Mariah Wilderness Expeditions, Lotus

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Bring your family, friends, or come solo for an outstanding experience whitewater rafting on the American River.

Mariah Wilderness Expeditions has been providing top-quality, outstanding, safe and loads-of-fun whitewater rafting on the American River since 1982.

Mariah’s guides come from all over the world; they are professional, mature, loads of fun, great storytellers, and above all, safety conscious. Many of them have worked for Mariah for over 25 years. Our equipment is state-of-the-art and our boats are self-bailing and hold 6-8 guests plus guide.

Camping is provided in Mariah’s beautiful and large private campground located on the banks of the American River. The Mariah campground is one of the largest on the river and provides space for large groups, families, couples, small groups, and solo rafters. Check out our special Tent-Cabins.

The American River is conveniently located near San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Coloma and the Gold Rush area, Napa, and Sacramento.

If you are looking for a whitewater rafting adventure on the South Fork American River, Middle Fork American, North Fork American River, we are the best company to travel with. Our Family Camping and Rafting Vacations, Group Rafting Trips and Adventures, Rafting and Wine Tasting, and trips for Solo rafters are the very best.
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  • I have taken two Boy Scout troop trips with Mariah, on the Middle and South Forks of the American River. First was in 2012 and second Labor Day 2015 (date field only let me go back to 2016). We have h...  more »
  • We had the rafting trip for the team as autumn crew of a winery. A day from morning to evening with lunch. Was just a great fun! Can I only each recommend!
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  • Beautiful views, incredible people. This should aboslutely be on everyone's bucket list, or every year calander!!
  • Great trip. Did two days with Will as our guide. He was fantastic. Once he knew we liked it, he always found the big water. Glad he was our guide!! Fun river.

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