Yosemite Getaway: Hiking & Merced Rafting

Pair a visit to Yosemite National Park with rafting on the Merced River! Spend some time in the park admiring the rocky features and the waterfalls and then ride on the very same whitewater just outside of the park.

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Poppy Hill on the South Fork American

Why Plan a Spring Rafting Trip this Year?

There are many good reasons to consider a spring whitewater rafting trip in California that apply universally, regardless of the snowpack levels in the current year. Here are just a few of them to get you inspired.

  Published May 10th, 2022

What to wear for spring rafting in California

[VIDEO] What to Wear for Spring Rafting in California

Spring is an excellent time to go rafting in California. Listen to Trey, the grandson of founder George Armstrong, as he provides some tips on what to wear and how to gear up for a springtime rafting trip.

  Published May 9th, 2022

Raft Flip California Salmon

[VIDEO] California Salmon Raft Flip, April 29

Watch this multi-camera video of a raft flip on a Class V rapid during a guide training trip on the Cal Salmon. Then read a personal account of how it all happened from inside the raft – before, during and after the flip.

  Published May 9th, 2022

Spring Rafting on the Kaweah and Merced Rivers

[VIDEO] Spring Rafting: Merced River vs. Kaweah River

Compare these two spring rivers side by side and decide which you want to do first and which you want to do second!

  Published April 25th, 2022

Randy and George on the Rogue River in the 70s

Lessons Learned on a Crazy Spring Rafting Trip in 1970

Read this hair-raising story of a 1970 springtime trip the Armstrongs took on the Main Stanislaus River and see what important lessons were learned on that memorable day.

  Published April 22nd, 2022

The 2022 California Whitewater Rafting Season Update [MAP]

Check our up-to-date river flow forecast and start planning your 2022 California rafting adventure! Updated May 24, 2022.

  Published April 9th, 2022

60 years on California Rivers

[VIDEO] Celebrating 60 Years on California Rivers!

Turning 60 years old is something worth celebrating, especially when so many lives have been touched by All-Outdoors rafting trips over the decades. It all started in 1962 and what a journey it has been!

  Published March 30th, 2022

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”.

  Published January 5th, 2022

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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

[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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