Rivers Rubicon RunsCalifornia Salmon River
Fed by sparkling, crystal clear snow melt from the Marble Mountains in Klamath National Forest, the Salmon is unequaled in its beauty and whitewater excitement. The fast and furious river, dominated by Class IV and V rapids, passes some of the finest salmon and steelhead tributaries in the West. Two and three-day trips; only four put-in dates . (by permission of Klamath National Forest)
The Klamath River is a highly regulated river trip under the auspices of the US Dept of Agriculture & US Forest Service. Due to the annual Karuk Indian Ceremonies, some dates may not be available due to our respectful cooperation of the Karuk's ceremonies on this river.
Cache Creek winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Lake Berryessa in Lake and Yolo counties, about two hours from San Francisco, and is considerably easier to get to than popular spots on the American, Klamath or Merced rivers. It's been a rafting destination for decades, attracting first- timers and experienced boaters with its scenery, warm water, easy access, reliable flows and range of rides, from lulling, placid stretches to two Class III rapids. This is an excellent beginner run.
Rubicon Adventures is the only company offering guided whitewater trips on Cache Creek.
The area has something for everyone. This trip can be combined with a restful overnight stay at Harbin Hot Springs or visit the gaming resort of Cache Creek Casino
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South Fork American River
In the heart of the Gold Country near historic Coloma, the American River features two fine class III paddle runs. The Chili Bar (Nugget) to Lotus starts off with the formidable "Meatgrinder" and ends with the infamous "Troublemaker". The Gorge is a scenic run ending with over three miles of nearly continuous whitewater. We have an overnight campsite on the river at Camp Lotus (by permission of El Dorado County).
All Government fees are included in prices. The Land Use Fee goes to the following agencies: California State Parks, El Dorado County, Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service.
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Additional Information and Directions
SOUTH FORK AMERICAN RIVER DIRECTIONS
CAMP LOTUS: Take 50 to Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springs (exit 37) off ramp (approximately 8 miles west of Placerville). Turn left, go across freeway and turn right, follow the freeway approximately 1/4 mile and veer north. After approximately 4 miles, keep to the left at the Y. After another 6 miles, look for Bassi Rd. on the left. Trade marks are a big red school house on the left and a fish eye mirror on the right and first stop sign past the Y. If you drive by the River Store, you went to far. Camp Lotus is one mile down Bassi road on the right. If you camp at Lotus Friday night and are going to Nugget put-in--Go out to Lotus rd. turn left. Approximately 2 miles to 49 and turn right. Drive through Coloma to 193 (approx 8 miles) left approx. 3 miles to river rt. turn 1/4 mile to Nugget. Camp Lotus Website
NOTICE: The South Fork American River in its natural state would not normally have sufficient flows during the summer season to support rafting or other floating activities as it is known today. Adequate flows for rafting result from releases from hydroelectric facilities located at Chili Bar and above. Such releases are made when necessary for power generation and are not the subject to the control of the County of El Dorado, or commercial rafting companies operating under permits from the County of El Dorado.
Rubicon specializes in river trips to meet your groups needs. Some options include: wine tasting/gourmet trips, family trips where kids go 1/2 price, corporate and business groups where we work on "team building" skills and theme trips.
GRATUITIES: Rubicon guides are well compensated and do not expect tips. However, it is customary in this industry to give gratuities, especially if you feel your guide has contributed substantially towards making your trip exceptional. DON'T FORGET SUN BLOCK!
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Bill and Stephanie Mashek
9743 Highway 116
Forestville Ca, 95436