DESCRIPTION:

This is our premiere trip. It offers all of the thrills of a 1 day Middle Fork trip, but has the added advantage of giving you more time to soak in the beauty of this unique wilderness canyon. After meeting in Auburn and packing your personal gear into our waterproof bags we head to put in. We will load all of your gear plus everything necessary to pamper you at camp, into our oar boats. After an exciting and relaxing day of numerous whitewater rapids, floating through this beautiful river canyon, a gourmet deli lunch and the opportunity for a side hike up a slot canyon, we will arrive at a truly remote and secluded camp deep in the 2000 foot wilderness river canyon. Here there will be nothing to distract you from the beauty that is the Middle Fork American River. No cell phones, no cars, nothing but sand beaches, oak trees, clear water and a thousand stars above your head. Let all your stresses melt away as you bask it all in. Or try your hand at fishing this world class trout river. While you are enjoying all of this our professional guides will be preparing you a scrumptious 3 course dinner including sangria and non-alcoholic beverages. In the morning our guides will be up early preparing an amazing breakfast including fresh fruit, eggs, sausage and of course coffee as you slowly rise to take in the sun as it warms the beach. After a full breakfast, we load back into our rafts for a lazy float through this gorgeous river canyon. This is truly the best way to experience the Middle Fork. You will feel like you are the first people to see this river as morning wakes the wilderness canyon, you may even see deer or bear crossing the river or river otters playing in it. We then stop for lunch, but not before having the opportunity to hike up a side creek to a waterfall complete with swimming hole. After lunch it is time to jump back into the whitewater action. As the river enters into a gorge filled with back to back Class IV rapids. If that wasn’t enough excitement, you can watch your guides take the rafts over a 30 foot waterfall that is a mandatory portage. When this trip is over you will have had a once in a lifetime experience that you wish would never end. This trip really is the best way to fully enjoy and appreciate the Middle Fork American River. On a 2 day Middle Fork Trip there are all the thrills of a 1 day trip plus plenty of time to swim, play, hike, fish or simply let your cares melt away. There is no better way to experience it then with W.E.T River trips who provide you with the best and most experienced guides on the Middle Fork American River.

What to Bring/WearWhat We ProvideFor Overnight Camping
For On the Raft
  • Secure footwear; old tennis shoes or sturdy sandals with heel straps such as Tevas, Keens, and Chacos. NO FLIP FLOPS OR BARE FEET!
  • Swimsuit or shorts and T-shirt to wear on the rafts.
  • Sunglasses with neck strap (Please be sure to bring a neck strap for any glasses you plan on wearing on the raft.)
  • Sunscreen and lip ointment
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Light cap or visor (optional)
  • Any medicines you require (please contact us beforehand to ensure we can accommodate any needs)
For After Your Trip
  • Optional gratuity for your hardworking guides
  • Dry Clothing
  • Water or other beverage
  • One professional, talented, and possibly humorous river guide
  • White water raft (Crewed by your provided guide at all times)
  • Personal Flotation Device (Life-jacket)
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Other required safety equipment
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent (optionally we can provide tents at no cost)
  • Warm clothing for the evening.
  • Personal care items (Toothbrush, deodorant,  hair care products, etc.)
  • Flashlight or headlamp

Middle Fork of the American River

  • RIVER: MIDDLE FORK OF THE AMERICAN RIVER
  • SECTION: OXBOW RESERVOIR - RUCK A CHUCKY CAMPGROUND
  • BEST FOR: EXPERIENCED RAFTERS, ADVENTUROUS FIRST TIMERS
  • LENGTH: 2 DAYS (OVERNIGHT WILDERNESS CAMPING)
  • CLASS: IV
  • MIN. AGE: 14
  • SKILL: ATHLETIC FIRST TIMER, INTERMEDIATE
  • DEPARTS FROM: RALEY'S (PARKING LOT DIRECTLY BEHIND THE STORE), 
  • MEALS: DAY 1 ; Lunch and Dinner. Day 2; Breakfast and Lunch
  • MEET TIME:  DAY 1: 9AM - DAY 2: APPROXIMATELY 4PM

EVERYDAY $304

Where to meet:

Behind Raley's in Auburn, CA

13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. 95603