Napa Valley is one of the most visited places in California for good reason—its scenery and world-famous wines lend irresistible charm. Adventurous Napa visitors can easily add excitement to their Northern California experience by taking a side trip to a nearby whitewater rafting river.
- Perfect for families, first-time rafters, and whitewater enthusiasts, the South Fork American and Middle Fork American are a 2.5 hour drive from the Napa Valley wine country.
- Class IV adventure 3-4 hours from the Napa Valley can be found on the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers.
- Napa Valley visitors looking to test their limits and add a high dose of adrenaline to their vacation can brave Cherry Creek, California’s most advanced whitewater river.
See a map showing all 10 of our California Rivers with more information about each.