American Whitewater Expeditions Rafting Adventures Coloma, California  Rafting Trips
Coloma, California Rafting Trips

Ultimate California Whitewater Fun Adventure for ages 6-106. FUN, personable, qualified guides, high-tech self-bailing rafts, gourmet food, clean campsites, volleyball court, horseshoes, campfire, swimming pool, sleeping bag, tent & wetsuit rental.

From $74 / trip

Active Adventure

Whitewater rafting trips on the South, Middle and North Forks of the American River offer difficulty levels to satisfy all ages (6+) and degrees of experience (Class II through V). First class all the way: guides, equipment, facilities, food, comfort.

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.

North Fork American River - Chamberlin Falls

Typical Day

Two Day Trip: Chili Bar to Salmon Falls - 21 miles

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.

South Fork American River

Map & Directions

American River Resort Campground, Coloma, California 95613

Points of Interest
American Whitewater Expeditions
American River Campground, Coloma, California
American River Resort
6019 New River Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USA

Nearby Attractions and Services

5 minute walkJames Marshall Gold Discovery Park
1.3 mileSqually's On the River
1 minute walkTroublemaker Rapid on the South Fork
1.3 milesSierra Rizing Cafe & Bakery
6.4 milesCronin Ranch Regional Trails Park
1.5 milesDavid Girard Vineyards
1.6 milesGold Hill Vineyards
1.7 milesHenningsen Lotus Park
Walking, Hiking, Biking, and Fising
2.4 milesDave Moore Nature Area
1.6 milesMarco's Cafe

Rates & Availability

MidweekWeekendAmerican Whitewater Trip (8% fee added to trips)
April - September Per Person Rate
South Fork 1/2 Day Chili Bar Run
April - September Per Person Rate
South Fork 1 Day Gorge Run
April - September Per Person Rate
South Fork Whole River
April - September Per Person Rate
South Fork 2 Day
April - September Per Person Rate
Middle Fork 1 Day
April - September Per Person Rate
South Fork/Middle Fork 2 Day Combo
April - September Per Person Rate
South Fork/Middle Fork 2 Day Super Combo
April - June Per Person Rate
North Fork 1 Day
April - June Per Person Rate
North Fork 1 Day Double Run
April - June Per Person Rate
North Fork/South Fork 2 Day Combo
April - June Per Person Rate
North Fork/South Fork 2 Day Super Combo

Great Group Discounts & Free Trips
Family Midweek Special
Weekday Specials
Special Discounts for Firefighters, Paramedics, Police Officers and the Military
Special Combo Packages

Great Group Discounts & Free Trips
Family Midweek Special
Weekday Specials
Special Discounts for Firefighters, Paramedics, Police Officers and the Military
Special Combo Packages


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.

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!

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).

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

Starting at:
USD $74 per trip
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