California rafting from Mild to Wild - many rivers Lake Tahoe, California  Rafting Trips
Lake Tahoe, California Rafting Trips

Whitewater rafting trips throughout California for 35+ years. All summer rafting on the American River, Truckee River, Klamath River and more. Closest rafting to Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and in N. California. Trips from 1/2 to 4+ days, for all levels.

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From $69 / trip

Active Adventure

Tributary Whitewater offers a variety of whitewater rafting trips with something suitable for all levels. From family vacations where kids raft for 1/2 price, to expert only whitewater adventures on some of the toughest rivers in the USA. No previous experience is required on many trips, and non-swimmers can be accommodated. Choose from a 1/2 day express run, a 1 day adventure, or a multi-day vacation, with options for wilderness camping, river side hot springs, hot showers or historic lodges. Great reliable rivers that run from April into October, and locations near Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, San Francisco and the Gold Country, and more remote parts of N. california for a real getaway.

Exciting rafting on the Middle Fork American River

Typical Day

Trips vary from 1/2 day (approx 3-4 hrs) to multi-day trips including all meals. You will receive paddling & safety instruction and life jackets when you meet us. Our professional guides will steer the rafts down the river, with our clients enjoying the participation of paddling, but oar rafts can be available on some trips for those who cannot or do not wish to paddle. Except on 1/2 day trips, we serve a bountiful riverside lunch, and then continue down the river for more great scenery and whitewater. At the end of the day, you arrive back at the meeting location (either in the raft or our shuttle vehicles) and if you are lucky, you will be spending a night under the warm California skies and looking forward to some more adventure the next day.

Lake Tahoe whitewater rafting on the Truckee River

Map & Directions

6400 State Highway 49, Lake Tahoe, California 95651

Points of Interest
American River rafting from Mild to Wild
California, United States
Lake Tahoe rafting on the Truckee River
California, United States
North Yuba River Rafting
California, United States
All summer Class 3-4 rafting on Middle Fork American River
California, United States
All summer Class 4+ rafting on the Upper Klamath
California, United States
Family vacations of 2-4 days on the Lower Klamath River
California, United States
Advanced early season rafting runs on the Kaweah River
California, United States
Hot springs campouts on the East Fork Carson River
California, United States

Nearby Attractions and Services

5 milesGold Country Wineries
2 milesGold Panning, Museums, Mines
30 minsLake Tahoe
20 minsCasino
2 milesMarshall Gold State Historic park
2 milesRomantic Bed & Breakfast Inns
1 hourSpring skiing
45 minsSacramento activities
128 mile/2.75 hYosemite

Rates & Availability

Mid-May - Sept
Truckee River 1/2 day
April - September
South Fork American 1/2 - 2 days
April - early June
North Fork American 1/2 - 1 day
April - June
North Fork Yuba 1 -3 days
May - Sept
Middle Fork American 1 - 3 days
April - Sept
Many other river trip options
Youth Discounts

10% - 50%
Group Discounts

5% - 30%
Senior Discounts (62 and over)

10% - 30%

We offer so many different trips of different classes and durations, with 1/2 day express runs from $69 (before discounts) to 4 day trips from $484 to $560.

We offer so many different trips of different classes and durations, with 1/2 day express runs from $69 (before discounts) to 4 day trips from $484 to $560.

Discounts are available for groups, youths and seniors and during the off season months of April, May and September. Special Family trips are available with a 20%-50% discount for youths 4-17 years on rafting trips of 2-4 days.

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

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USD $69 per trip
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