From the shores of North Lake Tahoe to the majestic Sierra Nevadas that loom above the lake, Placer’s High Sierra is unparalleled in beauty and adventure.

Skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country enthusiasts revel in this winter wonderland. In summertime, it transforms into a wealth of sun-drenched lakeside and mountain activities. Placer’s Gold Country foothills are home to world-class river canyons, featuring breathtaking rafting, fishing and bird watching. Biking, hiking and horse riding trails crisscross spectacular landscapes. Access to foothill lakes such as Folsom, Rollins and Clementine tantalize water and boating enthusiasts alike. Camping is abundant throughout the county and golfers can enjoy any of the more than two dozen courses sprinkled throughout the county. Placer also is home to world-class rock climbing and accessible off-road vehicle terrain. Whatever outdoor adventures you desire, you’re sure to find it in Placer County.

All things Placer begin in the outdoors.

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  • Action Whitewater Adventures

    Action Whitewater Adventures

    Lotus, CA

    Action Whitewater Adventures goal has been to provide every guest with Fun, safe and the highest quality rafting adventure in the industry. With our top tiered staff, world class guides, our gourmet meals and our breathtaking river front campground we are sure you will take home the love of rafting and a lifetime of cherished memories.

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    7421 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651
  • Adventure Connection – Raft California

    Adventure Connection – Raft California

    Lotus, CA

    With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Raft California invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures!

    6500 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651
  • All Outdoors Whitewater Rafting

    All Outdoors Whitewater Rafting

    Lotus, CA

    Invite your friends! California’s varied array of rivers ensures that any individual or group can find a trip that’s perfect for them

    1026 Lotus Rd, Lotus, CA 95651
  • American River Recreation

    American River Recreation

    Coloma, CA

    American River Recreation has been the premier rafting outfitter. We offer a wide variety of river raft trips for all ages and skill levels from first-timer to expert. Our sole focus is to ensure you have a fun and memorable experience with us.

    6019 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
  • American River Touring Association

    American River Touring Association

    Auburn, CA

    Nowhere else do we launch in the tailway of a hydroelectric powerhouse. Nowhere else do we shove our unmanned rafts over a waterfall and then walk around. & Nowhere else do we float through a tunnel. Welcome to the Middle Fork of the American River.

    13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
  • American Whitewater Expeditions

    American Whitewater Expeditions

    Coloma, CA

    Spend the day in the sun laughing with friends and family as you paddle down sensational rapids and experience all the delights and thrills of whitewater rafting.

    5981 New River Rd, Coloma, CA 95613
  • H2O Adventures

    H2O Adventures

    Lotus, CA

    From Whitewater beginner to adventure seeker, we’ve got the trip for you.

    6400 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651
  • IRIE Rafting Company

    IRIE Rafting Company

    Truckee, CA

    Having a connection with the outdoors is fundamental to conserving and loving our environment.

    11253 Brockway Road #103a, Truckee, CA 96161
  • OARS California Rafting

    OARS California Rafting

    Lotus, CA

    Rafting the American River offers classic whitewater: crisp, clear, refreshing water flowing over spectacular granite rocks and boulders.

    Lotus, Coloma, CA,
  • Rise Up River Trips

    Rise Up River Trips

    Auburn, CA

    Fully customized trips to suit your every need. From Mild to Wild and everything in between!

    6400 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651
  • River Runners

    River Runners

    Lotus, CA

    Rafting the American River with River Runners will rekindle your love of the great outdoors.

    5461 Bassi Road, Lotus, CA 95651
  • Tahoe Whitewater Tours

    Tahoe Whitewater Tours

    Truckee, CA

    Our trips are suitable for kids, families, large groups, small groups, parties, corporate groups and to anyone looking to get our and have some fun. If your looking for one of the best ways to spend a day this summer look no further. Our operation focus heavily on safety, comfort and good old fashioned fun!

    10015 Palisades Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Tributary Whitewater Tours

    Tributary Whitewater Tours

    Colfax, CA

    We look forward to helping you plan a wonderful California Rafting or American River Rafting trip.

    20390 Paoli Lane, Colfax CA 95713
  • W.E.T. River Trips

    W.E.T. River Trips

    Lotus, CA

    Our team is excited to share with you their love of whitewater rafting and why WET is northern California’s premier rafting outfitter. We hope you’ll join us on the river!

    5461 Bassi Road, Lotus, CA 95651
  • Whitewater Connection

    Whitewater Connection

    Coloma, CA

    Rich in gold rush nostalgia, and blessed with breathtaking beauty, the Middle Fork of the American winds its way through a deep and remote canyon in the heart of the Mother Lode. Alternately wild and serene, the Middle Fork offers a combination of thrills, excitement and quiet wilderness.

    Coloma, California 95613