sacramento off I-80 near Auburn.
Intermediate / Class III-IV
12 years old
1-Day, 2-Day and 3-Day Trips
June - September 30th: 7 Days a Week
The Middle Fork of the American River is perfect for the experienced rafter or for the more adventurous first timer! Participants should be in good physical condition and reasonably athletic. It is a true wilderness river...dazzling, clear water flowing through a backdrop of green, densely forested canyon walls, rising 2000' overhead.
Side streams form natural pools and waterfalls to play in and enjoy. Spectacular scenery combines with numerous Class III and Class IV rapids in this secluded canyon to create a California river experience that is hard to match.
For more information about the 2018 California rafting season, individual river predictions, and real-time river flows, go to our River Flows page.