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Beyond Limits Adventures

Lotus, CA, USA
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About Beyond Limits Adventures
The beautiful American River is the site of California's 1849 Gold rush and now is the most popular whitewater rafting river in the Western US... let us show you why! One of the few rivers in California to have adequate water flows year round for rafting, The South Fork of the American River is a wonderfully fun guided rafting adventure for first timers, families and groups. The class 3 rapids are perfect for all types of participants, lots of action but not too intense for novices. Half, one and two day trips are available.
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Paddle six miles of churning rapids on the South Fork of the American River with a half-day whitewater rafting experience from Lotus, California. Learn river safety and boat handling as you navigate the current with a professional guide, then launch into the famed rapids of the Lower Gorge. Swirl through the big, continuous waves of Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar, then finish your day at Folsom Lake, where the South Fork’s whitewater give way to a scenic reservoir.
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Alida M wrote a review Aug 2020
Montclair, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
My family and I had a great first time experience whitewater rafting and camping. Beyond Limits Adventures exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to go back. Mike returned my many calls in a timely manner and patiently answered all my questions. I was really concerned because of the fires and I wanted to cancel our trip but Mike reassured us that the air quality was good so we proceeded with our trip. From the moment we got there the staff was very welcoming and helpful. We were introduced to our guide Oscar the day we arrived. Oscar made our first time rafting experience safe and memorable. He was extremely knowledgeable of the river and gave us precise instructions to keep us safe. I was so scared and nervous, but as long as you follow your guides instructions you will be OK! we did the lower portion of the river on the first day and on second day we did the upper portion. I was in awe of all the beauty that surrounded us and we learned many interesting facts of the river. Oscar truly enjoys his profession and we were very fortunate to have him guide our trip. My only regret of the trip is that I didn't book a tubing trip after we were done rafting on the second day. We camped at the facility for 3 nights and we had a very pleasant experience. the restrooms and showers were very clean and it wasn't crowded at all. All the camping sites are very well spread out and you get cellphone reception. Thank you Beyond Limits Adventures for a wonderful camping and first time rafting experience we can't wait to go back! Kind Regard, Alida Magallon A.K.A Smokey!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ally G wrote a review Aug 2019
Auburn, California694 contributions243 helpful votes
We had a great day on the 1/2 day trip down the lower section of the American River. Our family of 3 were the only guests this afternoon but they agreed to take us. Oscar was our awesome guide. He is chill, safe, professional, humorous and fun. We had a great time the entire way - he gave us excellent instructions and info about the area ( we are pretty local so we did not need too much of this)- he was great with our teenage daughter making it enjoyable for her too. They told us the business is closing - the owner is retiring after 40 years. It’s too bad as this is a wonderful family run rafting company. If you have a chance - book now before the end of September - you won’t regret it!
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Response from MikeD209, Owner at Beyond Limits Adventures
Responded Jun 8, 2020
Glad to hear that you had fun. We are open for the 2020 season starting June 1 ! Oscar and all the same ownership is in place for this year so hopefully you will come back and enjoy the river with us again in 2020!
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jgonzo2018 wrote a review Aug 2018
Citrus Heights, California1 contribution
Decided to book a whitewater rafting trip for my adult children and I. None of us had ever been whitewater rafting before. Upon the recommendation of my brother, I contacted Beyond Limits. If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, I highly recommend that you do the same. Everyone we interacted with at Beyond Limits was courteous, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic from questions regarding booking, to tips before boarding the raft, to guiding us safely down the river, to preparing us an awesome lunch, to sharing the awesome high quality pics and videos from our trip, and getting us back to our vehicle. Our guide was Nella...she was so friendly and personable. She kept us smiling and laughing the entire trip. Can't wait to go again.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from MikeD209, Owner at Beyond Limits Adventures
Responded Aug 20, 2018
Thank you for the awesome trip review! We are glad that your group rafted with us, and we look forward to your next trip!
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Chace123 wrote a review Aug 2018
Huntersville, North Carolina, United States8 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a great time on this trip. Alex our guide was great. It was the first time for our kids and he made them feel comfortable. Can’t wait to go again
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from MikeD209, Owner at Beyond Limits Adventures
Responded Aug 20, 2018
Thank you for rafting with us! What a perfect way to spend some family time on the water.
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Kristin K wrote a review Aug 2018
Elk Grove, California3 contributions5 helpful votes
This is our second year in a row doing the lower run on the American River and it was great. Our guide was awesome and we had so much fun. I have seen the other vendor groups going down the river and their boats always look way over crowded and like the participants are having less fun. :) We plan to do this again next year and would definitely recommend to everyone who wants to have a blast rafting!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from MikeD209, Owner at Beyond Limits Adventures
Responded Aug 20, 2018
Thank you for your awesome trip review! We like to have fun on the water!
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