Pair a visit to Yosemite National Park with rafting on the Merced River! Spend some time in the park admiring the rocky features and the waterfalls and then ride on the very same whitewater just outside of the park.
There are many good reasons to consider a spring whitewater rafting trip in California that apply universally, regardless of the snowpack levels in the current year. Here are just a few of them to get you inspired.
Spring is an excellent time to go rafting in California. Listen to Trey, the grandson of founder George Armstrong, as he provides some tips on what to wear and how to gear up for a springtime rafting trip.
Watch this multi-camera video of a raft flip on a Class V rapid during a guide training trip on the Cal Salmon. Then read a personal account of how it all happened from inside the raft – before, during and after the flip.
Compare these two spring rivers side by side and decide which you want to do first and which you want to do second!
Read this hair-raising story of a 1970 springtime trip the Armstrongs took on the Main Stanislaus River and see what important lessons were learned on that memorable day.
Check our up-to-date river flow forecast and start planning your 2022 California rafting adventure! Updated May 24, 2022.
Turning 60 years old is something worth celebrating, especially when so many lives have been touched by All-Outdoors rafting trips over the decades. It all started in 1962 and what a journey it has been!