The All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting Blog


South Lake Tahoe

Explore South Lake Tahoe After Your Summer Rafting Trip

Known as the “Jewel of the Sierra,” and conveniently just an hour’s drive from your rafting trip on the American River, Lake Tahoe makes for a stunning addition to your whitewater adventure. Check out our recommendations!

  Published June 21st, 2024

Fly Fishing - Middle Fork American River

Discover the Middle Fork of the American River Beyond the Rapids

Have you ever wondered what lies above and/or below the whitewater section of the river you’re rafting? Are there other adventure opportunities beyond rafting? Let’s look at the Middle Fork of the American River watershed.

  Published June 19th, 2024

What to wear summer rafting in California

[VIDEO] What to Wear for Summer Rafting in California

Summer rafting in California is usually warm and sunny, and always awesome. Listen to our guide Emma as she provides some tips on what to wear and how to gear up for a summertime rafting trip so that you can enjoy your day on the river in maximum comfort, and in style!

  Published June 18th, 2024

Spring Poppies along the South Fork American

Explore the American River Trail

The American River Trail spans from Old Town Sacramento all the way to our little South Fork American River valley. The newest section of this trail brings you up close and personal with one of our favorite Class 3 rapids! Can you guess which one it is?

  Published June 7th, 2024

What not to wear whitewater rafting

Don’t Make These Newbie Mistakes on Your Rafting Trip

Are you gearing up for your very first whitewater rafting adventure? You probably have a lot of questions. Read on to avoid making one of these newbie mistakes!

  Published June 5th, 2024

Riverside Camping Under the Stars

Enjoy the unique benefits of camping in nature even after dark! Check out some tricks and tips for an awesome stargazing experience on your next multi-day rafting trip.

  Published May 23rd, 2024

Auburn, CA in the Sierra Foothills

Explore Auburn and the American River Foothills

Auburn is the perfect and convenient place to stop after rafting any of the three forks of the American river. Join us as we explore this mountain city, and check out our top recommendations!

  Published May 23rd, 2024

River features

River Features – A Rafting Glossary

Has your river guide ever described the river in terms that sounded totally foreign to you? Join us as we explain some of the most commonly used terms for river features you may hear while rafting.

  Published May 8th, 2024

Beyond the Merced

Discover the Merced River Beyond the Rapids

Have you ever wondered what lies above and/or below the whitewater section of the river you raft on? Are there other recreation opportunities besides rafting? Let’s take a look at the Merced River watershed.

  Published April 25th, 2024

The 2024 California Whitewater Rafting Season Update

2024 will be an amazing year to raft in California with great options to choose from no matter what kind of trip you are looking for. See our season forecast and our recommendations for the best time to raft.

  Published April 8th, 2024

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