Forecasting Rafting Flows on California Rivers

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”.

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Pre-Season Sale

[VIDEO] 25% Pre-Season Sale Explained

Our most popular and flexible sale of the entire year is back! Save 25% on any 2022 river trip when you make a reservation or purchase Pre-Season Rafting Trip Certificates for yourself or as a gift.

  Published November 23rd, 2021

Thanks for a Great 2021 Rafting Season

[VIDEO] Thanks For Rafting With AO in 2021!

We appreciate every guest who joined us this past California rafting season. Now that it is over, we have created a video to express our gratitude and give you a chance to reminisce about your own time on the river.

  Published November 4th, 2021

Goodwin Canyon

[VIDEO] Tips for Rafting Goodwin Canyon’s Best Rapids

If you have your eyes set on rafting Goodwin Canyon, take notes as All-Outdoors owner Scott Armstrong gives tips on how to successfully run Goodwin’s two best and biggest rapids.

  Published October 20th, 2021

What to do when your raft flips

When Your Raft Flips – What to Do & Not Do

Flipping a raft on a rafting trip is very uncommon, yet it is always a possibility. It is important to be prepared for a flip, but you shouldn’t let it scare you. Read these tips to be ready in case it happens on your trip.

  Published October 19th, 2021

The Armstrong Brothers take on Goodwin Canyon

[VIDEO] Armstrong Brothers Take on Goodwin Canyon (1999)

AO owner Scott Armstrong tells the story of him and his brothers on an early exploratory trip on Goodwin Canyon in 1999. That trip helped place this unique river into our large repertoire of California river trips.

  Published October 18th, 2021

Goodwin Canyon Double Runs

Goodwin Canyon Double Runs: Class IV+ Rafting in October!

Every fall, river guides and whitewater enthusiasts take a short drive to the lower Stanislaus River to close the California rafting season with a Class IV+ splash.

  Published October 6th, 2021

Goodwin Canon - The Closest Class IV Whitewater to the Bay Area

My Goodness, Goodwin…

Up close and personal – this firsthand account of what it is like to raft the Goodwin Canyon lets you in on some of the surprises waiting for us on this unique river each October.

  Published October 5th, 2021

Goodwin Canon - The Closest Class IV Whitewater to the Bay Area

[VIDEO] Goodwin Canyon Rafting Highlights – Class IV+ Rapids

Take a visual tour of the Class IV+ rapids on the Goodwin Canyon section of the Lower Stanislaus River just outside of Knights Ferry, California. This unique whitewater rafting opportunity comes along every October…

  Published October 4th, 2021

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Featured Posts

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

Steve Martarano of Comstock’s Magazine originally approached us about California rafting prospects during a drought. However, that changed once Steve started hearing the family stories.

  Published July 25th, 2021

California Multi-Day Rafting Trip

The Best California Multi-Day Rafting Trip

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.

  Published July 7th, 2021

Rivers 101: The Wild Middle Fork American

The Wild Middle Fork American

Less than three hours from the busy Bay Area, we’re blessed with a heck of a hideaway in the canyon of the Middle Fork of the American River. Being as gorgeous as it is accessible, it’s easy to understand why the Middle Fork is California’s most popular wilderness rafting experience.

  Published June 22nd, 2021

American River Rafting

Rafting Icon…The American River

It has become the icon of California rafting, and the most popular whitewater destination west of the Mississippi River.

  Published June 7th, 2021

Featured Videos

Family Founded since 1962

[VIDEO] Family Founded, Family Operated, Family Values

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.

  Published August 2nd, 2021

Rafting 101: How to Paddle in a Raft

[VIDEO] How To Paddle In A Raft

Hear from All-Outdoors guide Garrett about the basics of paddling your way down the river.

  Published June 18th, 2021

Recent Blog Posts from All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting

[VIDEO] What California Rivers Taught Me in 59 Years

All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong reflects on 59 years of lessons learned from California rivers.

  Published June 2nd, 2021

[VIDEO] Go Rafting on the South Fork of the American River

We are very excited to launch our latest river video showcasing the South Fork of the American River! Credits: Breakfast Unicorn Productions

  Published June 17th, 2016

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