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The 2019 California Whitewater Rafting Season Update [MAP]

October 1st, 2019 Jamie Low

California Whitewater Rafting Season Update

The above map shows our up-to-date forecast for the current rafting season; we will post updates both here and on the All-Outdoors Facebook page if any new information is released.

Which California River Will You Explore?

All-Outdoors operates professionally guided whitewater rafting trips on 10 California rivers. (Explore this section of the website to find great photos, videos, maps, and descriptions of each of the rivers and trip options we offer.)

River trip options vary in a range of ways, including the level of difficulty, length of trip, minimum age requirements, driving distance, and available trip options. If you’re flexible on dates, first consider what kind of experience you want for your group.

2019 Fall Season Schedule:

South Fork of the American River (Beginner-Intermediate / Class III+):

The most popular destination for whitewater rafting in California, the South Fork is a great introduction to professionally guided rafting trips… the ideal river for families with kids and any group wanting to enjoy a fun yet relaxing day on the river together.

October schedule: Trips are available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. (Based on water release schedules.)


Goodwin Canyon (Intermediate-Advanced / Class IV+):

The closest Class IV whitewater rafting trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, this gem of a hidden canyon is a guest favorite on our annual “Goodwin Canyon Double Runs” weekend event. Located on the lower Stanislaus River near Knights Ferry.

Season schedule: Goodwin Canyon Double Runs will be available on the following four dates this season:

  • Saturday, October 19th
  • Sunday, October 20th
  • Saturday, October 26th
  • Sunday, October 27th

If you want to dig into greater detail about the flows for each river, check our Real-Time Flow Reports for California Rivers for more information about this year’s seasonal flow projections.

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