Best Whitewater Rafting
The oldest and most well reviewed outfitter on the Upper Cache.
All served along the banks of the Upper Cache.
"You’re in for a night under the stars and two days of laugh-til-you-drop, adrenaline-pumping action in one of the most spectacular volcanic canyons California has to offer."

                                            - Tom Stienstra 
                                               San Francisco Chronicle

The Upper Cache Creek is a class 3 whitewater run through a volcanic canyon, accessible only by water. You'll sense solitude and serenity as you guide your own raft through this remote volcanic canyon river. You'll see tule elk roam the canyons and bald eagles soar. The Upper Cache Creek is a river that defies description for its canyons and mountains that almost overwhelm the senses with their sheer beauty. The greatest whitewater rafting near Sacramento!
Dinner Menu:
You have a choice of mesquite grilled NY steak, humanely raised chicken breast, or a garden burger, with giant 1 lb Idaho baked potato, sweet corn on the cob, pasta, artichoke hearts, fresh sourdough bread, shrimp and spinach dip, guacamole and chips, also a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and tons of appetizers all served under the stars.
2 - Day Rafting Trips
(Sat & Sun)
Appetizers Menu:  
A ton of delicious appetizers awaits you as you finish your first day of rafting and come into camp.  Cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, cream cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, cheese plates, sourdough bread and spinach dip, chips and salsa, and much, much more is piled high upon the picnic tables at camp.
After an orientation, you are off for a fun-filled day of adventure. On this day you will notice various birds of prey and host of wildlife; black bear, tule elk, bald eagles, wild boar, dear and turtles that make their home in and around the river banks. The majestic canyon walls towering above you are actually million year old tilted seabeds carved by molten lava from the Mt. Konocti eruption during prehistoric times. You will venture through rapids such as Widow Maker, Mario Andretti, The Infamous "Mother" and many other thrilling rapids. 

Lunch is served as a riverside picnic. At day’s end you are rejoined with the group at our prestigious Irby campsite, deep in the canyon, and on the river. Here you can take a nature hike, explore the abundant wildlife, play horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, shoot some pool, swim or just kick it around the campfire sharing your day’s adventures with fellow rafters.

Dinner is a first-class feast served in a tiki-torch setting. Canyon evenings at our riverside camp are enchanting and starlit with nothing but the whisper of water to lull you to sleep right after our famous disco dance party on the river which ends at 10:30 PM.

You awaken on the second day to crisp morning air and a scrumptious hot breakfast. You will then embark upon the river thus beginning your second day of rafting excitement. Lunch will be served on the river.

If you book online directions will be e-mailed to your group organizer immediately upon confirmation of their payment and again 2 days before your trip.  If you book over the phone you will be emailed directions as soon as your booking is completed.
Lunch Menu:  
A Riverside Picnic: Turkey or ham, jack and cheddar cheese, fresh sourdough bread and chips.

Breakfast Menu:
Our breakfast is a three-course feast with fresh ranch scrambled eggs, ham, country potatoes, flour tortillas and salsa. Also, granola, fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, apples, rolls and pastries with juice, coffee, hot cocoa, tea, apple cider and milk.
1 - Day Rafting Trips
       (Sat or Sun)
The Upper Cache Creek is a class 3 white water run through a volcanic canyon, accessible only by water. You'll sense solitude and serenity as you guide your own raft through this remote volcanic canyon river, an all outdoors California Adventure.

Your one day whitewater river rafting excursion will venture 8 miles through rugged wilderness, towering canyons and oak studded meadows in our river rafting tours. Swift currents, big waves, plenty of sun and whitewater will ensure action packed excitement not soon forgotten. This is a great way to spend a day. Lunch will be served as a riverside picnic and is included in the price.

We are the oldest most popular originally owned outfitter on the Upper Cache Creek and one of the oldest and most reputable white water rafting companies in California with over 30 years of river running experience. We are the first company on the Upper Cache Creek to use top of the line self-bailing rafts. We'll ensure you one of the most unique and memorable whitewater vacations. Premier river rafting northern California.

