230172603_831026d310A trek out to Cache Creek for a private whitewater rafting or kayaking trip takes you along a fairly scenic section of Route 16, especially in the spring. But you will quickly realize that you better not have forgotten anything on the checklist when you were packing up your gear. If you happen to forget something, like your boat, you can forget the trip for the day. There are no places in the area the rent gear. You may be able to link up with a commercial trip in summer months. Here are a few online stores and gear shops along the way to Cache Creek:

Clavey River Equipment (800) 832-4226 409 Petaluma Blvd, South Petaluma, Ca 94953 New rafting and Kayaking gear. Camping equipment. rentals for rafts, kayaks and Ikes available. Demos and rent to own options.

California Kayak and Canoe New and used gear. Kayak and boat rental.
Oakland Store 409 Water St, Oakland, Ca 94607 (510) 893-7833
Sacramento Store 11349 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, Ca 95742 (916) 851-3600.

Gear Tip

You can rent most of the gear you’ll need for a Cache Creek rafting excursion, but a drybag is always nice to have if you want to keep food or clothing away from water. Watershed makes the best, completely watertight drybags on the market.

Online Retail Gear Shops Great named brand gear at affordable prices. Visit a retail store or shop online.

Altrec’s Outlet Warehouse: 30-60% Off : Huge discounts on named brand gear from Patagonia, The North Face, Marmot and more.