South Fork of the American River

South Fork of the American River

The South Fork of the American River is widely regarded as one of the top destinations for whitewater rafting adventure. This spectacular Sierra River features 21 miles of class 3 rapids and countless fun play spots which attract whitewater enthusiasts from around the globe. The South Fork also has some of the most dependable water flows in the U.S. allowing river runners to visit this stretch year round. has been offering professionally guided rafting tours on the South Fork American River since 1980. Join us on a trip this year and see what all the excitement is about!

South Fork of the American River Trips

  • Chili Bar Rafting Trip

    Chili Bar Rafting Trip

    Join us for a 4 hour guided rafting trip on the most exciting section of the South Fork of the American River!

    This trip meets at 10:00AM and includes 8 miles of class 3 rapids.

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"For some reason, I did not have high expectations for the trip and stay. Boy, was I wrong! As someone who just turned 50, I don't think I've squealed and laughed that much in ages. It is a perfect trip for family and friends and you feel great at the end of the weekend. Our river guide Chris was awesome." - Trip Advisor - August 2016