You’ve come to the right place for fun, especially this year! After enduring one of the wettest winters on record, there’s plenty of water in the North, Middle, and South Forks of the American River, which means that the rafting and kayaking are outstanding.


    Chamberlain Falls, North Fork American River

    North Fork

    Spring Challenge
    Class V

    The North Fork of the American River offers challenging, splash-in-your-face fun in a wild and scenic canyon.

    Middle Fork

    Wilderness Adventure
    Class IV

    The Middle Fork of the American River delivers thrilling whitewater, wildlife, history and wilderness camping.

    Hospital Bar Rapid, South Fork American River

    South Fork

    Fun for Everyone
    Class III+

    The South Fork of the American River has action-packed rapids that are fun for families and thrill-seekers alike.


    whitewater rafting Satan's Cesspool on the South Fork American

    Paddle the River

    Whitewater outfitters offer options for quiet floats with children, wild action for gung-ho paddlers, and everything in-between. And private boaters will find runs from Class I to V. Learn more about:

    Hit the Trails

    All three forks of the American boast miles of trails and places to wade, fish, or relax. Enjoy natural surroundings and clean air. Learn more about:

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