20 Rafting Trips (Saturdays)

What to expect
  • Cover twenty miles of river and tackle over 40 rapids, from small riffles to big drops
  • Run the upper stretch of South Fork from Chili Bar to Camp Lotus, AND the lower stretch from Camp Lotus to Folsom Reservoir
  • Get a chance to paddle through Class III+ rapids
  • Eat a hearty picnic lunch at Camp Lotus before starting off on the gentler rapids of the American River Gorge
You read it right: TWENTY TRIPS in one day. Can you do it?! Of course you can.

Meet your guide in the morning at the beautiful Camp Lotus, and then head to the actual launch site just below Chili Bar Dam -- but don't get too hungry upon seeing the word chili... you have *literally* miles to go before you eat. Better make sure you grab some breakfast beforehand.

The first stretch will start you off with a bang, and within a few minutes you'll be paddling through Meatgrinder, the South Fork's longest rapid. Every rapid before lunch is consistent, including Racehorse Bend, Triple Threat, and the Trouble Maker. Around lunch you'll have gone ten miles and be back at Camp Lotus for a nice hearty picnic.

The second half of the day will be gentler -- until you pass The Lollipop Tree that is. After that it picks up as you enter the famous American River Gorge, where rapids with exciting names like "Satan's Cess Pool," "Lost Lunch", and "The Surprise" will quench your thirst for thrills.

It's gonna be a heck of a journey -- but you got this, you brave adventurer, you!

Note: Prices include 20 miles of rafting, rafting equipment, a delicious picnic lunch, and shuttle to and from Camp Lotus.
Key Highlights
Price $172.00 per guest
Duration / Session 9 hours
# Sessions 1
All cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the deposit amount. The balance of the full fare or deposit is refundable provided written notice of the cancellation is received by ARTA prior to the final payment deadline or 30 days prior to Sierra trips. No refunds will be made for late cancellation unless ARTA is able to refill your place at least 10 days prior to trip departure.

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