Family Rafting Information Trips

Family rafting on the Stanislaus River is the best! We have kids of our own from 5 to 13 and they love the Stanislaus!  As parents we thought we would share some information with you to make your day as enjoyable as can be.  1. For starters all of our trips are for ages 5 and up, so you can bring your kids for a fun day on the river.  The rapids and ripples are fun, they great for beginners, and there are many points where you can jump out of the boat to swim and float in your lifejacket. 2.  Please be aware that this is a public river.  We may be able to control how many ice chests are allowed in each raft but that doesn't mean other companies or private boaters do. 3.  If you would like to stay away from the louder and more boisterous crowds, try to avoid Saturdays in July and August on the Knights Ferry run.  If you do choose to go on a Saturday why not come to Knights Ferry at 9am (more party focused groups tend to check in at 11am). 4. Please be aware that the Knights Ferry run is about 4-6 hours in time, depending on how long you stop to eat and play in the river. 5.  Have enough paddlers!  The Stanislaus has some calm areas, especially at lower water.  Make sure you have at a minimum 2 adults that are willing to paddle in each boat.  If you have a group of 9 or 10 (or 17-20) with a lot of kids than just request the 10 person rafts so then you have plenty of paddling power. That is a lot, but regardless this is a great trip for children and families.  This trip is also popular with youth groups, sports and swim teams, and high school team-building.  We even have the only private campgrounds on the river so why not make a weekend out of it.  If you need help planning a trip call us at 209-847-4671.    

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Raft and Camping Package

This secluded, private campground is located on the river at Russian Rapids and is the only group camping area located in Knights Ferry. Each Individual Site can hold up to 4 people, one large tent or two smaller tents and one car.  Our group site can hold up to 40 people.   It is available by reservation only to groups rafting with River Journey Adventures.    Fill out the quote request form with your desired dates and we will get back to you.  Sorry, no RV parking. Weekends require a two-night reservation.

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First time hitting the water? Don't worry! This fun experience is available for all skill levels. Learn the ropes before hitting the river with our Rafting Information Guide!

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We offer discounts for all types of groups and can accommodate up to 500 people in a day. Learn about our great group offers and book in advance to lock in your day of fun in the sun! Hurry, weekends sell out quickly!

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