California Whitewater

There’s no denying that California whitewater rocks. Lazy days floating in tubes? Check. Class III whitewater for kids? Yep. Multi-day and scenic adventures? Done and done. Oh-and some of the most challenging Class V madness in the country, too.


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California Whitewater

Types of River Trips:

Browse rivers by type of trip–from kid and cooler-friendly floats, to high octane hydraulics.


California Rivers Chart:

Size up California rivers–compare rapids, season, and location to help choose your next run.


Rafting and Kayaking Gear:

Learn the essentials of whitewater gear–from paddles to PFD’s and everything in between.

California Salmon River Klamath River Smith River North Fork Yuba River North Fork American Middle Fork American South Fork American Lower American Russian River Cache Creek North Fork Stanislaus Cherry Creek Tuolumne River Merced River Kings River Kaweah River Kern River

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