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Tributary Whitewater Tours - South Fork American River Rafting

6400 Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651
+1 800-672-3846
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What a TREMEDOUSLY FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!! I can't say ENOUGH GREAT things about this White Water... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great afternoon on the river!

Went out yesterday with the wife, adult sons, and the oldest's GF. Plenty of water, amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randy B
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The South Fork American River is the most popular California whitewater rafting river in the West. It is exciting and lots of fun, with many memorable class 2-3+ rapids. The river flows for 21 miles through the green and gold foothills of California's Gold Rush Country and it has served as an introduction to California rafting for countless beginners. The South Fork American River is suitable for nearly everyone, including families (kids from 8 yrs), corporate and youth groups. We offer ½ day, 1 day, and 2 day trips, all meeting at our camp in the Coloma/Lotus area and will start with an orientation & safety talk. Life jackets will be fitted and paddling instruction is given. Each raft will be manned by a professional, skilled river guide. Located 1 hr east of Sacramento the South Fork American is ideal for a multi-day combo trip with the Middle Fork American, North Fork American, or North Fork Yuba Rivers.
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6400 Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651
+1 800-672-3846
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a TREMEDOUSLY FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!! I can't say ENOUGH GREAT things about this White Water Rafting Company! From reservations to picking up refreshments for the ride home- these guys were awesome. The "Reservation" gals were on the ball, quick to accommodate, clearly explained the entire...More

Thank Leslie2828
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out yesterday with the wife, adult sons, and the oldest's GF. Plenty of water, amazing weather and the best guide ever - Susi Q had us spinning around having fun in the slow stuff, having balance competitions standing on the rails in the flat...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing family day out and overnight stay with delicious food!! Thanks especially to our great river guide Jim! I highly recommend this adventure!

Thank SarahBlom
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Overall experience was awesome! They maintains a very good camp site! Very recommend camp one night before your rafting trip or even another night after. The view is beautiful. And they have very good facility too, restroom, shower, even chargers. They also provide camp equipment...More

Thank Lindsay D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was the most awesome rafting trip we have been on! Done a few trips with our kids before but this trip by far was the best!! The South Fork of the American River was running high & fast and our guide Jeremy from Tributary...More

Thank rrhew2000
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We spent Friday night and Saturday night in their camp site which was awesome! We did the afternoon half day category 2/3 trip. We were a group of 7, two families, and everything was perfect. I personally was scared of this trip because I didn't...More

Thank ChristineA444
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

What an adventure! So much fun!!! 13 mile river rapid experience. Our guide was so much FUN! Thx again for the good healthy lunch yum! And to our guide "puppy" Sean for the narration and safety in the raft!!!!

Thank apesjef
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was my first rafting experience. We did the American River South Fork 1/2 day trip. I was a little concerned initially as I do not know swimming, but eventually everything was very enjoyable. Want to give a special shout-out to our guide Ben -...More

Thank SouriDatta
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time. Ted was our guide. Very calm and experienced. The grade 2-3 Rapids were just right for our mixed age group (8-46) group. Plenty of excitement. The river was beautiful. The only downside was that there were quite a few companies doing...More

Thank oliverhalliwell
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was a great adventure my Wife & I had with our two grandchildren (8 & 11 years old). We did the full day tour leaving at 10:30 in the morning and returning about 4 pm. The morning was slower water that got us used...More

Thank abmo2014
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