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, beer and wine with dinner, a campfire, 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.

 


 

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.


 

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

 

 
Bogus Thunder

CLOSED FOR 2017 (Spring melt is finished!)

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

$140

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. 


CLOSED FOR 2017 (Spring melt is finished!)

One Day - Kaweah River (Class 4+)

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.


 
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 riverways and only accessible by raft.

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