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The 2021 California Whitewater Rafting Season Update [MAP]

April 9th, 2021 Sammy Russo

Check our up-to-date river flow forecast and start planning your 2021 California rafting adventure!

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COVID Update: California Rafting in 2021

March 19th, 2021 Gregg Armstrong, Co-Founder
Tunnel Chute - Middle Fork American River

Welcome to the 2021 California whitewater rafting season! We can’t wait to see you on the river again! Learn more about our current COVID-19 mitigation protocols and what we ask of our guests to help us limit the risk of spreading the virus.

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COVID-19 Update: Looking Ahead

January 12th, 2021 Gregg Armstrong, Co-Founder

People are asking us about the coming rafting season because they want to plan something to look forward to that is away from home, outside, and with family and friends. We hope the following helps answer this important question.

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Tunnel Chute Rapid – Middle Fork of the American River

January 1st, 2021 Diane Campbell

Tunnel Chute is perhaps the best known highlight of the thrilling ride that is the Middle Fork of the American River. This rapid is famous for its dramatic 80-foot chute and exhilarating six-foot drop, which ends with a victorious float through the majestic 90-foot rock tunnel. Once you’re on the Middle Fork, you don’t have […]

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It’s Here: The 2021 Pre-Season Sale!

November 23rd, 2020 Gregg Armstrong, Co-Founder

Our most popular and flexible sale of the entire year is back! Save 25% on any 2021 river trip when you make a reservation or purchase Pre-Season Rafting Trip Certificates for yourself or as a gift.

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A Look Back at the 2020 Rafting Season

October 28th, 2020 Gregg Armstrong, Co-Founder

It was an unprecedented season of challenges like no other since we began in 1962. Teamwork, persistence, trust, and hope made it happen thanks to guests and AO employees…Thank you!

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COVID-19 Update: Rafting in 2020!

July 1st, 2020 Gregg Armstrong, Co-Founder

The 2020 rafting season is here! The following are season updates regarding where we are rafting, what our trips look like, and what to expect before and during your trip.

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Rafting Trip Lunch With AO In 2020

June 30th, 2020 Laura Armstrong

How does lunch work? We are so glad you asked. In the past we have put out our infamous lunch spread where guests come through and create a sandwich; chips, fruit and cookies are also available. 2020 is special—as we all know. We are individually packing your lunch with lots of love (thanks Food Gals!). […]

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Three Ways to Raft the South Fork American River

June 20th, 2020 Sammy Russo

The South Fork American River has something for everyone. All-Outdoors runs trips on three separate sections on the South Fork. Each section offers its own unique experience: the Upper “Chili Bar”, the Lower “Gorge”, and the Tom Sawyer Float trip on the Easy Section through the Coloma-Lotus Valley. Which is best for your group depends […]

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[New Video] Look Forward

April 28th, 2020 Jamie Low
Look Forward

Last week we asked our newsletter subscribers for their opinion about our latest video before we shared it on social media. We enjoyed reading every reply. There were many thoughtful comments, and we received some great constructive feedback. Jack made several changes and we are now sharing the final cut with you here. Take a […]

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