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Rafting - South Fork American

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Coloma, CA

April - May
Friday through Tuesday - 11:00 AM
June - August:
Thursday through Tuesday - 11:30 AM

  • The South Fork American River is the most popular California whitewater rafting river in the West.
    • Tour provider has been guiding California whitewater rafting trips since 1978!
    • All rafting guides are both highly trained and knowledgeable professionals
    • Each trip includes a complete safety and paddle briefing, lunch, and all necessary equipment
    • This is a rafting trip for everyone, no experience necessary!
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  • This 11-mile rafting experience is exciting and lots of fun, with many memorable rapids! 

    The South Fork American River rafting trip is the best rafting option for most participants as it includes a warm up on easier rapids. This trip has some of the best rapids on the river and is located between Hwy 49 bridge in Coloma and Folsom Lake. You will meet the group at the camp for a BBQ lunch where you'll be given pre-trip instructions. 

    You will get a few miles of warm up before you enter the steep granite canyon known as the ‘Gorge’ where the rapids occur more frequently. There are many Class 3 and 3+ rapids like Fowler’s Rock, Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, and Hospital Bar. There will also be numerous milder and fun rapids along the way and safe places in parts for swimming. The rafting trip ends at Folsom Lake where you are served cold drinks and will get transported back to the meeting location by bus. 

    Escape the daily grind and spend the day on the river!

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  • Essential Information

    • All necessary rafting equipment, BBQ Lunch and transportation back to your vehicle at the meeting location will be provided
    • The minimum age for this rafting trip is 7 years


    This experience will last approximately 5.5 hours.

    Maximum Participants

    There is a limit of 8 people per raft plus the guide.


    This experience is only for those scheduled on the rafting adventure.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

    What To Wear

    Expect to get wet! Swimsuits and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Wet suits and paddle jackets may be rented at time of check-in.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 14 days in advance.

    Cancellation Policy

    Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 30 days prior to the experience for a $50 per person cancellation fee. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel or reschedule at least 30 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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    1. Are there any weight and height restrictions?

      There are no specific weight limitation, however, each participant must fit into one of the life jackets with all buckles fastened. The regular flotation devices (PFD’s) fit a torso circumference of 52 inches maximum. The small children’s PFD’s fit from 30-50 pounds and chest size of 20-25 inches, the youth jackets fit children from 50 pounds and up.

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