Welcome to W.E.T. River Trips, offering California whitewater rafting on the American River. We are close to major metropolitan cities and the American River offers Class III-IV-V rapids only 3 hours from San Francisco, 1-1/2 hours from Lake Tahoe or 45 minutes from California's state capitol in Sacramento.
California rafting with W.E.T. River Trips is a rite of passage out here in the West. As paddlers, we are lucky to have so many white water rivers throughout the state. Most of the whitewater rafting trips are close to major population centers such as San Francisco, San Jose, Lake Tahoe and Sacamento. All within a one hour to 3 hour distance to the meeting sites. We welcome beginner, novice, intermediate and advanced rafters and paddlers on several river rafting trips in Central and Northern California.
Our company is in Sacramento, California, USA since 1978 and our base camp is located at Camp Lotus in the Lotus - Coloma Valley just northeast of Sacramento. The original owner is our President and founder. If you have any comments or criticisms, please take the time to send us a note or email. We'll see you on the river!
Fall in Central and Northern California is usually very warm. Crowds are gone and the river is left with a beautiful serenity of gentler flows and glimpses of wildlife. This is the best time to raft a wilderness trip on the Middle Fork American River. Late August through October will bring an isolation far removed from the busy summer months.
Winter rafting in California is available after a storm system blows through leaving precipitation flowing into the rivers and streams. Dam controlled rivers may also have water releases throughout the winter months providing a rafting trip for the paddling enthusiast!