Spring Challenge; class 5
The North Fork of the American River offers challenging, splash-in-your-face fun in a wild and scenic canyon.
Wilderness Adventure; class 4
The Middle Fork of the American River delivers thrilling whitewater, wildlife, history and wilderness camping.
Fun for Everyone; class 3+
The South Fork of the American River has action-packed rapids that are fun for families and thrill-seekers alike.
What's happening this season:
Hot weather, cool water!
Whitewater rafting on the South Fork of the American River continues through mid-September. Contact an outfitter to book your trip today!
September is festival month on the South Fork
Paddle and watch the experts tear up the water at the 31st Annual American River Festival, September 7-9.
Music and dancing on the river
Catch this year’s stellar lineup, including Dangermuffin, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Joe Craven and many more at the 6th Annual American River Music Festival, September 14-16.