Consistently the best of the best. The food, the camp, the river, and some of the best people you’ll ever run over rapids with and the best places to stop. Year after year... No one compares. Simply the very best. Love them so much!!
— Patty O 2016

Two Day/Two Night - South Fork of the American River (Class 3) Rafting Vacation

Relax, unwind and unplug with River Runners' premier two day rafting adventure on the South Fork of the American River. Two days with River Runners includes camping at the lovely and green Camp Lotus, five meals prepared with love and fresh ingredients, campfires, smores and so much more!

This trip combines both of the beautiful Chili Bar and Gorge sections of river to give you a complete, memorable and inspiring California rafting experience. 

Check in anytime after 4pm on the evening prior to your first day on the river at the River Runners site in Camp Lotus 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus California, 95651.

Check out is approximately 4pm on your second river day.

Total water time Day 1 is approximately 6 hours

Total water time Day 2 is approximately 4 hours

At River Runners we like our trips to go at the pace of our guests. We maintain logistical time frames that allow us to relax on the river. The time on the water can vary depending on the weather, water levels and the needs of your group. If you have specific concerns or needs regarding the time frame of your trip, give us a call to discuss your needs.

$310 per person (all inclusive) 

  • Meals are included
  • 2 nights camping at Camp Lotus
  • Tents (1 tent per 2 people) included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees included
  • Tax is included
Quantity:
Add To Cart
 

You will be prompted to enter your dates when you click add to cart.


 

One Day - Gorge (Class 3) South Fork of the American River Rafting Adventure

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 6pm.

Distance 12 Miles

Time on water 4-6 hours (including lunch)  At River Runners we like our trips to go at the pace of our guests. We maintain logistical time frames that allow us to relax on the river. The time on the water can vary depending on the weather, water levels and the needs of your group. If you have specific concerns or needs regarding the time frame of your trip, give us a call to discuss your needs.

$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
Quantity:
Add To Cart
 

You will be prompted to enter your dates when you click add to cart.

Camping and Breakfast
35.00

This is an add on package only available with the purchase of a one day river trip.

Camp the night before your trip and wake up to our delicious made from scratch breakfast so you can be fresh as a daisy for your day on the river.

Tents provided (one tent allocated per every two people in your group).

Quantity:
Add To Cart
 

 

One Day - Chili Bar (Class 3) South Fork of the American River Rafting Adventure

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

Distance 9 miles

Time on water 2-4 hours (not including lunch) At River Runners we like our trips to go at the pace of our guests. We maintain logistical time frames that allow us to relax on the river. The time on the water can vary depending on the weather, water levels and the needs of your group. If you have specific concerns or needs regarding the time frame of your trip, give us a call to discuss your needs.

$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
Quantity:
Add To Cart
 

You will be prompted to enter your dates when you click add to cart.

Camping and Breakfast
35.00

This is an add on package only available with the purchase of a one day river trip.

Camp the night before your trip and wake up to our delicious made from scratch breakfast so you can be fresh as a daisy for your day on the river.

Tents provided (one tent allocated per every two people in your group).

Quantity:
Add To Cart

 
Bogus Thunder

One Day - Chamberlain Falls (Class 4+) North Fork of the American River Rafting Adventure

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. 

$140 per person (all inclusive) 


One Day - 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.

$140 per person (all inclusive) 


 
Wilderness on the Middle Fork

Availability is now limited to weekdays

One Day - Middle Fork of the American River Rafting Adventure (Class 4)

Welcome to an incomparably 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)

 
"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day"         - Winnie the Pooh