River Level Update:  The river is flowing at spring levels so it means our raft rentals are up and running. Most dates in July and August are selling out quickly so reserve your spot today!  For beginning rafters the end of July and August the river level should be down and will be a great time for you to experience the Stanislaus, or take our guided tour! For detailed river level information check out our river levels page.

Due to the high river levels all rafts must have at least 3 experienced paddlers, kids must be at least 7 years old and everyone must know how to swim.  Alcohol is banned on the rafts due to the high water levels. We want everyone to enjoy this river level and be safe while doing it.  Alcohol and boating does not mix. 

Still unsure of the levels?- Our guided trip will be running all summer!




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#1 Rated Stanislaus River Raft and Kayak Rental Company in Knights Ferry. Questions about the trip?  

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What does a day with River Journey Adventures include?

  • High-quality raft(s) or kayak(s), lifejackets and paddles and a professional safety orientation.
  • Fun, professional staff who also live and play on the Stanislaus
  • Return shuttle and FREE parking on weekdays! (Since we are local and meet you at our River Store on most Monday- Friday.)
  • Free USB drive with your group's photos available at our River Store in Knights Ferry or on our Facebook Page- RIVER JOURNEY ADVENTURES 
  • As the locals favorite you get a discount at the Knights Ferry Ice Cream Parlor. 
  • Concerned about your valuables? (that you forget to leave at home) We also provide each reservation with a small dry box upon request. 
  • Beautiful riverside resort for our catered BBQ trips and overnight camping trips.
  • A Fun Day on a Beautiful River!

 Great price for 3-5 hours on the river, outside with family and friends!




River Journey Adventures has been providing fun, family orientated rafting, kayaking, SUP and tube rentals in Knights Ferry and Oakdale on the Stanislaus River since 1985. The Stanislaus River feature miles of fun for all skill levels and ages.  These trips are a fun, affordable day for all!