The Middle Fork of the American is the perfect mix of thrills and amazing scenery. This Class IV river is ideal for the thrill-seekers, experienced rafters or athletic beginners. With 18 miles of whitewater this all day adventure is sure to thrill. Experience the unique tunnel chute rapid; a tunnel blasted through the mountain back in the gold mining era.
Departure: The meeting time for the Middle Fork is 8AM. You will meet the WET van and your guides for the day. behind the Raleys in Auburn California at 13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. From there we have a short ride in the van down the beautiful Middle Fork Canyon to our put- in location at the Oxbox Reservoir.
The Trip: Enjoy a stunning combination of scenery and adventure on this day long trip. Start out with Good Morning Rapid quickly followed by Tunnel Chute. Wrap up the first section of rapids with Kanaka Falls, then enjoy an easy float until you reach the lunch area near Chunder Falls. Stop for a gourmet deli style lunch served riverside, then continue with Class III – IV rapids in the afternoon.
Return: Once your time on the water is complete you will load into the WET van and return to the Raley’s parking lot after a short drive.
More detailed descroption coming soon!
Please feel free to bring whatever items you would like to leave in your car for retrieval after the trip. Camp Lotus features hot showers available for your use.
The North Fork of the American River offers non-stop whitewater action fun, set in a stunning granite canyon. This Class IV/V river is ideal for the thrill-seeking, experienced rafter or athletic beginner. This river offers (almost!) non-stop action for 9 miles as it cuts through a gorgeous narrow granite canyon with back-to-back big rapids.
The meeting place for this trip is directly behind the Raleys on Lincoln Way in Auburn. Please drive and park behind the Raley’s where our guides will meet you.