The 2023 California whitewater rafting season was record-breaking! Join us as we reminisce on wonderful memories made on California rivers in 2023 and appreciate all those who joined the All-Outdoors family.
Whitewater rafting is a unique sport that requires much training, enthusiasm, and specialized equipment. Take a look at some of our essential river rafting gear – how many of these are you familiar with?
It was a setup no one could see. Discover how the South Fork of the American River became known and how it has grown into the most popular whitewater rafting river in the Western US.
Whitewater rafting is the perfect activity to connect and strengthen trusting relationships. Take out the guesswork as we walk you through the process of planning your next getaway with your friends.
Fall for fall rafting in California! The summer crowds thin out after Labor Day, but great weather and excellent white water remain! See our recommendations for rafting in September and October.
Each year we welcome thousands of rafters at the All-Outdoors River Center. Let us share with you some interesting facts about this place we are proud to call home.
There is much more adventure to be had along the American River than rafting. Whether you rafted the North Fork or Middle Fork of the American River, take a look at these awesome local hiking trails.
Don’t quite know what to expect on an overnight rafting trip? Come along as we follow a returning guest on a 2-Day Middle Fork adventure and see what the river, camp life, and remote canyon have to offer.
There is a lot more to a raft guide’s job than taking folks down the river every day. Come along as we follow seasoned raft guide Mathilda on a trip down the South Fork of the American River.
The West is home to some of the most renowned whitewater rafting experiences in North America, and California’s most notable member of this league of legends – the treasured Tuolumne River.
The history of whitewater river running dates back to the Native Americans and John Wesley Powell, well before modern rubber rafts were invented. Let’s take a history lesson about our favorite sport.
All rivers are connected to rain and/or snow. If you want to know what California rivers will be doing in the spring, summer, and fall, you need to know what happened in the Sierra during the “wet season”.
It has become the icon of California rafting, and the most popular whitewater destination west of the Mississippi River.
The river classification system is based on an International Scale of River Difficulty and ranges from Class 1 to Class 6 rapids. Let’s look at the different white water rafting levels!
Take any guesswork out of packing for your overnight rafting trip with these expert tips. You will learn what to bring (and what to leave at home) and how to pack your dry bag efficiently.
ARC is an organization that facilitates an annual multi-day rafting trip on the Middle Fork American for individuals recently released from incarceration. Seeing the river through their eyes is inspiring.
The South Fork is easy to get to, has a long season, and a whole lot of fun whitewater which actually makes choosing the 5 best rapids difficult! Listen and watch the countdown of the top 5 drops on this iconic river.
Our guests often ask us the question, “Where did the name All-Outdoors come from?” It is a good question and one that deserves to be answered.
Listen to All-Outdoors owner Gregg Armstrong tell the story of how the family got hooked on whitewater rafting back in the 1960’s, how the family keeps growing the rafting business, and how the rafting business keeps growing the family.
All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong reflects on 59 years of lessons learned from California rivers.
When George, now 94 years old, stepped off shore and into his little raft on the Stanislaus River, he had no idea what he was getting into. George and his group spent more time in the river than in the […]