The 'AO Rafting University' Category Archive

The Kaweah River - Southern Sierra

Explore Sequoia National Park and the Kaweah River Area

After an action-packed day of Class 4+ whitewater on the Kaweah River, take some time to explore the surrounding towns and National Parks for the perfect way to extend your adventure. Check out our recommendations!

  Published April 5th, 2024

California - The Whitewater Hub

Why California is the Hub of Whitewater Rafting

It is no secret that California has many whitewater rafting rivers to enjoy – the most of any US state! But why is that? What is the recipe for a place to become the hub of whitewater rafting? Let’s find out!

  Published March 29th, 2024

River Rafting Bingo

River Rafting Trip Bingo

Whitewater rafting is an action adventure activity, but even the most intense of rivers have calm stretches between rapids. Play along as we fill those quiet moments with a game of river rafting bingo! Can you get five in a row?

  Published March 27th, 2024

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Explore Stanislaus National Forest and Beyond After Rafting the North Stan

A rafting trip on the North Stan is a guide and guest favorite every spring. If you get the chance to raft this hidden gem be sure to explore the areas well! Here are some of our local favorites.

  Published March 27th, 2024

Paddle Practice

6 Reasons to Plan a Corporate Group Whitewater Rafting Trip With AO

Discover why corporate group whitewater rafting trips make for the ideal offsite for your team. Our river trips blend team-building with seamless planning. Unplug, escape the routine, and create lasting memories.

  Published March 13th, 2024

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

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

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

Day in the life of a river guide

[VIDEO] Day in the Life of a River Guide

There is a lot more to a raft guide’s job than taking folks down the river every day. Come along as we follow seasoned raft guide Mathilda on a trip down the South Fork of the American River.

  Published August 2nd, 2023

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