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Tributary Whitewater Tours - South Fork American River Rafting
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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...more
6400 Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651
+1 800-672-3846
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We booked through Tributary (now teamed up with Mariah and one other to form Raft California) for the 1130-1630 south fork trip. We were looking for something exciting to do with our 7 and 10 year olds but didn’t want to risk a longer trip...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I booked with Tributary (aka Raft California) based on a recommendation from a friend who went with them two years ago. It was the best experience for my kids. They can't stop talking about the trip and keep asking when we are going back. The...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Rafting on the lower part of south fork with Tributary was a terrific experience. incredibly fun, just the right challenge level for beginner family, refreshing dips in the water, and just beautiful scenery everywhere. Suzy was our guide and she is simply the best!

Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We did the half-day trip on the south American River, and it was 4 hours of pure enjoyment, beauty, fun and even some terror. Some of the rapids are quite a rush, and our guide, Ian, was really good at his job. I hope to...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

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 August 15, 2017

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 August 13, 2017 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 July 3, 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 May 29, 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 August 21, 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

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