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  • South Fork of the American River 11349 Folsom Boulevard Rancho Cordova, CA, 95742 United States (map)

Come out and join Norcal Snowboarders & Norcal Rafters for
out on the American River

We'll PUT IN at Heningsen-Lotus Park.The Gorge starts with six miles of Class II - III rapids including Current Divider and Highway Rapid. When you see the Lollipop Tree (a tree shaped like a lollipop) for a third time you're about to enter the Gorge.The Gorge starts with Fowler's Rock which is a Class III+ rapid that has great potential to "wrap" or flip a boat. Following Fowler's are Upper Haystack, Lost Hat(ask Ernest where his HAT is), Satan's Cesspool (be sure to smile for the cameras again), Scissors, Bouncing Rock, Hospital Bar, and Surprise.The trip ends on Folsom Lake where we will be towed out via waverunners to Salmon Falls bridge. Once the run is complete, we'll carpool back up to Coloma to look at the pics taken by WhiteWater Photography.

***This season is being called a regular waterflow season. You can check out the current flow at to see what you're in for!***

Because it is a class 3 run, Class V PFDs (lifejackets) are mandatory. With the warmer weather, wetsuits are now optional.

NorCal Rafters & Norcal Snowboarders will supply the Class V PDFs as well as the paddles.

Come on out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Fork of the American, and be prepared to have LOTS OF FUN in the Coloma sun. Just bring yourself and big smile!