• No experience necessary Times: 9:00 am in South Lake Tahoe, or 10:20am in PlacervilleLength: 9 Miles, 6.5 hoursMaximum Passengers: 7 passengers Per Boat. Price includes PFD, Helmet, lunch and transportation from meeting place. There is a flat rock for experienced boaters to do splats or spins on on river left. Come on down. Fun filled class II’s and III’s continue throughout the day with something new around each bend. This trip starts off with one of the biggest rapids, “Meat Grinder” in an exciting introduction. Meat Grinder (III). I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails. Put-in: Chili Bar Bridge – 940 Foot Elevation Take-out: Folsom Lake near Salmon Falls Bridge – 440 Foot Elevation Shuttle: 20 minutes AWE to Chili Bar. WE ARE OPEN! Dogs Welcome on leash. South Fork American River: Chili Bar (Class III Whitewater) ... Join us on an extraordinary adventure for all on our South Fork American- Chili Bar run. Half Day Experience; Click to view gallery . Join us on an extraordinary adventure for all on our South Fork American- Chili Bar run. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission. This is a long rapid that has many hidden rocks and holes throughout the rapid. Halfway down our guides prepare a rejuvenating lunch allowing time to relax and sun bath on shore as the sound of the river fills the canyon. Occasionally Maximum 9 Passengers, Plus A Guide. Intermediate Level; 9 Miles of Fun! What's included . In 1848 the South Fork of the American River changed the world when gold was first discovered in the stream bed. Upper South Fork American River: Chili Bar. This 9 mile rafting adventure throws you into the whitewater immediately! With beautiful foothill scenery, fun splashy rapids, all in an area rich in history, this river is the perfect escape on a hot summer day. All rights reserved. • 7 Years and above recommended • Everyone paddles • Everyone should be in good physical shape (weight limit 250 lbs.) Beginning just outside of the town of Placerville, this run offers 9 miles of whitewater excitement. For information on rafting the South Fork American please check out: Mi 0: Chili Bar (II+). Whitewater boating, swimming, and fishing...What are you waiting for? With beautiful foothill scenery, fun splashy rapids, all in an area rich in history, this river is the perfect escape on a hot summer day. 30 minutes Salmon Falls to AWE The American River's South Fork is California's standard beginner to intermediate whitewater run that many rafters run repeatedly and never outgrow. Dreamflows-generated graph of realtime flows for South Fork American River At Chili Bar. Action awaits on this historical trip through one of California’s most popular waterways! Today folks are still attracted to the region, not for its gold but for its whitewater. So. The California Gold Rush was born creating the largest human migration for a single purpose since the crusades. Price includes PFD, Helmet, lunch and transportation from meeting place. Rapids continue after lunch leading to an exciting Class III drop, “Trouble Maker” near the end of your trip. Price does not include any photography offered by 3rd parties. © 2020 Lonely Planet. more, Hotels near California State Railroad Museum, Hotels near California State Capitol Museum, Hotels near Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, Hotels near Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Hotels near Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, South Fork American River: Chili Bar (Class III Whitewater) Pictures. Here your guides will entertain you with stories as the boats float by the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. I want emails from Lonely Planet with travel and product information, promotions, advertisements, third-party offers, and surveys. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Splashes of cool mountain water invigorate and awaken as you float through one of California’s most historical areas. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. There is a hole on the left as well as one on the right. South Fork American River: Chili Bar (Class III Whitewater), Sacramento Picture: South Fork American River: Chili Bar (Class III Whitewater) - Check out Tripadvisor members' 8,467 candid photos and videos of South Fork American River: Chili Bar (Class III Whitewater) Ask For Details.Available Trip Dates:  Everyday all summer long! You’ll hit Class III and III+ rapids like Meatgrinder, Maya and First Threat with the grand finale being the South Fork’s infamous Troublemaker! Travel through the golden foot hills of the Western Sierra Nevada mountains as warm sun rays envelope your senses. 327 were here. This rapid is known as a park and play spot.