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2023 California Rafting Season Recap

[VIDEO] 2023 Record-Breaking California Rafting Season Recap

The 2023 California whitewater rafting season was record-breaking! Join us as we reminisce on wonderful memories made on California rivers in 2023 and appreciate all those who joined the All-Outdoors family.

  Published November 3rd, 2023

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

South Fork American Scenery

How Did the South Fork American River Become So Popular?

It was a setup no one could see. Discover how the South Fork of the American River became known and how it has grown into the most popular whitewater rafting river in the Western US.

  Published October 10th, 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

Fall Rafting Preview

[VIDEO] Best Fall White Water Adventures in California

Fall for fall rafting in California! The summer crowds thin out after Labor Day, but great weather and excellent white water remain! See our recommendations for rafting in September and October.

  Published September 13th, 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

overnight rafting trip on the middle fork american

[VIDEO] Middle Fork American Overnight Rafting Trip – Guest Perspective

Don’t quite know what to expect on an overnight rafting trip? Come along as we follow a returning guest on a 2-Day Middle Fork adventure and see what the river, camp life, and remote canyon have to offer.

  Published August 16th, 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

South Fork American Rafting

Can I Go Rafting if I Can’t Swim?

When it comes to whitewater rafting, one common question that arises often is whether swimming skills are a prerequisite. Let’s look into why and under what conditions even non-swimmers can participate in this exhilarating water sport.

  Published July 31st, 2023

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