The South Fork offers over 30 exhilarating rapids and a thrilling adventure for both first-timers and veterans.
The Middle Fork offers heightened challenges and excitement as well as a true wilderness experience, impressive rapids, an 18 ft. drop at the Tunnel Chute Rapid, and a trip underground for 90 ft.
The North Fork is ideal for those with prior rafting experience, featuring almost continuous technical whitewater rapids, then slowing to allow you to catch your breath and enjoy the beautiful canyon scenery.
Includes: 2 Night's Camping & 5 Meals
Your river voyage begins with your arrival the day before your trip at our deluxe river campground, complete with indoor restrooms and hot showers, swimming pool, volleyball court, and more. The first day of your trip begins with a hearty breakfast then, after an informative safety talk, you're off to the river for a day of fun, laughter, excitement, and lots of exhilarating whitewater. The first few rapids you'll encounter on the lower stretch are small but spirited and will allow you to practice your new paddling skills. Then a huge deli-style lunch to match those big, outdoor appetites will be set out for you by the side of the river.
After lunch, we're off to challenge 'The Gorge' and experience the excitement of outstanding rapids such as Satan's Cesspool and Hospital Bar. Just before the reservoir our own Honda Jet Ski will meet you for the tow to the take-out.
At the end of the day's rafting, cold beverages and transportation back to camp await you. At camp you can enjoy some tasty hors d'oeuvres, a hot shower or free time until we serve a delicious, healthy dinner that will satisfy the heartiest appetite. Your raft rip will be photographed by a Sierra Nevada Photo who will document your entire trip. Put in, water fights, lunch, all the major rapids such as Satan's Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, Hospital Bar and more will be featured during the digital photo show on our big screen after dinner.
On the second day of your river adventure following another delicious breakfast, the thrills start swiftly on the upper stretch with more outstanding whitewater including rapids such as Meat Grinder, Triple Threat and Troublemaker. A tasty lunch completes your unforgettable 21 mile trip. You'll leave with memories of beautiful scenery, the satisfaction of challenges met and shared with friends old and new, and the fun and exhilaration of whitewater rafting.
Attention ALL Groups - We cater to people rafting solo to groups of 180+
All groups are welcome!
Families, Friends, Individuals, Couples, Co-workers, Organizations, Scouts, School Groups, Youth Groups, Churches, Corporations, Clubs...
Groups come in all shapes and sizes, are comprised of a variety of people brought together by any number of unifying qualities, and, by their very nature, are all perfect for the fun, adventure, and excitement of whitewater rafting.
With 5 paid rafters, the 6th goes for half fare!
For every 11 paid rafters, the 12th is free and so on. With 18 rafters, 1 is free and 1 is at half fare. Groups of 24 or more receive even bigger discounted rates. The organizer of groups of 24 or more also receives a free tent rental with thick foam sleeping pads, cots, and chairs.
FIRST CLASS MENU
Professional gourmet cook
Exceptional hearty food: Barbecued Steak and
Chicken, and Seasoned Fish Dinners
Premium wine from local vineyards, ice-cold micro brews on tap from either
and soft drinks with dinner.
Delicious freshly made desserts
Vegetarian & special meal requirements available upon request
Or just a desire to make your trip extra memorable? Contact us in advance to arrange a cake, champagne, jugglers, musicians, wine tasting, gourmet trip, - you name it! We'll take good care of you!
HALF DAY TRIP DISCOUNT � Every Friday; Chili Bar to Coloma Join us any Friday for a bargain price on the half day trip. Youths, (Ages 6-16) $74 each; Adults, $84 each. Plus 8% River Use Fee. Lunch not included. No further discounts at this special price.
Spring & Fall Specials
Book any WEEKEND on the South Fork mid-April through May 18 and September 8 - 16 and pay the MIDWEEK PRICE.
South & Middle Fork Family Midweek Special
Adults paying full fare can take one child per adult for half that price.
Use of 4-person rental tent is free!
Families can enjoy the Class III South Fork and the Class IV Middle Fork at a special Family Midweek price.
MIDDLE FORK THURSDAY SPECIAL
Every Thursday join us for a one day Middle Fork trip for only $119 per person. (Regularly $129) No other discounts apply. Camp Wednesday night for FREE!
NORTH FORK SPRING SPECIAL
All North Fork trips include:
Our most experienced guides.
Free rental of wet suits, paddle jackets and booties.
One night's free camping on 1-day trips. 50% discount off additional nights Free rental of 4-person tents (set up).
|American Whitewater Expeditions|
American River Campground, Coloma, California
|American River Resort|
6019 New River Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USA
|James Marshall Gold Discovery Park||5 minute walk|
|Squally's On the River||1.3 mile|
|Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork||1 minute walk|
|Sierra Rizing Cafe & Bakery||1.3 miles|
|Cronin Ranch Regional Trails Park||6.4 miles|
|David Girard Vineyards||1.5 miles|
|Gold Hill Vineyards||1.6 miles|
|Henningsen Lotus Park||1.7 miles|
|Walking, Hiking, Biking, and Fising|
|Dave Moore Nature Area ||2.4 miles|
|Marco's Cafe||1.6 miles|
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