This trip will get you acclimated to rafting with a gentle start. You'll kick the day off at the meeting spot at Camp Lotus, and it won't be long before you test your skills on the water.
First you'll warm up on Class II rapids with peaceful calm stretches where you're welcome to even jump in the river for a swim. At some point you'll pull over at a peaceful spot and grab some lunch at a tasty riverside picnic. The "big rapids" come next when you pass The Lollipop Tree.
From there on out you're in the wild wild west -- er, "American River Gorge," which might as well be one and the same, in the rafting world. You'll get to traverse through fun rapids with exciting names such as "Satan's Cesspool," "Lost Lunch," and "The Surprise." Then, the highlight of the tour and everyone's favorite: "The Hospital Bar."
At the end of your journey you'll head back to Camp Lotus, where you can shower, change, and grab something to eat. These one-day South Fork American River trips are great for first-time rafters, but still plenty of fun for the seasoned veterans as well.
Don't get too wet!