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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.

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 on the campsite.

  • Difficulty: Low
  • Guide: English
  • Kids allowed: 10+
  • Type of accommodation: Campground

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.

  • Hours: 7
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Guide: English
  • Kids allowed: 10+
  • Type of accommodation: Campground

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
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Guide: English
  • Kids allowed: 10+
What's Included
  • Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
  • Park ticket
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Guides and assitants
Accommodation

PRIVATE CAMPGROUND RIVERFRONT
[Night 1 – 2]

General Information

  • Room type: tent
  • Breakfast type: Hearty meals
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant on site
  • Wifi
  • Swimming pool

Accessibility

  • Auditory guidance
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Higher level toilet
  • Visual aids: braile
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Visual aids: tactile signs
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
Accessible Equipment We Provide
amphibius wheelchair

Amphibious wheelchair

FAQs

Can I travel by myself?

Yes, you can count with our assistants and trained guides to assist you during your trip and help you with the logistics.

If I travel with friends and family members, how fit do they have to be?

The multi-day activities of this package have on average a medium difficulty rating. Participants must be moderately fit, in good physical conditions.

Do you have any tips?

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.

How can I get there?

For GPS Navigation system use 6700 Highway 49. Approximate driving times is 3 hrs from San Francisco and 1,5 hrs from Sacramento. Lotus, CA. 95651.
The Camp is marked by two tall telephone poles with a gate in between and a large blue sign that reads “Environmental Traveling Companions” (the street address can’t be seen from the road). If you pass River’s Bend Camp, you have gone too far.

Where is the meeting point?

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

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

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

– Airplane tickets
– Adaptive transportation