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American River Recreation - Day Tours

6400 Hwy 49, Lotus, CA 95651
+1 800-333-7238
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Awesome Bachelor Party

ARR runs in partnership with AWE (American whitewater expeditions), I believe. 20+ of us (all in... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Oceanside, California
Excellent guide led us on a fun afternoon adventure

We booked an afternoon trip on the Gorge and it was worth every penny. * Price was better than... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Ted T
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High quality rafting trips on California's best rivers. Located in the heart of the Gold Country just minutes from Sacramento, San Francisco or Lake Tahoe. 1/4-day to 4-day trips, all includsive. From wild to mild, we have trips for all skill levels. With over 34 years experience our main goal is to provide you with a fun and safe river adventure you will always remember with a smile. Best value and pricing guaranteed. 1/2 priced family trips. Last minute resrevations welcomed. Check our web site for specials and other discounts or call one of our frendly adventure consultants.
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6400 Hwy 49, Lotus, CA 95651
6400 Hwy 49, Lotus, CA 95651
+1 800-333-7238
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

ARR runs in partnership with AWE (American whitewater expeditions), I believe. 20+ of us (all in mid 30s) ran a day trip down the middle fork of the American River. We were split onto 4 different rafts each with their own guide. The seasonal run-off...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We booked an afternoon trip on the Gorge and it was worth every penny. * Price was better than several other companies that I researched. * The booking was smooth - we got confirmation very quickly and detailed directions and instructions. * Location was easy...More

Thank Ted T
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A group of 7 of us just returned from our first 4 hour whitewater rafting trip down the American River with American River Recreation (run out of American River Resort). It was great! The 7 of us were in one boat; there were 5 boats...More

Thank Matt F
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My daughters girl scout troop choose ARR just by chance and BOY did we pick a winner! Our guide was Grace and she was awesome! She was super friendly! Very knowledgeable and was a great navigator! She had great stories to tell and pointed out...More

Thank ceskydup
Reviewed 3 August 2015

My husband and I with two kids ages 12 and 15 decided to go rafting with this company due to other positive reviews I read. It did not disappoint. We had a great day of fun on the beautiful river. We chose the half day...More

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We camped Saturday the 25th of July and rafted the Middle Fork Sunday. It was 7 guys plus myself. Everything was brilliant. The camping provided us with great dinner (appetizers, beer, wine, tri tip, fish, chicken, veges, dessert) and breakfast (muffins, toast, juice, coffee, eggs)...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 23 June 2014

In our group of 4 girls, two had never been rafting but by the end of the day, they were sure they wanted to do it again! We arrived a half hour earlier than our scheduled 8:30 start time for the 4-hour Chili Bar Run....More

Thank itchfoot
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We had a cousins reunion and decided to go white water rafting and we are so glad we did!! We had an amaing day on the river despite all the smoke from the forrest fire. Our guide Christian was very entertaining and a fun guy....More

Thank sobiedobie
Reviewed 18 August 2013

From Louisiana & didn't know who to choose but decided on American River Rec. We had only been white water rafting once before: Kananaskis River, Alberta, CA. Chose the Chili Bar Run on South American River. It was a morning run and as we drove...More

Thank BossierCityTravelers
Reviewed 5 August 2013

For this years summer camping vacation on the way to Yosemite, we stopped by Coloma and went with my family on the full day (Chili-bar/Gorge) South Fork trip July 22. It was nothing but spectacular!! I had rafted with ARR (south/middle fork) in the past...More

Thank Adam L
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