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What to Bring Rafting

2 Day Trips:

* No Camping Gear? No problem! Whitewater Adventures can rent you a 2 person tent, 2 pads, and 2 lawn chairs. Let one of our Whitewater guides be your concierge and deal with the hassle of setting up your tent and breaking it down. All you need to do is bring is your sleeping bag and pillow.

YOU ARE ONLY GONE FOR 1 NIGHT. You don’t need to pack your wardrobe.

Please leave all valuables at home. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen gear.
All your gear will be transported to the campsite by cargo buses.

ALL GEAR LOOKS THE SAME. IT’S EITHER BLACK, GREEN, BLUE, OR RED. YOU MUST LABEL YOUR NAME ON YOUR SLEEPING BAG, TENT AND GEAR BAG WITH COLORFUL DUCT TAPE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST ITEMS.

Please Pack The Following:

  • Sleeping bag – label with colorful tape.
  • Large duffel bag for all your clothes & gear – label with colorful tape.
  • Tent – label with colorful tape.
  • Air mattress or foam pad for the ground.
  • Swim-wear / shorts.
  • Basic rafting attire can consist of shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes or Tevas. No high heels, wedges, or pumps. Seriously, people do show up wearing them. Don’t be that person
  • Tennis shoes that lace tightly, or rugged sandals with secure straps like Tevas for rafting. This is very important! Your footwear must be able to be attached tightly and have a hard sole. (Steel toed boots are a wee too much). You will not be permitted to raft with inappropriate footwear.
  • Small plastic ice chest with drinks and ice for your raft ride & lunch for both days.  (Something that can fit 12 drinks will fit well)
  • You must provide plenty of water for two days for your raft ride & for your lunches (lunch is provided both days).
  • Lots of beverages, Gatorade, BOTTLED WATER. Try to avoid soft drinks.
  • Loud Hawaiian attire for appetizers.
  • White or neon colored clothing for our 100,000 watt black light DISCO PARTY.
  • Board Games, cards, dice, checkers, chess etc. NO AMPLIFIED MUSIC AT OUR WILDERNESS CAMPSITE.
  • Dry shoes for around campsite.
  • Hat and sunglasses with strap.
  • Waterproof camera for your river selflies.
  • Sunscreen and towel for camp.
  • Flashlight.
  • Friday Night Campers Please bring plenty of extra ice to restock your rafting ice chest for Saturday and Sunday. See Mark on “How to Keep Your Ice – Iced For Days”
  • Driver’s license or other form of ID to camp for trip confirmation.

Please NO alcohol while rafting. Booze and rapids do not mix! Ok at camp, but not on the river, or the morning before your trip.

We rarely cancel trips because of weather. If it looks like rain, please bring a windbreaker, wool sweater, wool caps, and wool socks and/or rent a wet suit from your local dive shop. No cotton clothing. Wool, wool, wool.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE RIVER OR AT CAMP:

  • No amplified music, iPhones, iPads, iAnything. Nobody wants to hear your music at camp or on the river. It’s one sure way to get banned from our trips.
  • No styrofoam ice chests.
1 Day Trips:
  • PLEASE BRING AT LEAST 1/2 GALLON OF WATER FOR YOUR TRIP – We cannot stress this enough!
  • Swim-wear / shorts
  • Laced tennis shoes or Tevas for rafting. You will not be able to raft with unacceptable footwear such as thongs, high heels, wedges, or bare feet. Shoes must be strapped on tightly, and have hard soles.
  • Waterproof camera for selfies
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses with a head strap
  • Small plastic ice chest (something that can fit 12 drinks will fit well) with plenty of water and ice for your raft ride
  • Change of clothes and towel for the ride home
  • If it looks like rain, bring and wool socks, a wool sweater, wool cap and rent a wetsuit from your local dive shop. It rarely rains in the summer but if it does, you’ll be ready to go.
  • Plenty of drinking water for your rafting trip and a small ice chest
  • Please NO alcohol on the river, booze and rapids do not mix!

PLEASE DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE RIVER OR AT CAMP:

  • No amplified music, iPhones, iPads, iAnything. Nobody wants to hear your music on the river. It’s one sure way to get banned from our trips.
  • No styrofoam ice chests.
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