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Wilderness Camp Vibes on the Middle Fork American

Middle Fork guests connect with nature and those close to them by getting away on an overnight wilderness rafting trip, just a few hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. Complete with riverside camp and delicious meals to boot!

  Published June 21st, 2022

The Reconnecting Power of Rafting and Rivers

[VIDEO] The Reconnecting Power of Rafting and Rivers

“As a mother and daughter activity…you have fun and excitement, and it’s healthy and good for your heart and soul…we plan to do it every year together!”

  Published June 17th, 2022

Tom Sawyer Float Trips on the South Fork American River

[VIDEO] Tom Sawyer Float: The Perfect River Trip for Younger Kids

The Easy Section of the South Fork of the American River is the ideal river trip for families with kids aged 5 to 7 years old. The gentle Class I-II rapids and the relaxing pools in between are fun for all.

  Published June 14th, 2022

Middle Fork American - Tunnel Chute Class IV+

Screaming Down Tunnel Chute Rapid on 5/28

The Class IV+ Tunnel Chute Rapid and the 90-foot river tunnel that follows are the most famous features on the Middle Fork of the American River. This group sure looked like they had a blast on their whitewater rafting trip over the Memorial Day weekend.

  Published June 6th, 2022

Riding the Merced River Wave Train on May 22

Blue skies above, refreshingly cool water splashing around and friends to share in the fun. It looks like this group had a great time whitewater rafting on the Merced River this past weekend!

  Published May 24th, 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

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
 
 

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