River Rafting on the South Fork of the American River

Rafting of a Class III river in the beautiful Gold Discovery Country, east of Sacramento


And back by popular demand, we’ll have our river rafting trip again!


White Water Rafting, Sunday, September 12
South Fork of the American River

The South Fork of the American River runs through the beautiful Gold Discovery Country, east of Sacramento. Though the rapids have overwhelming names like "Troublemaker" and "Satan's Cesspool", they are not too intimidating themselves. Exciting enough to get your heart pumping, they are still reasonable enough for kids as young as eight years old to enjoy. Most consist of large waves or swift bends in the river. And all of them are followed by calm pools, which makes it easy to regroup and get prepared for the next thrill ride.

The South Fork allows lots of time for joviality with your friends and family. Water fights are legendary on the South Fork. And if it's always been your dream to swim in a river, you'll have time for that too.

We will be using paddle rafts (as in the picture) where each guest and the professional guide have a paddle and navigate the river, working as a coordinated team.

Cost:  $120 per person for BCNC members. Lunch and drinks are included. Note that we did reserve 2 boats (16 people) 1-1/2 years ago at a discounted price, but had to cancel last year due to Covid-19. Luckily the organization honored our tickets! FYI: Current price is $177/person. BCNC Membership has its advantages.


Registration and Payment online only. Please go to our website www.bcnc.com and select the  River Rafting event. You can pay by Paypal or credit card. Please allow for a couple of days for us to let you know if there is still space available. If we’re full and you have paid already, you will be refunded.


Deadline to register: you can register until the week before the event but there is a high risk that our 16 places will fill up fast. Once we’re full, we might not be able to make more reservations as the river is usually fully booked as this is prime season for rafting. So, we encourage you to sign up early. And if we do succeed in adding reservations, it will be at the higher price.


Where: All Outdoors River Rafting

1026 Lotus Road, Lotus, CA 95651

This is very close to the Marshall Gold Discovery Park in Coloma.

Traveling east from the Bay Area and from Sacramento on Hwy 50: 

Take the North Shingle Rd/Mother Lode Dr. Exit # 37 (also called Ponderosa Rd), just after Cameron Park. Turn left over the freeway and take the first right onto North Shingle Rd (after 4.5 miles it becomes Lotus Rd). Travel 10.5 miles until you get to the first stop sign at Bassi Rd.

To get to the All-Outdoors River Center continue straight on Lotus Rd. after the stop sign at Bassi Rd.  The entrance to our River Center is the second driveway on the left after the River Store.  The entrance is marked by a wooden sign and a metal sculpture of a school of fish. Park in the parking area and sign in at the All-Outdoors check-in area under the large oak tree.

We meet at this location at 11:15 am. Please be on time! Count on a 3 hour drive from San Francisco and the South Bay, a bit less from the East Bay.


Logistics: for more information regarding the rafting, the location and what to bring, go to http://aorafting.com/river/south-fork-american/trip-details.htm


What's Included

  1. Professional Guide, instruction, and equipment
  2. Delicious fresh lunch
  3. River shuttle by bus to and from the meeting place

What to Bring

  • Personal Medicine
  • Change of clothing for ride home
  • Waterproof sunblock, sunglasses with strap, hat, visor (optional)

What to Wear

  1. Swimsuit, quick drying shorts to wear over swimsuit is recommended for more comfort 
  2. Athletic shoes that are lace-up, no slip-ons or thongs (no Teva type sandals)
  3. Long-sleeve shirt and pants for added sun protection and/or extra layering (optional)

While on the river, you need little other than your river attire. There is limited space available in a water-resistant bag for additional items, such as rain gear or medication, that you might need during the day (no towels, please). This bag is usually available only during the lunch stop and at camp.


Optional Camping/Lodging

For those people that want it, you can drive up the day before and camp or stay in a hotel close to the meeting point. There’s lots of stuff to do as we’re right in the middle of the Marshall Gold Discovery Park and the nice little town of Placerville is only 20 minutes away.


For more information, please contact Dirk at dirk@bcnc.com


September 12th, 2021 11:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
Coloma, Marshall Gold Discovery Park
1026 Lotus Road
Lotus, CA 95651
United States

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Number of participants $ 120.00
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Date September 12, 2021

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