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O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting

7330 River Park Dr., Lotus, CA 95651
+1 530-626-5600
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Craig & Shane are awesome! Great trip. Lifetime memories.

We booked the last weekend of the season and it was AWESOME! I was worried about it being cold, but... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Julie G
Awesome time on the Middle Fork

I had an amazing day rafting on the Middle Fork of the American River. My guide was Gavin, and he... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
lfilarsky
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Winters, California
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20 Oct 2016
“Craig & Shane are awesome! Great trip. Lifetime memories.”
2 Oct 2016
“Awesome time on the Middle Fork”
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7330 River Park Dr., Lotus, CA 95651
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+1 530-626-5600
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We booked the last weekend of the season and it was AWESOME! I was worried about it being cold, but OARS provided us with splash jackets and optional wetsuits, and we were perfectly comfortable. They even upgraded us to the platform tents, since we were...More

Thank Julie G
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thanks for rafting with O.A.R.S. and for reviewing your adventure on TripAdvisor. We're glad you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 3 October 2016

I had an amazing day rafting on the Middle Fork of the American River. My guide was Gavin, and he was awesome! He was very knowledgable about the river, and let us know exactly what to expect (and what to do in case something went...More

Thank lfilarsky
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi lfilarsky, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor and for choosing O.A.R.S. for your Middle Fork American River rafting adventure. We're happy you enjoyed your trip with Gavin!

Reviewed 25 September 2016

I was a bit nervous at first because they have you wear helmets and go over all the things that can go wrong before you head out into the water. But once we got going, I knew I was safe and ended up having a...More

Thank TalfromLA
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi TalfromLA, Great to hear you enjoyed your rafting adventure with O.A.R.S. Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor!

Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family of four camped at OARS and ran the river from Coloma to Folsom Lake, with Gina, a guide for 12 years. We had great fun. The camping area was thoughtful. The prep/orientation video was smart. Equipment was good. And Gina's commentary and guidance...More

Thank Suburbadad
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Suburbadad, We're happy to hear you enjoyed both camping and whitewater rafting with us! Thanks for choosing O.A.R.S. and for reviewing your adventure on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fantastically Fun, exhilarating, playful and welcoming describes my experience with O.A.R.S. staff and Whitewater rafting trip! What a great way to get back into the river after 19 years of being away from it all. I was nervous about a trip down the American with...More

Thank SeaweedSara
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi SeaweedSara, Thank you for choosing O.A.R.S. for your whitewater rafting adventure and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! Great to hear you enjoyed your day with Tanner!

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Having been whitewater rafting before, we anticipated having a lot of fun. But we all agreed that this trip topped our rafting list. Satan's Cesspool was the highlight, but all of the rapids on the 2nd half of the South Fork were tons of fun....More

Thank Nilder
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Nilder, So good to hear you had a fun time on your South Fork American River rafting trip with us! Thank you for choosing O.A.R.S. and for the nice review.

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Two of my friends and I booked a rafting/ camping trip with OARS as a girls' weekend. Two of us had rafted before, one was new to it. We booked camping Friday and Saturday night with the rafting on Saturday. Rafting: We did the one...More

Thank beachgirl2525
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi beachgirl2525, Great to hear your girl's weekend with us on the South Fork American was so much fun! Thank you for sharing your experience with others and for giving us a 5 rating!

Reviewed 15 August 2016

We took a 2 day trip - South Fork/Middle Fork Combo - down the American River. The trip was awesome! We have 2 college kids and were looking for something everyone would enjoy - this was definitely it! The first day was the South Fork......More

Thank JudieI559
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi JudieI559, Thanks for spending some family time rafting on the American River with us; we're happy to hear you enjoyed your adventure! We appreciate you taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Another great trip with O.A.R.S. on the South Fork of the American River. Our river guide, Gavin, introduced himself and became familiar with our family of five. He was experienced and personable and made the trip a memorable experience. The 3 kids, 11, 13, and...More

Thank Sharon W
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thanks for choosing O.A.R.S. as your family's go-to rafting company and for the 5 review!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

We booked well in advance of our trip and had a lot of time to review the video they emailed us detailing safety procedures and techniques. This gave us a lot of time to dwell on the what-ifs and dangers and were we really stupid...More

Thank Stephanie D
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Day Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for trusting O.A.R.S. for your family's first rafting adventure on the South Fork American River. We are happy to know you enjoyed the day with Otto and are planning to come back again. Thanks for the TripAdvisor review!

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