El Niño and California Rafting

Curious about El Niño’s impact on California whitewater rafting? Find out what it means for your next adventure on the river by looking at the typical weather patterns and examining past snowpack data.

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2023 California Rafting Season Recap

[VIDEO] 2023 Record-Breaking California Rafting Season Recap

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.

  Published November 3rd, 2023

Clavey Camp on the Tuolumne

River Rafting Gear – Get Educated

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?

  Published October 24th, 2023

South Fork American Scenery

How Did the South Fork American River Become So Popular?

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.

  Published October 10th, 2023

rafting with friends on the middle fork american river

How to Plan a Rafting Getaway With Your Friends in 3 Steps

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.

  Published September 26th, 2023

Fall Rafting Preview

[VIDEO] Best Fall White Water Adventures in California

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.

  Published September 13th, 2023

Strawbale Building

The Curious History of the All-Outdoors River Center

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.

  Published September 13th, 2023

Hiking Trails near Auburn, CA

After the Rapids – Hiking near the Middle Fork and North Fork American

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.

  Published August 30th, 2023

overnight rafting trip on the middle fork american

[VIDEO] Middle Fork American Overnight Rafting Trip – Guest Perspective

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.

  Published August 16th, 2023

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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 June 28th, 2023

History of Whitewater Rafting

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.

  Published May 10th, 2023

Predicting California River Flows for Rafting

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”.

  Published February 1st, 2023

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

[VIDEO] White Water Rafting Levels / Classes Explained

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!

  Published June 19th, 2023

[VIDEO] Overnight & Multi Day Rafting Trip Packing List

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.

  Published April 11th, 2023

[VIDEO] Reversal: Experience the American River Through New Eyes

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.

  Published August 12th, 2022

Haystack Canyon on the Lower Gorge, South Fork American River.

[VIDEO] Top 5 Rapids on the South Fork American River

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.

  Published August 3rd, 2022

Welcome To The Family

All-Outdoors…What’s in a Name?

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.

  Published August 15th, 2022

[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

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

George Armstrong's Story of His First Rafting Trip in 1962

[VIDEO] George Armstrong’s First Rafting Trip in 1962

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 […]

  Published May 26th, 2021

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