American River One Day Rafting Adventure

Chili Bar (class III)

Available March 1st through to September 30th

Raft California’s most popular river
There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats
— Kenneth Graham, The Wind in the Willows

After you slide your boat into the water at Chili Bar it is not long before you drop down into what feels like wilderness. Steep canyon walls loom high above as you crash through the class 3 rapids that begin almost immediately on this adventure. With great scenery, rapids and fascinating gold rush history this section has something for everyone.  The rapids mellow out in the Coloma valley before you reach Camp Lotus where your guides will prepare  a delicious and well deserved hamburger lunch (vegetarians are looked after too!). 

Other companies call this trip a half day trip and whilst it can be that if you want it to be at River Runners the pace of the trip is mostly determined by you and the weather. On a hot day we can show all the fun places to hang out and swim, surf and explore. Call us to discuss your particular needs and desires for your river rafting experience!

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 4pm.

  • Lunch is included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees are included
  • Tax is included

Price is per person. Guide gratuity not included.

    Book online here, you will be prompted to enter your dates and other information when you 'add to cart'. Be sure to reserve your trip as soon as you are certain as dates do sell out. 

    You can also call  530-622-5110 to book.  

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    Chili Bar One Day Deposit

    If you want to secure your space now but don’t want to pay the full amount yet you can pay a deposit:

    • A Deposit of $50 per person will be accepted to secure your reservation for a 1 Day South Fork Adventure

    • This deposit is not refundable or eligible for trip credit but you can transfer the deposit to another member of your group who has not yet paid a deposit


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    One Day Chili Bar Balance

    Your balance is due 30 days before your trip. Please pay your balance here or call us on 530-622-5110.

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