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Address: 5461 Bassi Rd, Lotus, CA 95651-9706
Phone Number: +1 530-622-5110
00:01 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:01 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Inspired rafting adventures on the scenic American Rivers in Northern...

Inspired rafting adventures on the scenic American Rivers in Northern California. River Runners specializes in vacations on the South Fork of the American River. With River Runners you can unwind, unplug and have an unforgettable adventure.

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Great well-paced day on the river

Really can't say enough good things about John and his guiding. Yes, he was a skillful experienced (15 years on the river?) guide who got us safely down the river. But it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
Kevin T
San Francisco Area
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San Francisco Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Really can't say enough good things about John and his guiding. Yes, he was a skillful experienced (15 years on the river?) guide who got us safely down the river. But it was the whole experience that was magical/special. Other tours take (we heard) 4 hours to go the route we did -- John gave us a full 6 hours,... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A truly amazing outdoor experience! Our day with River Runners was more than a rafting trip, it was a connection with nature, the river and truly wonderful people; our guides John and Sarah. We paddled, swam, learned about river history, heard old family stories, picked amazing berries, laughed, leaped and made life long memories. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We ranged in age from 8 to 65 and had a great time. Most of us were first-timers and we had no trouble. Prepare to get soaked. John and his wife are very gracious and treat everyone like family. It's definitely a very laid-back atmosphere. One nice thing about this company is that they take their time going down the... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Just back from the most amazing weekend on the American River with River Runners. We were a group of 24 friends that went up for a 2-day river adventure and River Runners are by far the best. If you are looking for an experience beyond just zipping through the river, stopping and seeing where a beaver is building a dam,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I just came back from a wonderful day on the South Fork with River Runners. Daniel was our guide. Another mom and I each had our 2 kids, ranging in age from 9-14. If you want to go river rafting, avoid the weekend days as the number of rafts out on the river is very high , which makes the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My sister, niece, cousin, and I shared a raft in a convoy of 4. The experience, my first, was excellent! We were on the one-day class III trip. This company produces a safe, fun trip that is more than just navigating the rapids. They stop along the way at places to enjoy interesting and entertaining rock formations that add to... More 

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Shingle Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I have done multiple trips with River Runner's & each experience has been amazing. I've also done many trips with other companies but this is a family-owned business Sarah, Jon (ownrers & world class guides) take a Hands-On approach & try really hard to make sure every guest has a great time. South Fork (upper and lower) is awesome but... More 

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