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Whitewater Rafting Rivers for Bachelor Parties

Bachelor Party Planning

Choosing the right river for your group.

There are several things to consider when choosing the appropriate river for your bachelor party rafting trip:

What is the experience level of each participant?

Bachelor Party Rafting TripsFirst of all, make sure each guest can swim. Then assess everyone's experience level to make certain the river's difficulty is within everyone's reach. For instance, don't choose a Class IV river trip if your best friend has trouble swimming. For most bachelor party trips, we suggest the South Fork American River, or its more challenging sister, the Middle Fork American River. These rivers boast some excellent whitewater while still allowing you and your friends time to goof-off as opposed to continually concentrating on paddling (which can be the case on more difficult rivers).

How far are you willing to travel?

Do most of your guests live in the Los Angeles area? If so, a trip on the Kaweah River is your closest option (provided your guests are experienced paddlers). Will you be coming from the Lake Tahoe area or Sacramento? Then one of the three forks of the American River is a perfect choice. For a more complete list of rivers near you, visit our California Rivers Page.

How long do you want your Bachelor party to last?

All-Outdoors offers 1-Day, 2-Day and 3-Day river trips. If you have a limited amount of time, an Express or 1-Day trip on the South Fork American will be perfect. If you'd like to enjoy a longer bachelor party, consider a 2-Day or 3-Day trip on any one of our rivers.

What time of the year will you be hosting the bachelor party trip?

During a normal water year, the whitewater rafting season runs from April-October. However, some rivers are raftable only in the spring. This is because they are undammed and rely on snowmelt for their flows. Rivers like the North Fork American, Kaweah, Merced, and the North Fork Stanislaus are undammed. If your bachelor party falls in the spring, you may want to consider a trip on one of these rivers. If your Bachelor party will happen in the summer to early-autumn months, you might want to try the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, or the Tuolumne River.

For more information on all the rivers All-Outdoors runs, visit the California rivers page. To make a reservation, visit our reservations page or give us a call at (800) 247-2387.

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