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Tributary Whitewater Day Tours - Middle Fork American River Rafting

13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3239
+1 800-672-3846
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We had a group of 8 friends so we took two rafts down the river. The company was great to work... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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I wrote a bad review and it was not printed. I am curious about this. We were yelled at by our... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
David P
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Rafting on the Middle Fork American River offers some of the most reliable Class 4 all season California whitewater rafting trips. It is a suitable raft trip for the active, fit and adventurous first-timer or a great choice for those seeking a step-up from the milder South Fork American River. It is set in a beautiful, rugged wilderness canyon in the Gold Country foothills. Though you can take a 1 day 17 mile trip, the 2-3 day Middle Fork American River rafting trips are some of our guides’ favorite summer rafting trips.
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13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3239
+1 800-672-3846
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A TripAdvisor Member
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 8 friends so we took two rafts down the river. The company was great to work with. Both Harvey and Brian (guides) were knowledgeable and fun. They provided us with a wonderful lunch and cold beverages at the end of...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I wrote a bad review and it was not printed. I am curious about this. We were yelled at by our guide and mangager did not return call as promised

Thank David P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My family did the one day middle fork on the American River with American Whitewater Expeditions. What an incredible experience! It's something we'll be talking about for a long time! Antonio was an excellent guide too!

Thank Michele J
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed an outstanding 1/2 day trip down the Lower Middle Fork American River. Our guide, Josh, was amazing. He kept the five of us including my 9 year old and 4 year old thoroughly engaged and entertained. The other tow guides,...More

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Had the best time! Our "Hippie" guide was awesome! Great rapids, yummy lunch, funny jokes, good team in our raft. = perfect trip. Thank you! We will be back next season.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic family day out on the grade 3-4 middle fork; great guiding with Travis, great food, good fun and even a refreshing dunking in the river! These guys are great - very relaxed but professional, SAFE, and a really, really enjoyable day out

Thank mike v
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My husband and I did the 3-day package with Tributary Whitewater Tours (2 days on The South Fork, 1 day on the Middle Fork). Each day the intensity of rapids went up (2/3 - 3/4 - 4+). Our tour guide for day 1 was Britnney...More

Thank Johna B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We loved this rafting on the American River. Rafts were not overloaded with people. Our guide Travis was professional and personable. He got us down some hairy rapids expertly but prepared us ahead of time for managing the river as a swimmer if tossed which...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It's always better to remain in the raft when spinning down Class IV rapids. If you happen to get thrown out (twice in a day for me), no better ride or guide than Tributary Whitewater. KEVIN was our guide for the day long trip and...More

Thank PrairieGodmother
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We enjoyed an exhilarating day of rafting with Tributary. I would definitely recommend Tributary. Our guides were very safety conscious, and knew their stuff. The rapids were intense! The day was long and somewhat strenuous - not for the faint of heart and/or body.There was...More

Thank Stepsyl14
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Karhleen H
11 April 2015|
Response from TributaryLLC | Property representative |
They do vary... South Fork American - available now! Sat-Mon than every day except tues, wed thru 9/7 Middle Fork American - starts 5/23 5-3 days/week - check back 4/16 for which days The Upper and Lower Klamath and... More
Karhleen H
11 April 2015|
Response from TributaryLLC | Property representative |
Hi Karhleen, Middle Fork American River trips will resume 5/23 for Memorial Day weekend - this is a dam release river so we will have great flows 3-5 days/week all summer long. The PCWA (who control the dam) will determine... More