DESCRIPTION:

One of our most popular trips, this two day trip offers you the opportunity to experience two of our unparalleled trips over the same amount of days. The day of your trip we meet at 9:00 am the day of your trip. On the first day you will have the opportunity to warm up while splashing and laughing your way down the South Fork American River. Stopping along the way for a gourmet deli lunch along the rivers edge. We camp at a private campground that night. At camp you will be treated to an expertly prepared 3 course dinner. The next morning we are up early to the aroma of coffee and a continental breakfast. Then we're off to tackle the more challenging Middle Fork of the American to complete your once in a lifetime experience. Many clients come back year after year for this trip as they can never get enough.

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

ITINERARY:

Day 1:

Arrival: You will meet us at 9 AM at the private Camp Lotus campground, where you'll meet your guide and be outfitted with everything you need to enjoy your trip, including paddles, life jackets and helmets.

The River: You'll enjoy some of the most fun rapids and beautiful views the American River has to offer. Along the way, we'll stop for a gourmet deli lunch along the river.

Off the Water: You will be returned to Camp Lotus between 2 and 3 PM where you will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful camp group. Tents can be provided free of charge, just let you guides know how many you would like. Then relax by the river and utilize Camp Lotus's showers and other amenities while your guides prepare a filling dinner to be served later in the evening.

Day 2:

Morning: Wake up to coffee and following soon after a full breakfast including eggs, bacon, hash browns, and orange juice and ready yourself for your second day of rafting.

The River: For your second day on the water you will get to experience the beauty of the Middle Fork of the American. The Middle Fork of the American offers non-stop whitewater action fun, set in a stunning granite canyon. This Class IV river is ideal for the thrill-seekers, experienced rafters or athletic beginners. This river offers some one of kind rapids including a man made tunnel which you will raft through allong with nearly 19 miles of thrilling whitewater and amazing scenery.

Off the Water: After you whitewater adventure enjoy a cool beverage and board transportation for a short trip back to Camp Lotus where you journey ends.

South Fork /Middle Fork 2-Day Combo

  • RIVER: SOUTH FORK / MIDDLE FORK COMBO
  • SECTION: DAY 1 -THE NUGGET (PLACERVILLE) - CAMP LOTUS (COLOMA) / DAY 2 - OXBOW RESERVOIR - RUCK A CHUCKY CAMPGROUND
  • BEST FOR: EXPERIENCED RAFTERS, ADVENTUROUS FIRST TIMERS
  • LENGTH: 2 DAYs
  • CLASS: III/IV+
  • MIN. AGE: 16
  • SKILL: ATHLETIC FIRST TIMER, INTERMEDIATE
  • DEPARTS FROM: CAMP LOTUS, 5461 BASSI RD., LOTUS, CA 95651 (MAP)
  • MEALS: Day 1: Lunch and Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch
  • MEET TIME:  9AM - End time varies

EVERYDAY $304

Where to meet:

Camp Lotus

5461 Bassi Rd, Lotus, CA 95651