Rafters can admire the views around them and have loads of fun while challenged by class 2–4 rapids of the South and Middle Fork
About This Deal
- Departure location: 7421 Hwy 49, Lotus, CA
- Departure time: chosen at booking
- South Fork trip: for participants 7 and older; class 2 and 3 rapids
- Middle Fork trip: for participants 14 and older; class 3 and 4 rapids; recommended for intermediate and experienced rafters
- Full-day trip lasts 6 hours; The Gorge trip lasts 2 hours; The Chili Bar trip lasts 4 hours
- Notable points of The Gorge trip: the canyon, Fowlers Rock, Satan’s Cesspool, Bouncing Rock, Hospital Bar, and more.
- Notable points of The Chili Bar trip: rapids Meatgrinder, Maya, 1st Threat, and Trouble Maker; Coloma’s Gold History park.
- The Chili Bar trip includes hot BBQ lunch: burgers, chips, and more.
- 21-mile South Fork trip includes both the Chili Bar and the Gorge sections combined in one day. Also includes hot BBQ lunch half-way down the rivers.
- Notable points of Middle Fork trip: Tahoe National Forest, The Tunnel Chute.
About White Water Connection
No two rivers are exactly the same—and even the same river can vary from year to year due to flooding, downed trees, and weather patterns that lead to changes in the water level. What could one year be classified as Class II rapids—with a wide, clear channel and easily avoidable rocks—could next be a Class III, with irregular waves, a swift current, and tight passages that require complex maneuvering. Thankfully, there's White Water Connections.
The rafting company provides rafting trips through some of California's most pristine and envigorating rapids. The same trip can have rapids of different intensity, too, which leads to thrilling, varied rafting experiences. Just around the bend, the smooth, effortless flow of a Class I stretch can transform into a Class IV rapid, complete with large drops and stretches of continuous whitewater fit only for advanced paddlers. The experienced team of guides and instructors are on hand to help guests navigate the ever-changing rapids.