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OARS American River Outpost

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American River whitewater rafting for over forty years. Based out of Lotus on the South Fork of the American River, O.A.R.S. offers American River white water rafting near Sacramento & Lake Tahoe. Trip options include half day and one day rafting...more
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7330 River Park Dr, Lotus, CA 95651
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Ran the middle fork on the American river today with Erick and it was an amazing experience. He did everything possible to make sure our sons, who are hard to entertain outside of video games, have the BEST time. The whole day was seamless and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MeghanRoonie
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for the review and for recommending OARS to others, Meghan! We're thrilled to hear your family had an amazing experience rafting on the Middle Fork American River with Erick!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

We did the Gorge Run on the S. Fork with OARS in late August and had a epic day! Our guide, Becca, was fantastic - knowledgeable and fun, she kept it exciting, but we also felt safe, even with our 8 & 11 yo kids....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SGandMT
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you for the nice review! Great to hear your family had an epic day rafting on the South Fork American River with Bekah!

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Awesome day on the Middle Fork of the American River. Brought a group of 8 and the service from the office staff while planning, to van driver and river guides was exceptional. We camped the night before and after our trip. The grounds are very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marcifin
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

We appreciate you writing this detailed review of your stay at our American River Outpost campground and rafting trip on the Middle Fork American River! Glad you had an awesome adventure and we look forward to having you join us again!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you to our guide Lukas for helping us have an absolutely wonderful experience today on the middle fork of the American River! We made some great memories! Could not have been more fun! Can’t wait to do it again next year!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michele N Dave S
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for the nice review of your Middle Fork American River rafting trip with Lucas, Michele N Dave S! We're happy to hear you had a wonderful and memorable experience and look forward to having you raft with us again!

Reviewed 26 August 2018

My boyfriend and I had a great trip down the middle fork with our guide Shane! He was entertaining as well focused on safety. It was my boyfriends first time rafting and Shane was great with keeping us informed on what to do and expect...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dawna E
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Great to hear you and your boyfriend had such a good time camping at American River Outpost and rafting on the Middle Fork American River with Shayne, Dawna! We're happy you chose OARS! Thanks so much for the nice review!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

My fiance and I had a beautiful day of fun and adventure on the South Fork! Our guide, Connor, led us safely through some challenging (for us) rapids with ease - and made our entire group feel like we were part of the team. Lucky...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leah R
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for the nice review, Leah! Glad you enjoyed rafting on the South Fork American River with Connor and Yosh and we look forward to having you join us on another adventure!

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I went on a 2 day rafting trip with OARS - combination South Fork and Middle Fork of American River, with 5 friends. It was my first time rive rafting. Our guide was Shane and he was amazing. Rebecca, Josh and Christina were guides on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marina I
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your whitewater rafting adventure on the American River with Shane, Marina! Thank you for writing this nice review about your experience. We look forward to having you join us on another rafting trip in the future.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had a great adventure on the American River. The OARS staff were professional and more importantly a lot of fun. Our raft guide Lucas, provided a safe, yet exhilarating experience. He made sure we were ready for each obstacle as we approached it. Lucas...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for rafting with us on the Middle Fork American River, Joseph. Great to hear you enjoyed the day with Lucas! We appreciate the nice review!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had the BEST time rafting the Middle Fork of the American River with our guide, Ryan. I would highly recommend OARS for any upcoming rafting adventures. Ryan took good care of us the whole way; we felt safe, had a blast going down the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lnicola37
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks for writing this nice review or your EPIC Middle Fork American River rafting trip with Ryan! We're thrilled you had an awesome day and hope you'll join us again!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

what an amazing day. Russell and Lauren were the best. Nice, funny, and safe! Told us everything we needed to know about the upcoming features - esp those Class III rapids. I'm grateful Lauren encouraged me to swim the only one we were allowed to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank christina c
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

We're happy you enjoyed rafting on the South Fork American River with Russell and Lauren, Christina! We do take safety seriously!

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