California Whitewater River Rafting Trip Info

What to Bring For Your River Rafting Trip

Below are lists of the items necessary for your river adventure. All Items marked (For Sale) are available for purchase upon your arrival. See Rentals and Accessories for details. All Items marked (For Rent) are available for rental. Advanced reservations are advised. See Rentals for details.

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One Day Rafting Trips

• Swim suit or shorts
• T-shirt (For Sale)
• Tennis shoes for on the river. No thongs or loose fitting slip-on shoes are allowed. We do not recommend strap-on sandals or soft-soled neoprene "water socks", although we do not forbid them


• Cap or visor (For Sale)
• Sun Glasses (For Sale)
• Strap for glasses or sun glasses (For Sale)
• Sun screen (For Sale)
• Change of clothes/dry shoes for the drive home
• Plastic trash bag for wet river clothes

NOTE: For river attire always avoid heavy cottons (i.e. sweatshirts, jeans, etc.)



• Tent (For Rent) usually a safe precaution against rain during spring and fall, or for added privacy during any summer trip.
• Warm hat, gloves
• Fishing gear (valid CA fishing license required)


• Camera
(For Sale waterproof/disposable/single use)

• Spare glasses or contacts - just In case
• Musical Instrument - no radios or taped music please

Special Notes

All eating utensils are provided by Whitewater Connection.

We recommend cool weather clothing (as a precaution) for the months of April and May on the South and Middle Forks of the American River and for all trips on the California Salmon, North Fork of the American, and Kaweah Rivers.

If you're concerned about the weather during your trip, call 1-900-WEATHER (1-900-932-8437) for a recorded forecast (Call up to 5 days before your scheduled trip date). When asked for city location refer to guide below.

American Rivers 916-Sacramento
Klamath 503-Medford
Stanislaus 209-Stockton
Kaweah 209-Fresno


TIP: If you are arriving at our camp at night pack your flashlight so it is handy to get at.

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