The 'South Fork American' Category Archive


South Fork River Clean Up August 21st

The South Fork American River Clean Up The last time you rafted the South Fork did you think “this is great but I would also love to diddle daddle in the calm sections, explore the rocky shore and investigate around […]

  Published August 19th, 2013

South Fork Farm!

We here in our Lotus River Operations office (ie HQ for AO Rafting) have a new neighbor just up the road!  South Fork Farm at Wakamatsu.  This organic 10 acre farm is located on the historic site of the 19th […]

  Published July 3rd, 2013

After Rafting Hang Out in Lotus-Coloma

The bus rattles to a stop back at the All-Outdoors parking lot along the South Fork American River. Taking a deep yawn you stretch your limbs and climb out of the bus into the bright sunlight. You say a last […]

  Published August 29th, 2012

Apple Hill Opens this Weekend

Rafters headed to the American River take note–Apple Hill opens this weekend.  Soooo….if you’re rafting on the South or Middle Fork of the American River think about maybe adding a day to your trip and spending a day on the […]

  Published August 27th, 2012

Rafting Amongst Family and Friends

Trips with family and friends are fun. There’s a boat (or maybe two) of you floating down the river, splashing around, laughing through rapids. But what happens when you get the whole clan together? This past weekend a group of […]

  Published August 22nd, 2012

Got to the South Fork Too Early? Not a Problem

You’ve done all the planning just right. You booked your rafting trip on the South Fork American River. You printed directions and packed up the car the night before. You even left yourself an extra 45 minutes of drive time […]

  Published August 20th, 2012

Grandparent-Grandchildren Rafting Combo

I think that adults remember their grandparents in snapshots. When I think of my dad’s father, I see him after his stroke; thin, frail, confined to a wheelchair. I see my dad’s mom, graying, stressed, a bit short tempered. I […]

  Published August 15th, 2012

How to Pack for your Multi-Day River Trip

Leave the 10 person tent, head-to-toe mosquito netting, and battery-operated blender at home people–packing for a multi-day river trip starts with thinking “less is more.”  For starters, we provide you with most of the infrastructure you need–all your on-river gear, […]

  Published August 10th, 2012

Weddings and Events on the South Fork American River

Obviously our first order of biznass is rafting trips.  Fifty years doing it and all that.  But we love love too!  And our River Center Property!  If you’re “in the same boat,” so speak, and you’re looking for a place […]

  Published August 3rd, 2012

South Fork American River Clean Up Today! Thank You!

Ever wonder what happened to that tube of sunscreen that rocketed out of your zinc-coated hands and flew into the bushes just above Satan’s Cesspool, or where your camera that you swore you had securely tied to the boat  ended up at […]

  Published July 23rd, 2012
 
 

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