Steve Martarano of Comstock’s Magazine originally approached us about California rafting prospects during a drought. However, that changed once Steve started hearing the family stories.
The West is home to some of the most renowned whitewater rafting experiences in North America, and California’s most notable member of this league of legends – the treasured Tuolumne River.
Less than three hours from the busy Bay Area, we’re blessed with a heck of a hideaway in the canyon of the Middle Fork of the American River. Being as gorgeous as it is accessible, it’s easy to understand why the Middle Fork is California’s most popular wilderness rafting experience.
It has become the icon of California rafting, and the most popular whitewater destination west of the Mississippi River.
This river has something for everyone. We run trips on three separate sections on the South Fork. Each section offers its own unique experience. Read on to learn which may be the best fit for your group.
Many people assume that droughts = no water = no rafting, but that’s not the case thanks to human intervention. Let us explain how rafting in California is still possible despite low snowpack levels.