Tributary Whitewater Tours has been safely guiding California whitewater rafting since 1978 and offers something for all levels, from Mild to Wild. Whitewater rafting trips in and around Nevada County are available April-September on The Truckee River and American Rivers and in the spring on the Yuba River. Half day, 1 day, or multi-day rafting adventures are available on these class 2-5 rivers and are great for families with kids, groups with varying abilities, and expert return rafters.
The Truckee River is a popular beginner ½ day trip suitable for kids as young as 8 (7 w/ previous rafting experience). The Truckee River trip is run mid-May thru September and meets in the town of Truckee, CA. Space is limited on this river trip, so book in advance.
The all summer rivers of the South Fork and Middle Fork American provide great trips with class 2-4 rapids. We offer trips suitable for 4 yr olds and others for adventurous first timers. Close to Sacramento and Auburn these rivers are dam released with guaranteed flows from April through September.
In addition to many options for rafting on the American River Tributary Whitewater Tours is also one of just a few outfitters permitted to operate on the North Fork Yuba River. This spring river trip has amazing scenery and a multitude of options from 1 day to 4 days on class 3-5 rapids.
Options include express runs, fun 1 day excursions, multi-day wilderness and hot-spring camp-outs or trips with comfortable lodging nearby. Youth, senior, and group discounts available as well as “Hot Deals” throughout the season; with kids rafting up to 50% off of 2 day trips on specific Family Rafting trip dates.
We pride ourselves on the excellence of our well qualified and personable employees that will make any rafting trip with us something to remember.