California Rafting Rivers

Northern California is full of whitewater rafting rivers. Most groups concentrate their time on the forks of the American River, but there are many other quality runs in the state. Below is a list of the most commonly run rivers and links to information about them.

Coast Ranges

Sierra Nevada

Southern Oregon

Disclaimer: River descriptions and classifications may change due to natural events that may create new hazards or flows. C-W-R advises that any paddler that uses this site be additionally informed by seeking out local news and updates for changes on this river.

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