Family Fun: South Fork American Float TripsJuly 8th, 2014 Malina
Enter the Tom Sawyer Float Trip to save the summer! Running through the Coloma-Lotus Valley, this gentle introduction to rafting was developed for families with young kids–our minimum age guideline is 5 years old. This part of the South Fork is in between the Class III whitewater runs of the upper “Chili Bar” and the lower “Gorge” sections of the river. As it meanders through the valley, the river has only gentle Class II rapids. Splashy riffles give the wee ones a taste of excitement, and there are long stretches of lazy water . . . time for water fights, blackberry picking, joke-telling and paddling inflatable kayaks for the more adventurous among you. Lunch is served at our River Center under tall shady oaks, and all the cooking and clean-up is taken care of by our river guides–no work for mom and dad!
(Above: South Fork American Float Trips are a delightful way to spend a day on the water as a family)