East Fork Carson River 2 Day Adventure
(Class II Whitewater)

• Unforgettable high desert scenery • 
• Overnight experience •
• Perfect beginner trip •
•  Natural geothermal hot springs •
• Side Hikes •
• Historical wild west awaits •
• A true wilderness experience •

East Fork Carson River (2 Day Trip)

We feel the best way to have a truly lasting experience on a stretch of river is to go on an overnight adventure. To relax under the stars as your guides take care of all your needs as you relax into the scenery. Our two day adventure on the East Fork Carson River covers the same 21 mile stretch as our full day trip however we stop half way down for an evening to relax and enjoy by the geothermal hot springs.

For those who feel no guilt in relaxing and indulging all their senses, a true wilderness experience awaits on the East Fork of the Carson River.  Being 1 of 3 naturally flowing rivers in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, this 21 mile section of class II-III whitewater truly captures the experience of floating down a wild river. In 1988 the East Fork Carson River was added to the California Wild & Scenic River System due to its remarkable surroundings. Starting in the stunningly beautiful Alpine County, the trip begins flowing through pine forests as spectacular snow capped peaks encompass your surroundings. This river is swift and exciting as it flows continuously through the first 9 miles opening into the Nevada Dessert. Natural geothermal hot springs greet you halfway down inviting you to sink into yet a deeper level of bliss as your guide set up camp for the evening. A relaxing night is spent under the stars. Breakfast and coffee are served as a morning soak in the hot springs welcome the day. Once back in the boats the river slows down, meandering through a changing landscape of enchanting dessert scenery. Stretches of quiet floats encourage you to breathe in the fresh air and soak in the sun.  Side hikes allow opportunities to take in the gorgeous views of the area. A trip down the East Fork of the Carson River will sure to give everyone in your group a memorable experience.  Its tranquil beauty, fun rapids, and hot springs are perfect for first time rafters and veterans alike.  Join us on this exquisite escape into nature’s wonderland.


Class: II

  • 6 Years And Above Recommended
  • Everyone Paddles
  • Everyone should be in good physical shape (weight limit 250 lbs.)
  • No Experience Necessary

Times: 9:00- 9:30am In South Lake Tahoe (location to be discussed) 
Meeting Location: South Tahoe pickup locations for our tours on the Carson and South Fork of the American Rivers are Harvey’s, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, and Diamond Resorts. Pickups start at 9:00am at Harvey’s
Available: April- June
Length: 21 Miles, 2 Full Days
Maximum Passengers: 7 Passengers Per Boat, Plus A Guide
Reservations Required: Yes

Price: $260.00 per adult and $240.00 per child 12 or younger. Includes 2 lunches, dinner, breakfast, transportation, equipment, and guided trip. Discounts for groups of 12 or more.

Getting Here

Other Multi-Day Rafting Adventures:

// East Fork Carson River 3 Day //

// Middle Fork American River 2 Day //

East Fork Carson River provided under a Special Use permit with the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest

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