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O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting

7330 River Park Dr., Lotus, CA 95651
+1 530-626-5600
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North Fork American River with Shane

Up and out on an incredible stretch of the river, catching the tail end of a high water season... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sherwood5858
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Palo Alto, California
Great Whitewater Company

Recently did the North Fork and the Gorge with OARS. My original trip was cancelled, and OARS was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matt G
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American River whitewater rafting for over forty years. Based out of Lotus on the South Fork of the American River, O.A.R.S. offers American River white water rafting near Sacramento & Lake Tahoe. Trip options include half day and one day rafting adventures from easy to extreme on the South Fork American, Middle Fork American and the North Fork of the American River in northern California.Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as "The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth," O.A.R.S. sets the standard in first-class rafting, sea kayaking and multi-sport adventures throughout North America. O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with experienced, professional guides and top notch equipment. Ideal for family adventure vacations and quick weekend escapes.
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“North Fork American River with Shane”
2 days ago
“Great Whitewater Company”
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7330 River Park Dr., Lotus, CA 95651
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Reviewed yesterday

Up and out on an incredible stretch of the river, catching the tail end of a high water season. The trip was great - well-organized; and our guide Shane was knowledgeable and fun to spend a day with. Can't wait to go back and do...More

Thank sherwood5858
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recently did the North Fork and the Gorge with OARS. My original trip was cancelled, and OARS was very professional in handling rescheduling and crediting me back some $$. Guides were all super competent and knowledgeable. Will definitely go with OARS again.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Second time rafting - first time in 10 years. The three in our family shared the boat with three new friends (four including our guide - Dakota). Dakota did a fabulous job getting everyone to work together as a team - while having a great...More

Thank wjvinn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time on the American River -only second time rafting- and I had an amazing time on North Fork!!! I was a little nervous after hearing the ever-so-detailed safety talk on what to do if you need to be rescued, but we...More

Thank Francesca E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last weekend a large group of us took part in a day trip doing the South Fork. We had Jeff as our guide. Jeff was extremely insightful in sharing all of the history of the preservation and conservation work OARS has done. This is definitely...More

Thank lopezdillon217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great adventure for my husband and I and our daughter and son in law. They had never been rafting before so the 3 hour South Fork trip was great. It took a while to get the hang of working together but the...More

Thank 51mimimo
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the five-rating! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your American River rafting trip and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just completed a two day rafting trip with OARS over Memorial Day weekend. Our family of 5 - two adults, two 17 year old girls and a 13 year-old boy did the trip on the south fork of the American River. We had a...More

Thank kristin s
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing O.A.R.S. for your family's Memorial Weekend rafting adventure, Kristin! Happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with us and hope to see you on the river again this summer!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a group of our 6 to 8 students and parents for a two-day rafting experience. It was phenomenal. The guides were fun and full of information not to mention outstanding at their craft. The campground was clean with easy access to all the necessary...More

Thank StephenWS
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Outstanding and phenomenal, wow! Thanks so much Stephen! We're glad you all enjoyed your American River rafting adventure!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family is made up of three teenage boys and then one little girl. Tough group to vacation with other than going to a beach. However we found a winner with OARS! We wanted something different and memorable and FUN! Oars made this happen beyond...More

Thank iluvsummerx4
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the five-rating review and for choosing an American River rafting adventure with O.A.R.S. for your family vacation! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed 20 October 2016

We booked the last weekend of the season and it was AWESOME! I was worried about it being cold, but OARS provided us with splash jackets and optional wetsuits, and we were perfectly comfortable. They even upgraded us to the platform tents, since we were...More

Thank Julie G
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Hi Julie, Thanks for rafting with O.A.R.S. and for reviewing your adventure on TripAdvisor. We're glad you enjoyed your trip!

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