North Fork American River
Thrill-seekers will love the North Fork’s adrenaline pumping class IV and V rapids. Continuous challenging whitewater combined with incredible scenery make this one unforgettable American River rafting trip.
What to Expect on Your North Fork Rafting Adventure
We’ll meet up behind the Raley’s supermarket, at the arranged meeting time. We’ll get all the waivers signed and drive about 30 minutes to the launch site. Then we’ll set you up with your helmet, paddle & personal flotation device. Next, the head guide will deliver a short safety briefing to the group, and once you’re assigned a raft guide you can head down to water.
This is our most scenic run and you’ll be cruising through an impressive gorge with breathtaking scenery and exciting whitewater. This combination makes it the perfect rafting experience.
Epic Whitewater... and Then a Delicious Lunch!
You’ll get continuous whitewater excitement on this trip so be prepared to get straight into it and hang on tight! You’ll get non-stop rapids from start to finish.
Our Sierra Whitewater cook will prepare delicious chicken or turkey and a variety of salads. All our food is fresh, local and homemade! Ice cold drinks will also be provided. Finish it up with a freshly baked brownie to give you some energy for the next section of rafting.
Let's Smash Through Some Class IV and V Rapids!
We’ll smash our way through challenging class IV and V rapids such as the exhilarating Zig-Zag, Achilles Heal and Bogus Thunder. Then get ready because the famous Chamberlain Falls await!
Finally we’ll arrive to Lake Clementine before driving back to Raley’s supermarket where our trip will conclude. We hope you enjoyed your American River whitewater rafting experience with Sierra Whitewater!
Good to Know
- Overnight camping is available at Camp Lotus with hot showers, flush toilets, fire pits and barbecues as well as a camp store and deli. Contact us for more information.
- Let us know in advance if you’ve booked separately from your friends but want to be together.
- We recommend bringing additional cool weather clothing in April, May, September & October.
- Photographers are available on special request only.
- If you have a request for a specific guide, let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to organize it.
Sandra C., Vacaville, Calif.
You can't go wrong with whichever guide you get. It was just a lot of fun! We had a blast!
Smart S., San Mateo, Calif.
Ascha was extremely helpful and easy to work with to organize our trip!
Sàgar C., Mountain View, Calif.
We started on time, he then gave us some safety and raft maneuvering tips...