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Are you ready for a wet and wild adventure your family won’t forget? Then try river rafting with kids on the American River! American River rafting with kids is a great, outdoorsy experience and the South Fork of this Northern California river is the perfect place to do it!
Her arms shove a paddle down into the whitewater as a wave crashes, filling the raft with a rush of water. She bounces a bit, but believes her new found paddling skills, along with sheer teeth-clenching determination, are keeping your entire family inside that boat. You paddle alongside her, soggy yet confident in your guide’s expert skills.
当然，也有你 - 的一部分你内心的恐慌父– which looks ahead to the next set of rapids and begins to worry, but you shake it off when a group of blind children in the raft in front of you splash through the rapids without issue. Worry is replaced by exhilaration, scream-inducing fun, and overwhelming pride as your daughter gives you a look that clearly says, “I’ve got this.”
这也难怪美国河的南叉is one of our nation’s most popular rafting destinations. The river, located in Northern California’s Gold Country, has a guaranteed water flow from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is within a day’s drive of around 40 million people.
Location and popularity also result in this being one of the least expensive river rafting trips around, ideal for families who want to experience white water on a limited budget. Rest assured, though bustling Sacramento is just an hour away, the atmosphere on the water is most definitely wild and rural. This is the river where California’s gold rush began and while the crowds of the 1850s are long gone, the hunger for adventure still lingers.
Why Go River Rafting With O.A.R.S.?
One and two-day trips are available on the Class III South Fork, making it the perfect introduction to whitewater. Expect to work up an appetite out on the river; O.A.R.S. guides always put together a great riverside lunch spread. As a matter of fact, there isn’t much these guides can’t do.
我的孩子绝对崇拜吉姆，我们的导游，谁保持他们的安全并宴请和整个行程。Whether he was pointing out historic mining equipment partially submerged by the side of the river, spying a hawk’s roost, cracking jokes, preparing us a delicious barbecue dinner, or using his eagle eye to read the river, Jim always seemed to be thrilled about sharing the experience with us as we were with him.
露营是典型的漂流经验的一部分和O.A.R.S.是沿着美国的银行自己的营地唯一的运营商. The nice thing about camping with O.A.R.S. is that you don’t even need to bring along your own tent, sleeping bag, or sleeping pads- they have them for rent at a very reasonable rate.
随着漂流季节在即，我发现自己随身携带我的O.A.R.S.副本探险杂志，试图决定我的家人接下来会木筏。一个家庭友好3天浮于北加州克拉马斯河is definitely one of the trips calling my name.
Rafting as a family creates the sort of memories that you sit around on holidays fondly reminiscing about. O.A.R.S. commitment to safety and family-friendly adventure ensures that these memories will all be positive ones.
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Disclosure: My family enjoyed a complimentary river rafting and camping experience with O.A.R.S. for the purposes of this unbiased story. We truly appreciated all the river hospitality but amazing fun we had is all that influenced this story.