Whitewater River Rafting Trips near
Once the heart of Gold-Rush era justice, Placerville was traditionally known as "Hangtown." Today its historic Main Street has locally pressed olive oil, artisan gelato, and the works of Placerville area artists as well as tastes of the past like the Cary House Hotel and the oldest newsstand and hardware stores in the west. A rafting trip on the American River is only a few miles away, as are popular destinations like Apple Hill, foothill wineries, and Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
Only 20 minutes from Placerville, Class III fun on the South Fork American River is perfect for first-time rafters and families.