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River Runners

Lotus, CA, USA
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About River Runners
Inspired rafting adventures on the scenic American Rivers in Northern California. River Runners specializes in vacations on the South Fork of the American River. With River Runners you can unwind, unplug and have an unforgettable adventure.
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Lenatheviper wrote a review Aug 2020
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Highly recommended. Loved the down to earth and family feel of RR. Chris our guide made it 5 stars. He was fun, educational and made it more than a transportation down the river, he made it an experience. Lots of laughts, sun and cold water. Thank you!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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dcaracciolo wrote a review Aug 2020
Westlake Village, California25 contributions7 helpful votes
Look no further if you want to make family memories for years to come. Fun filled weekend. Great food, staff and clean accommodations! Remy was our tour guide, he was amazing!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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avi wrote a review Jun 2020
19 Parts"Yezda, Russia2 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking for the gold nugget in whitewater rafting companies look no further than River Runners. The operation is 1st class from the friendly, knowledgeable, and professional guides, to the beautiful and tranquil Camp Lotus on which River Runners is situated. The guides have decades of experience amongst themselves and are true stewards of the American River. Their knowledge and passion of the river and its surrounding history permeates the rafting experience and you will be left with an excitement of your own after rafting with River Runners.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Rick B wrote a review Sep 2018
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B.S.A.Troop 186 Newark can't say enough about our experience with John, Sarah,Andrew. Joe and Aria. Spelling questionable? We didn't know what to expect having just picked them off of the web. We had a blast.The rafting swimming and jumping off high rocks made for a great time. The professionalism and care taken to make certain safety was first but excitement intense. The conversation with Aria my guid was open and real. We wish her the best in her next adventure on the Colorado. The Scouts all had a fantastic learning experience in true Scouting form Fun with a purpose. Once again we loved it. Thanks RiverRunners staff,crew and owners. Rick Bensco Scoutmaster Troop 186 Newark
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Thorns R wrote a review Aug 2018
California44 contributions16 helpful votes
Been rafting with River Runners for a few summers and they never disappoint! All the guides are safe, strong, good-natured, and very experienced. If you have never been rafting before, this is your best bet for a safe experience where you will actually learn how to get down the river safely. Joe T. has been our guide for years and he is exceptional. Like I said all guides are outstanding, I've just always ended up in his group. You'll get to pull over in the raft and do a little diving off a cliff if you so choose. You'll experience the most beautiful scenery, with waterfalls, natural rock formations, and you'll even see some condors! The camp itself is really great. Pitch a tent, play some cornhole, sit by the fire, skip rocks in the river, and eat yummy food prepared by your guides! Yes, they are good cooks. Camp has showers, toilets, etc. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for walking through the campground at night.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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