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Tributary Whitewater Day Tours - Middle Fork American River Rafting

13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3239
+1 800-672-3846
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Wonderful White Water Adventure

As a grandmother who loves kayaking on lakes, river rafting with my kids and younger siblings... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Ojai, California
Great Trip 10/10

We had a great 1 day tour. Massive Thanks to our guide Chris who went the extra mile with cliff... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Alexander S
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Rafting on the Middle Fork American River offers some of the most reliable Class 4 all season California whitewater rafting trips. It is a suitable raft trip for the active, fit and adventurous first-timer or a great choice for those seeking a step-up from the milder South Fork American River. It is set in a beautiful, rugged wilderness canyon in the Gold Country foothills. Though you can take a 1 day 17 mile trip, the 2-3 day Middle Fork American River rafting trips are some of our guides’ favorite summer rafting trips.
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13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3239
+1 800-672-3846
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

As a grandmother who loves kayaking on lakes, river rafting with my kids and younger siblings sounded fun but a little scary. Our day-long rafting trip with Tributary on the middle fork of the American River near Sacramento, CA was a wonderful experience. Our guides...More

Thank Duckiefeet
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had a great 1 day tour. Massive Thanks to our guide Chris who went the extra mile with cliff jumps etc etc. The perfect mix of professionalism, safety and humour.

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The raft trip down the Middle Fork of the America river was an experience that I will go back for again and again. The guide was knowledgeable, skilled, and fun. The company keeps safety in mind as you raft through raging and calm waters. Our...More

Thank PrairieGodmother
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 ranging from 13-44 years old had THE BEST EXPERIENCE with this group!! It's so well run from the pick-up, the instructors to the amazing lunch spread, and most of all for the PERFECT adventure!! We highly recommend this company...and never highly...More

Thank BrandeStJohn
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great rafting guide down the middle fork - full on, fun & adventurous class III/IV Rapids. Stayed at their camp ground near Auburn - as suggested when we booked - easy to find & nice camp ground with free hot shower facilities! Highly recommend for...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Overnight 2 day rafting down the middle fork of the American river. Tributary was great. Marge, Lee and Chris were terrific. Great guides. Great food. Dads with 6 teenage girls had a wonderful weekend. Some spills and thrills in the class 4's. And great camping...More

Thank schwerd
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My son and I rafted the Middle Fork of the American with Tributary. Our guide,Jess, was very professional and fun to have guiding or boat. I thought the boat handled better than some I've been in on other rivers, and Jess said that it was...More

Thank syzygymfl
Reviewed 23 June 2016

you will be exhausted afterward...but well worth it. You need to be in reasonable shape to do the day trip...but it was a great way to spend the day with family.

Thank Charlie H
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The seasons around the corner and you'll need to make your plans. This is the best rafting company around. They cater to the needs of the group. First time or repeat rafters will love them!

Thank escape787
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We did a I/2 day whitewater rafting trip in Aug with tributary, it was a fantastic experience, Joel, our guide helped us have a fun and safe experience. We were a family of five ranging in age from 60 to 16, our three kids, 16,...More

Thank joniKildare
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Karhleen H
When do the whitewater rafting tours begin?
11 April 2015|
Response from TributaryLLC | Property representative |
They do vary... South Fork American - available now! Sat-Mon than every day except tues, wed thru 9/7 Middle Fork American - starts 5/23 5-3 days/week - check back 4/16 for which days The Upper and Lower Klamath and... More
Karhleen H
When do you open?
11 April 2015|
Response from TributaryLLC | Property representative |
Hi Karhleen, Middle Fork American River trips will resume 5/23 for Memorial Day weekend - this is a dam release river so we will have great flows 3-5 days/week all summer long. The PCWA (who control the dam) will determine... More