River Runners

River Runners: Inspired Whitewater Rafting Trips on the American River

When you go whitewater rafting with River Runners on the South Fork of the American River it feels like you are part of a secret society. Most of our guests come back year after year, some have been rafting with us every year for decades!   River Runners rafting trips have a unique cadence that creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We also have quite the reputation amongst our guests because of our playful ways which plug them into the fun, excitement and relaxation that the river has to offer. It’s about freedom. It’s about being able to relax, play and swim. It’s about being able to spend quality time in nature with your friends and family. The owners of River Runners are raft guides who are involved with every level of the operation and their attention to detail will not go un-noticed. The River Runners team is a tight unit of people who genuinely care about each other and the people who come rafting with us. At River Runners you are not just some anonymous camper or paddler. The guides will know your name, chat with you at dinner, hang out with your kids and teach them how to skip rocks. At River Runners, it’s personal.

Most of our guests do the Two-day/Two-night South Fork Rafting Trip to get the full experience. When you camp at our grassy river side site, tents are set up prior to your arrival so all you need to bring is your sleeping bag and pad. All your meals are made fresh from fresh ingredients and served buffet style, so you can control what you eat (it is always good to advise us of any dietary requirements). River Runners trips are all inclusive: beer, wine and soda are included with dinner and even your firewood and smores are provided. Many of our guests choose to extend their trip with another night of camping, a couple more meals and even another day of rafting.

River Runners also offers a variety of one day white water rafting trips on the South Fork of the American River, The North Fork of the American River, The Middle Fork of the American River and the Kaweah River. Our approach to one day trips is the same as our approach to two-day trips. Trips are all inclusive, come with a freshly prepared lunch and have the same relaxed cadence of our Two-Day trips. Even if you are in a hurry, we will make you feel like you have all the time in the world on the river and get you back to your itinerary when you need to be there. Relax and let us show you the joy and thrills of whitewater rafting in California.

River Runners
5461 Bassi Road
Lotus, California 95651
(530) 622 5110

Read more about whitewater rafting with River Runners at our blog; Stories from the River