River Runners has a reputation in the industry for providing the best South Fork of the American River experience to our guests. Our full day trips are the real deal. We spend more time on the water than any other company, giving you time to swim, play and spend quality time with your friends or family. If you are looking for a full day trip, why rush down the river? Come with us and let us show you all the fun surf spots, the jump rocks and nooks to swim in. All our full day trips include a high quality lunch. We use only fresh, quality ingredients and serve everything à la carte so you can make it how you like it. 

The Gorge (Class 3) Full Day Rafting Trip

South Fork of the American River

This is class 3 California rafting at its best! You will love the river...all rivers after rafting the Gorge. This magical day begins gently and ends with a bang, giving you time to relax and experience the excitement of the South Fork of the American all in one day.

Check in at 9am (subject to change) at the River Runners site in Camp Lotus, 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus California, 95651.

Check out may vary depending on the needs of the group and river level  but is usually 5pm.

Minimum Age: 6 years old

Distance 12 Miles

Time on water 6 hours (including lunch)  

$130 per person (all inclusive)

  • Lunch is included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees are included
  • Tax is included
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Chili Bar (Class 3) Full Day Rafting Trip

South Fork of the American River

Early in the morning the sun will be creeping down the steep canyon walls as you begin your descent from Chili Bar to Coloma. Beautiful, historical and exciting, this adventure introduces you to the fun and beauty of whitewater rafting. 

Check in is at 8:30am (subject to change), at the River Runners site in Camp Lotus, 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus California, 95651.

Check out may vary depending on the needs of the group and the river level but is usually 3pm

Minimum Age: 6 years old

Distance 9 miles

Time on water 4 hours (not including lunch) 

$110 per person (all inclusive)

  • Lunch is included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees are included
  • Tax is included
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Middle Fork of the American River (Class 4)

Available only on weekdays

Welcome to a stunning and thrilling full day experience. It is a perfect marriage of adrenaline, scenery, and togetherness. Be prepared to be overwhelmed. Be prepared to escape. The modern world is distant. Thoughts of your daily life will disappear thanks to the shear onslaught to your senses. 

There are many miles of verdant hills and the beautiful silence that a river canyon can offer. There are side creeks to hike. in July, there are more organic blackberries than an army of winter-starved bears could eat. And in August, there are native Californian grapes drooping over the the river ways and only accessible by raft.

THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THIS TRIP IS 14 YEARS OLD. THIS IS NON NEGOTIABLE.

$140 per person (all inclusive)


Chamberlain Falls Section (Class 4)

North Fork of the American River

SEASON FINISHED FOR 2018

The North Fork of the American - Chamberlain Falls run is a full day rafting trip on a stunning undammed section of river. The river flows freely through many miles of wilderness before it meets you at the put in. The flow changes every day; sometimes the river is a muddy frothy beast throwing the raft like useless flotsam down toward the sea; other days, the crystal clear waters meander rapidly through a seemingly endless obstacle course. 

Minimum Age: 14 years old

$140 per person (all inclusive) 


Kaweah River (Class 4+)

SEASON FINISHED FOR 2018

Nestled close to Southern California is the steepest river in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Cold clear water sweeps the adventurous paddler out toward the central valley. Look over your shoulder and you will see 13,000 foot peaks covered in snow and giant Sequoia trees. Look downstream and you will see lots of whitewater. There is current from beginning to end. Big rapids are everywhere. Rocks are everywhere. Trees reach out into the widest of river channels. The river course changes every wet season. Only a well-seasoned guide can feel comfortable in this environment. And the guests lucky enough to be in their raft.

Minimum Age: 14

$140 per person (all inclusive)