White Water Rafting

September 10, 2023

South Fork of the American River [lower section], Coloma

BCNC invites you to an exciting White Water Rafting experience in the California Gold Country, east of Sacramento. If you have, or have not yet completed one of these rafting adventures, with the amount of water we have had this winter, this one is not to be miss!!!

Plan on lots of time for joviality with your friends/family, water fights, as well as swimming in the river. The rapids may be called "Troublemaker" and "Satan's Cesspool", but they are not too intimidating themselves, simply exciting enough to get your heart pumping. This is 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.

We will be using paddle rafts where each guest and the professional guide have a paddle and navigate the river, working as a coordinated team. We'll do down the river and get a bus ride back to the start for some story telling!!

So, join us for a fun trip in the Gold Country!

Cost for the white water rafting experience including lunch & drink: $173 per person. Click HERE to register.

We encourage you to sign up early. Indeed there is a high risk that the river will be fully booked quickly as this is prime season for rafting. So the earliest we can reserve boats, the better it is.

Additional Info

Location: Outdoors River Rafting, 1026 Lotus Road, Lotus, CA 95651. This is very close to the Marshall Gold Discovery Park in Coloma.

Schedule: We will meet at this location mid morning. The boats leave at 11 am so please be there a half hour early. If you're get there past 11 am, you may just be missing the boat(s)! Count at least on a 3-hour drive from San Francisco and the South Bay, a bit less from the East Bay.

Logistics: For add'l information regarding the rafting, the location and what to bring, click HERE.

What's Included in the cost:

  • Professional Guide, instruction, and equipment

  • Delicious fresh lunch

  • 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:

  • Swimsuit

  • Quick drying shorts to wear over swimsuit is recommended for more comfort

  • Athletic shoes that are lace-up, no slip-ons or thongs (no Teva type sandals)

  • 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:

You may want to drive up the day before and camp or stay in a hotel/motel closer to the meeting point. There's lots of stuff to do as we're right in the middle of the Marshall Gold Discovery Park. You can also drive through the Almador Wine Country and stay in Placerville the night before. Arrangements to be made once signed up and closer to the event.

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