California White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting on the Kern River, followed by Prime Rib at Ewing's On the Kern, Kernville

Whether you are a beginner looking to "get your feet wet," or an experienced rafter with a daring spirit, the wild and scenic Kern River and Mountain & River Adventures has just the rafting tour for you. There are beginner sections for all ages 5 and up, and advanced sections for the experienced rafter. If you have a thirst for thrills, we can quench that thirst with a sip or a gulp! At Mountain & River Adventures you can enjoy the Kern River in either big rafts or solo and double inflatable kayaks. Class I, II AND III rapids. It's fun for all abilities and perfect for the pocket book. Getting drenched on Big Daddy, Twisted Sister, Little Las Vegas, Ewing's Rapid and the Powerhouse III+ puts the icing on the cake, or water on the lap. Map Check out the comments for more California Raft Trips Or Click to Add your own recommendation


irishlass said...

River Rafting America has a list of all the commercial rafting sites in California.


Laura said...

Sunset Magazine says All-Outdoors is among the best in the state. The American River trips are just an hour or so away from Sacramento.

irishlass said...

In Lake Tahoe, you can float with the Truckee River Raft Company down the Truckee River.

A GREAT 2-3 HOURS in which you enjoy a leisurely, self guided, 5- mile float on the Truckee River from Tahoe City to the River Ranch Bar, Restaurant & Hotel. We are the only rafting concession that exits directly into the River Ranch landing. Have lunch, drinks or just enjoy the view. You can catch a free shuttle bus back to your car at anytime until 6 p.m. daily.

The River Ranch Lodge sits on the banks of the scenic Truckee River, a beautiful location for your Lake Tahoe stay, dinner or special event. This historic lodge features 19 handsome rooms, a dining room and bar cantilevered over the river, a second dining room with warm stone fireplace, and a spacious riverside patio. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or throwing a party for 150, the River Ranch is a wonderful place for your next Tahoe visit.

The River Ranch offers a warm, casual atmosphere, fine dining, welcoming lounge, and cozy, convenient accommodations... Perfect for any season.

In the winter the River Ranch welcomes skiers and boarders from nearby Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as well as many other ski resorts in the area. Stay close to the slopes, relax and enjoy a cocktail in our popular apr├ęs ski fireplace lounge, or experience our award winning restaurant, a year-round favorite of both visitors and local residents.

In warmer weather the patio becomes a lively hub of summer activities including barbecue lunch daily, weddings and an occasional high-spirited concert. Visitors arrive by river raft, car or from the bicycle/walking path running along the property. Once dinner begins, however, the spirit remains casual while the mood becomes more tranquil and the service more formal. Whether you sit inside or on the patio, the river setting is perfect for dinner on a summer evening

Even if you don't raft, the patio at the River Ranch is a fabulous place for a beer in the sun.
- the Irishlass

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you would add our site to your directory of links.
Title: La Jolla Hotels
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Chewie Chui said...

Another great California rafting company is W.E.T. River Trips founded in 1978 in Sacramento, California. http://www.raftwet.com
You will find tons of information on rafting and rivers throughout California and the western United States on their website. W.E.T. is the only whitewater rafting company based in California's state capitol in Sacramento.