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    Middle Fork American - W.E.T. River Trips

    Middle Fork American River Rafting Trips - Class 4+

    Middle Fork American is just three hours northeast of San Francisco, 1 hour from Sacramento or 1-1/2 hours from Lake Tahoe! Rafting in California on a one day trip that includes lunch or a two day trip with all meals plus wilderness camping. We meet just outside of Auburn, California at Raley's Grocery Store. The Middle Fork one day rafting trip is an enthusiasts dream! A wilderness canyon with Class 3 to 4+ rapids makes this experience a memorable whitewater rafting trip. Tunnel Chute rapid is like no other whitewater rapid in the world. Carved out by the argonauts, the river is forced through a 15-ft wide slide that ends through a tunnel! Appropriate for ages 12 years and older. Ideal for groups, families and special events. Call toll free 1.888.723.8938 for more info.

    You can either call us or go directly to our online store and purchase your river trip now. Click on the red helmet on the image below.

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  • Trip Descriptions and Packages

    One Day Rafting Trip with lunch - 19 mi

    One Day River Trip is 19 miles and includes a lunch on the river in the wilderness corridor. You are athletic and busy so you'll opt for this long one day trip! 8:00 meeting time and back to the cars around 4:00 pm. Tunnel Chute is the highlight of the day. Wait until you see Class 6 Rucka-Chucky Rapid, a beautiful jumble of rocks and whitewater that we, of course, portage! We recommend athletic paddlers for this popular one day rafting trip! See our online store for dates and special rates at raftwet-store.com.

    One Day Rafting with lunch, camping & dinner

    One Day River Trip is 19 miles and includes lunch, camping and a dinner. We shuttle you back to our base camp at Camp Lotus and join us for camping, hors d'ouevres and dinner. Camping here on the river includes shower facilities, bathrooms and vehicle access. See our menus for a preview of your lunch and dinner.

    Two Day Wilderness Rafting Trip - camping & meals

    Two Day Wilderness Trip includes camping on the river in a pristine wilderness canyon with 2 lunches, breakfast and dinner (tents are (tents are provided as a courtesy to our overnight guests). One of the most beautiful wilderness river corridors in California! An ideal package for the wilderness lover.

    We camp in the isolated wilderness of this steep canyon on pristine sandy beaches. The guides prepare hors d'ouevres and dinner while you lay back on the beach relaxing after the intense Tunnel Chute rapid, a class 4+ rapid of unusual origins. Call for information on this favorite two day river trip.

    Three Day Wilderness Rafting Trip - camping & meals

    Three Day Wilderness Trip includes camping on river corridor in a pristine wilderness canyon with 2 nights camping in the river corridor, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners (tents are provided as a courtesy to our overnight guests). Best of the best wilderness rafting trip in California! Recommended for the rafting and wilderness camping enthusiast!

    We recommend this package for the outdoor enthusiast. Pristine wilderness and quiet beauty is the highlight of this river trip. The package offers challenging rapids, wilderness scenery, fishing & hiking; all accessible to the first time rafter or camper. Call 888.723.8938 for more information on this favorite two day river trip. Highly recommended for Scouts, middle school trips & special event groups.

    Two Day Combination Rafting Trip - camping & meals

    Two Day Combo Package may include up to 40 miles during the spring and 30 miles during the summer months. Combine the Middle Fork American with the North Fork or South Fork American for double the fun! That's 2 rivers in 2 days!

    We advise strong athletic users. We base camp at Camp Lotus and we take care of the shuttling between rivers. In the early spring, you can do 3 rivers in 3 days (50 miles) for an ultimate combo package! Min age is 12 years old for Middle Fork/South Fork Combo; Min age is 16 years old for Middle Fork/North Fork Combo. Call 888.723.8938 for more information.

    One Day Baby River with lunch & snacks

    Baby River Trip is a 6 miles trip with lunch. This is an ideal family rafting trip for small children ages 2 to 5 years old. Isolated beauty in a rugged canyon offers gentle Class 1 to 2 rapids. This is not a whitewater trip but an acclimation for the younger members in your family to river running. Along with lunch, we provide kid snacks and games on the beach. Adults and older children can paddle inflatable kayaks or sit-on-tops to challenge themselves with paddling techniques.

    Calendar Dates show scheduled trips. Contact us for other dates 1.888.723.8938. If you have a group size of 12 or more, please call our office for additional dates and schedules. See current rafting discounts or check the college student discounts.

    Middle Fork American River Resources

  • Here are helpful pages for planning a rafting trip on the Middle Fork American River.
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  • Placer County Notice:

  • The Water flows in the Middle Fork American River result from releases from hydroelectric facilities located upstream. Such water releases are not subject to the control of Placer County or commercial rafting companies operating under permits."
  • W.E.T. River Trips operates under the following permits:
  • California State Parks
  • El Dorado County
  • El Dorado Co Environmental Health and Safety
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • US Forest Service and other governing agencies.
  • W.E.T. River Trips is a member of
  • America Outdoors
  • California Outdoors
  • Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce
  • El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of the River
  • and is a member of several river management advisory committees.
  • W.E.T. River Trips is an equal opportunity service provider.
  • For more information on Youth groups, Churches, Scouts, and high-risk Youth groups, please call our office at 1.888.RAFTWET or email us:.