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OARS Whitewater Adventures on the American

There are only a few rivers in California that will be whitewater ready throughout the summer. Rafting season is a go on the American River, and O.A.R.S. is the leader when it comes to fun, professionalism, and affordability—not to mention being #1 rated on TripAdvisor. Choose between the South Fork or Middle Fork, then prepare to get wet.

Beginners and intermediates who want splashy fun should go for a half or full day on the South Fork of the American River; as one of the most popular rivers in North America, this classic paddle in the Sierra Nevada foothills is scenic and relaxing, with rapids like Satan's Cesspool to keep things interesting. Looking for a more remote adventure, with bigger rapids to boot? Go for the Class IV Middle Fork of the American River. This trip is a rite of passage for adventurers who want to conquer the infamous Tunnel Chute rapid, a 15-foot-wide slide that shoots you through a rock tunnel—wooohooo! Water you waiting for?

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BONUS: Whether you're doing a half-day, full-day, or multi-day rafting trip, you can camp for free at the River Park Adventure Campground.

Trips start at $109/person. If you book two people on a 1-day rafting trip on the South or Middle Fork of the American River with O.A.R.S. you'll receive a complimentary 1-night stay in a pre-set “safari style” platform tent—a $100 value! Must reserve by Friday, May 8. 

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