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O.A.R.S. American River Outpost

7330 River Park Dr, Lotus, CA 95651
+1 530-626-5600
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Rogue River whitewater rafting Sept2017

OARS are a very professional operator and our 3 guides on this the last expedition of their season... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
crushercrighton
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Dublin, Ireland
Bucket List Trip

We did a 2 Day Whitewater Rafting trip with O.A.R.S. on the Middle and South Fork River in July of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
mmastrangeli
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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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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 adventures from easy to extreme on the South Fork American, Middle Fork American and the North Fork of the American River in northern California.Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as "The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth," O.A.R.S. sets the standard in first-class rafting, sea kayaking and multi-sport adventures throughout North America. O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with experienced, professional guides and top notch equipment. Ideal for family adventure vacations and quick weekend escapes.
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7330 River Park Dr, Lotus, CA 95651
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OARS are a very professional operator and our 3 guides on this the last expedition of their season were so professional, helpful and fun to be lead through the Rogue on water that they made an already superb trip even better. Kudos to OARS.

Thank crushercrighton
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We did a 2 Day Whitewater Rafting trip with O.A.R.S. on the Middle and South Fork River in July of 2017. This was one of those bucket list trips for me, especially since I was traveling from the New Jersey. We flew into San Francisco...More

Thank mmastrangeli
Reviewed 3 October 2017

So much FUN and adventure on the American River Natilie was a super fun guide We had a BLAST would go again in a minute

Thank leila d
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were guided very well through out the entire trip. Our raft guide Evan was amazing, we had fun while being safe. The way he maneuvered through all the situations speaks volume about his ability to manage it with first-time rafters like me and my...More

Thank Avanthika S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our group had a great trip on the river--exciting, fun, and our guide, Shane was the best! He knew so much about the river, and created a real sense of camaraderie and adventure. Can't thank him enough.

1  Thank marymarguerite
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Initially we thought 6 hours would be too long, not at all!! We could have kept on going, it was so much fun and the scenery was so beautiful. Our guides were funny, very knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a great time. We experienced...More

Thank Paige P
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip!! Good communication with experienced guides and super fun!!! Out of all the years we've been rafting with different companies, this one is the best!!!

Thank Stacy C
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks for the review and 5-rating Stacy! We think you're the best too!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Took our kids for some rafting and camping family fun on the American River South Fork. Wanted to close out our summer with some excitement. We had so much fun in our pod of fellow paddlers on Class III rapids. Guides are friendly, knowledgeable and...More

Thank SherryG487
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for choosing O.A.R.S. for your family's American River rafting adventure, Sherry. We appreciate the nice review and 5-rating and are happy to hear you had fun! Hope to see you on the river again!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Our trip leader was Jeff Gibson. I was very nervous going into the trip and Jeff turned the experience 360 degrees with his wit and knowledge of the river. I voluntarily went into the river twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Jeff!

Thank VenuValmeekam
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Great to hear that you enjoyed your rafting trip with Jeff! We hope you'll join us again since you're a seasoned pro now!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We went on the 2-day trip. Went up Wednesday afternoon and camped for our additional night of complimentary camping. Our campsite was beautiful by the river (a trek to get your gear down there). Thursday we went down the South Fork and Friday the upper...More

Thank lindaC2455WO
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. American River Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for the nice review and 5-rating, Linda! We're so glad your family enjoyed making memories with us on the American River! We'll see you on the Middle Fork American River soon!

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