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Last Call for the American River Music Festival and Rafting Trip

September 2nd, 2014 Malina
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This is it! Your last chance to get tickets for the 2014 American River Music Festival and river trip is here! How many times we gotta tell ya?  It’s an amazing deal: over 30 bands, camping, shuttles to all the venues, and of course a river trip on the upper section of the South Fork American […]

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American River Music Festival and River Trip Sept 12-14

August 12th, 2014 Malina
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 Are you looking for something fun to do this September?  Look no further than our fair valley and spend the weekend at the American River Music Festival.  The fun begins on Friday, September 12th with musical performances by groups like Laura Love, Baskery, and the Rebecca Loebe Trio. Headlining this year, the big mack daddy […]

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American River Music Festival September 2014: Raft and Rock Out!

July 16th, 2014 Malina
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Eight Years and Counting! Celebrating Music and Rivers It’s back! The annual American River Music Festival is back for another awesome weekend of music, camping, and a festival river trip!  We’re excited to be partnering with the festival again this year, and will be running a special Upper “Chili Bar” trip on the South Fork […]

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Family Fun: South Fork American Float Trips

July 8th, 2014 Malina
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Little kids and water–the perfect summer combo right?  But there are minimum ages for whitewater rafting trips. What’s a tiny rafter to do? If you’re just knee-high to a grasshopper and kindergarten is your reality, not a distant memory, you’re not certainly  headed to the Middle Fork, and even the South Fork’s class III rapids […]

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Top Five things to check out after a South Fork Rafting Trip

July 7th, 2014 Malina
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Yes, the South Fork American is a great day trip from the Bay Area and Sacramento, but what if you have extra time and want to fill up the whole weekend?  Should you go to Napa instead?  Or head to the coast?  Not so fast, my pretties.  I’m not saying I’d turn either one down– […]

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South Fork American Rafting Video

July 7th, 2014 Malina
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Take a virtual tour of the Fair Lady South Fork with us, your gallant hosts, AO Rafting!   Harken to the thrill of class III rapids,  take thee a gander at the riverbank where nodding blackberries doth ripen in the summer sun.  Lo, there is the Lollipop Tree!  But enough of these musings, friends, just […]

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2014 California River Rafting Season Update [MAP]: Eight Rivers We’re Rafting This Year

April 21st, 2014 Malina
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We’re getting a LOT of questions about what kind of impact the drought is having on California rafting trips in 2014.  Let’s clarify the matter:  we have plenty of water for great rafting trips this year because of upstream reservoirs.  Our handy-dandy map shows you when and where all our rivers are running this season. […]

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UPDATE: Rim Fire’s Impact on California Rafting [MAP]

August 28th, 2013 Jamie Low

UPDATE: (8/28/2013) Not only are we running trips on the South and Middle Forks of the American River, but we are also running guided rafting trips on the  Goodwin Canyon run of the lower Stanislaus River in late October.  This post and the map have been updated to reflect this.   Wondering how the American […]

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South Fork River Clean Up August 21st

August 19th, 2013 Malina

The South Fork American River Clean Up The last time you rafted the South Fork did you think “this is great but I would also love to diddle daddle in the calm sections, explore the rocky shore and investigate around tree trunks and boulders…..and I’d like to do it while riding a dolphin or on an inflatable […]

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Local Produce featured on South Fork American River Trips

August 9th, 2013 Malina

Not only is AO Rafting based in the Golden State–the heart of fruit and vegetable production in the United States–but we our main operations is in El Dorado County, which is rich in All Things Agricultural. So, it occurred to us, why are we not using more locally-grown fruits and vegetables on our river trips? Hopefully this program will grow […]

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