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Raft the South Fork American River camping (3 days/2 night)

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In the heart of Gold Rush Country, the South Fork American River is the most popular river in California, with its perfect blend of thrilling rapids, beautiful scenery, and rich human and natural history.

Schedule

We have prepared the following program for our customers. However, all our products can be tailormade! Get in touch so that we can accommodate your needs and requests!

Day 1. Arrival

For a better experience, even though the experience starts on Saturday at 10 am. It is recommended you arrive on Friday, so you can enjoy a relaxed morning at the campsite.

Starts at: 10 am
Difficulty: Low
Open tour
Guides language: English
Kids allowed: 10+
Accommodation: Private Campground Riverfront
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 2. White Water Rafting Introduction

The trip will begin with an opening circle at 10:00, giving the guides an opportunity to meet the group and orient you to the plan for the day.
Next, the guides will instruct the group on paddling and safety, and accommodate any special needs before getting on the water.
This day of rafting will include approximately 12 miles on the Lower Gorge section of the South Fork American River. It will start with mellower Class II whitewater and then builds to exciting Class III whitewater in the afternoon for fun waves and rapids.
The experience will come to an end around 17:00 when you will head back to camp to enjoy a meal and spend the night.

Starts at: 10 am
Hours: 7
Difficulty: Medium
Open tour
Guides language: English
Kids allowed: 10+
Accommodation: Private Campground Riverfront
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 3. Chili Bar Section of South Fork Rafting

After breakfast, you will head to the Chili Bar section of the South Fork, a 30-minute drive from the camp.
Once arrived, the guides will give you a short safety training review, after which you will get onto the water.
This stretch of the river is filled with exciting Class III rapids like the Racehorse Bend and the First Threat.
Lunch will be served at a riverside location and you will finish the day with calmer whitewater as you raft back to the river camp.
After that, around 15:00, it will be the end of this rafting trip and time to say goodbye to the group.

Hours: 5
Open tour
Difficulty: Medium
Guides language: English
Kids allowed: 10+
Breakfast, and lunch included

What's Included
  • Accessible transportation between sites
  • Accessible airport transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Guides and assitants
  • Park entrance tickets
What's Included
  • Accommodation
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Guides and assitants
  • Park ticket
Accommodation

Accommodation Nights 1 & 2

PRIVATE CAMPGROUND RIVERFRONT
South Fork River

Bathroom

Shared bathroom
Step-free entrance
Universally wide entrance (+80 cm)
Lower level toilet (35 cm)
Free space under the sink

 

Accessible Equipment We Provide
Amphibious wheelchair

Amphibious wheelchair

Important Information

– The multi-day activities of this package have on average a low difficulty rating. It is suitable for any participant, with no specific physical condition required.

– The same price applies to all travelers. For this reason, when booking on our website, it is important to select the total number of people traveling, whether with or without a disability.

– Please note, that even though is a great experience, you must be prepared to participate in physically strenuous activities that may require physical ability beyond what many people are accustomed to in their day-to-day lives.
We advise to wear shorts and/or bathing suit, t-shirt, baseball cap, sunglasses with a retention strap, shoes that can get wet, and a change of clothes for after the trip.
Also bring sunscreen, lip balm with sun protection, and a water bottle with a secure lid.

Meeting Point

ETC River Camp located at 6700 Highway 49 in Lotus, California

What's Excluded

– Travel insurance (is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip thinking in your personal needs)

– Airplane tickets
– Accessible transportation between sites