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The only American River rafting company combining rafting plus a zip line & ropes challenge course. With 46 years of experience & the best safety record in the industry, we've guided over 290,000 happy guests on the 3 forks of the wildly popular...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
6280 State Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651-9704
+1 530-626-4187
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time rafting with Mother Lode And camping that night at such an incredible price. Ben and his guides are all super nice, fun, and safe. Our teenage kids on their raft had a blast. On the next day we rafted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Even though summer gets hectic, we knew we needed to get up to Mother Lode for another rafting adventure. We love to stay in the tent cabins, raft the next day, have dinner at the property and then stay the night again. It's the perfect...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We had a wonderful time rafting the South Fork of the American River. Our group included a few first timers who were quite nervous before the trip, but our guide made everyone feel comfortable and confident. The company provided a deli lunch before the trip....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

It’s our honeymoon! Based on my 32 year olds recommendations we did the 1/2 day south fork trip. Perfect weather and a perfect day. Such great fun. Sean was our boat crew and was phenomenal!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stormcloud55
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We started with a nice deli lunch, then safety instructions, life vests and helmets. Then we were off. The trip we took started out mellow, perfect for first timers and with kids (11-14). We were able to jump in and cool off/swim at different points....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Hats off to this company and the river guide, Randy, for the fabulous time on the American River. Several Class II and Class III rapids for thrills and calm stretches for games and challenges. Well worth the time and $$.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Me, my daughter and my 17 year old grandson just did the Chili run and couldn't have found a better way to spend Labor Day than rafting the American River with Mother Lode. It was awesome! Erica was an excellent guide, kept us safe and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We went on a half-day rafting trip. It was ~11 miles . Level II and III rapids. The crew was really amazing. Our guide was Ryan, he did a amazing job guiding us. They also provide food(lunch). Tip: Look for deals on Groupon :)

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Akash P
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We did the Upper Section Chili-Bar tour and had Wes as our guide. It was our first time whitewater rafting. What a great day to enjoy this beautiful river with some fun and adventure mixed in. The whole experience was great, and we hope to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Scotty was our guide and he was awesome. He trusted his crew, so we were able to experience extra adventure with him. Cameron was well organized at the sight, and we were well informed as to what the check in process entailed. We were suited...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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November 5, 2016|
Response from patiD | Reviewed this property |
you may not be able to do so on the private campground (ask them in the office) but you can most likely do so on public lands (if the property is held as a mining claim, you probably cannot do so either) Along the river... More