Lunch is a Riverside Picnic on the banks of Cache Creek:
Turkey or ham, jack and cheddar cheese, fresh sourdough french bread, chips.

Meeting times and directions will be emailed to you at least 5-days prior to your trip!
Friday Night VIP Camping - For 2-Day Rafters Only!
Enjoy the peaceful serenity of our campsite the night before your rafting trip begins. Avoid the hassles of driving to us on Saturday morning and setting up your campsite after you get off the river.

Only $39 - Price includes:

Dinner - You have a choice of mesquite grilled breast of chicken, hamburger, garden burger, sweet corn on the cob, baked beans, dinner roll and guacamole and chips.

Continental breakfast - Bagels, pastries, croissants, fruit, juice and coffee.

Priority camping

Movie on the river

Please Note:

  • All Friday night campers will go directly from our campsite to the put in point on the river on Saturday morning. You will not be going back to the parking lot. If you are a group organizer, and you have other people in your group that did not camp with you on Friday night, then you need to designate one person in your group to distribute waiver and wristbands for the rest of your group that arrives at the parking lot on Saturday morning. 

  • Shuttle service to our campsite begins at 4:15 PM Friday and ends at 9:30 PM. Late arrivals will not be allowed in the campground.

  • Dinner will be served between 7:00 PM and 9:15 PM.

  • Movie starts when it gets dark.  There is nothing like watching your favorite movies right on the river with millions of stars twinkeling above you and the whisper of rapids off in the distance. Unlimited popcorn and candy provided.  All you need to bring is your blanket.

  • This season we have the following movies for your enjoyment:

                                     Go Rafting!!!!
Team Building, Special Event
& Large Group Trips

At Whitewater Adventures we have been playing host to large groups and special events for over two decades.  Our two secluded group campsites have the capacity to comfortably provide camping space for all of your guests.  Over the years we have had many of the largest and most well respected companies in the Bay Area as our guest on the river.  Companies like Google, Chevron, and Genentech have scheduled weekend rafting trips with us.  Many, if not all, of the companies that come to raft with us, come back every year because of the wonderful experience and hospitality that they receive at Whitewater Adventures.

We also do special events.  Are you looking to hold an outdoor workshop and need a beautiful setting to help make the workshop special?  Are you looking to hold a conference and want to liven it up with some rafting during one of your conference days?  Whitewater Adventures can provide your group with the perfect camping and rafting experience, leaving your attendees delighted with their overall conference or workshop experience.

Weddings. Book your wedding, bachelor or bachelorette party with Whitewater Adventures!  Imagine tying the knot on the banks of the beautiful Upper Cache.  Let Whitewater Adventures take care of all the details so you don't have to stress and can spend more time enjoying your special day.  

All inclusive - we will set up your event on our beautiful lawn overlooking the Upper Cache.  Food and entertainment (you choose the menu and type of entertanment - DJ or band) is included in one low price.

Rent the Space - if you are just looking for a beautiful and memorable location to have your wedding look no further than Whitewater Adventures pristine campground on the banks of the Upper Cache.  Our campground features a large green lawn ideal for wedding ceremonies and large parties, and the price is hard to beat!

Special Group Rates:

For every 11 people that book in your group the 12th person gets to raft and camp for FREE!  See the infograph below for more details.
Trips for Outdoor Clubs & Scouts
Whitewater Adventures is the perfect destination for your next scouting event.  Let us handle all of the work while your scouts get to experience all of the excitement that whitewater rafting has to offer.  After rafting your scout group can relax in their very own private group camp ground.

Outdoor clubs, Ski & Snowboard Clubs, and other outdoor recreation organizations have rafted with us many times in the past. We love hosting outdoor groups and we will strive to make your trip with us the most memorable part of your summer!
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