Frequently Asked Questions

2 day rafters may arrive on Friday between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM or on Saturday between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM.

1 day rafters must arrive on Saturday by 10:00 AM.

This is a self-guided trip so the amount of time you spend on the water is up to you. It usually takes our rafters anywhere between 3-6 hours to complete our stretch of river.

A self-guided trip means that there IS NOT a guide in your raft. However, we do have staff stationed at all of the major rapids as well as a "sweep boat" behind you to ensure your safety.

The Upper Cache Creek that we run is rated Class III with some sections that are Class II. No experience is necessary to run this river and it is ideal for beginners. Please be aware that this is not an amusement park ride and that whitewater rafting does involve inherent risks.

We run three different types of top of the line rafts that can accommodate anywhere from 2-6 people.

Our fleet consists of:

  • 2 person self-bailing AIRE kayaks
  • 2-3 person self-bailing Achilles rafts
  • 3-6 person self-bailing AIRE Super Puma rafts
* A self-bailing raft is a raft that has holes in the floor to allow water to drain freely so that you do not have to drain the water manually.

What to bring for rafting:

  • Tennis shoes or rugged sandals with secure straps like Tevas for rafting
  • Swimwear/shorts
  • Change of clothes and towel
  • Hat and sunglasses with strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Soft-shelled ice chest that zips shuts (no styrofoam)
  • Beverages and snacks (cans or plastic only, NO glass bottles)
  • You must bring a rafting partner as no one rafts alone

What to bring for camping:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Air mattress/foam pad for ground
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Bug spray
  • Beverages and snacks for camp
  • Change of clothes and dry shoes

What to leave at home:

  • Radios/iPods/amplified music
  • Glass bottles
  • Styrofoam ice chests
  • Children under the age of 12
  • Pets

Yes, we have room to accommodate most sized RVs and camping trailers. Please call ahead to reserve your spot as capacity is limited.

While we do not recommend rafting if you cannot swim, some customers do make this choice. You will have a life jacket which will help provide flotation if you fall out of the boat. You should feel comfortable in and around water as the chance of you having an out-of-boat experience is very likely.

Yes, we require our rafters to be at least 12 year old.

Yes, please give us a call at least 7 days in advance of your trip date and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs.

Only our 2-day rafting customers are allowed to camp at our campground per our county contract. You may book a 2-day trip and enjoy all the aspects of camping with us but choose not to raft the second day. You are not required to raft both days. There is also a public campground located 2 miles upstream from us; click here to visit their website.

Come and enjoy the best rafting adventure in Northern California!