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Experience the thrill of navigating whitewater rapids and the pleasure of camping in a beautiful river canyon with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC).
American River – South Fork
Raft one of California’s most celebrated whitewater runs! The South Fork of the American River is lively, playful, and offers both calm water and thrilling rapids. In the heart of Gold Rush Country, the river winds through rolling hills and breathtaking gorges. Class II and III rapids make the South Fork perfect for both beginners and seasoned whitewater veterans. ETC’s accessible, ecologically designed river camp is the perfect setting for exciting one-day or multi-day whitewater adventures.
2013 Dates for individuals or groups of less than 10 people to join us on a one or two-day rafting trip are: July 13-14, August 3-4, August 17-18, and August 31-September 1.
Groups of 10 or more people may book private raft trips on the date(s) of their choice.
Please contact Davido at 415-474-7662 x 15 or email him for more information on how to book your ETC rafting adventure.
For the more adventurous, ETC offers extended expeditions on the Klamath River under a permit issued by the Klamath National Forest. We can also design expedition trips to the Yampa, Rogue, Colorado, and other rivers—each chosen for spectacular scenery and excitement.
Grand Canyon (2014 dates TBA)
From Marble Canyon to Lava Falls Rapid and the Anasazi Ruins, this is the ultimate river trip. Be prepared for awe-inspiring geological formations, crystalline creeks, and waterfalls. Treat yourself to the ultimate vacation through one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, where time stands still.
Yuba River Salmon Tours
The South Yuba River hosts one of the last remaining wild salmon runs in California. ETC has partnered with the South Yuba River Citizens' League (SYRCL) in offering float trips on the Yuba to witness the endangered Chinook salmon return to their ancestral spawning grounds. Each trip is led by professionally trained raft guides and naturalists who will share the unique aquatic ecology and river history of this seasonal event.
Call or email for more information about our whitewater rafting program and how we can tailor trips to meet your organization’s specific interests and needs.