Summer Activities

California Rafting with Zephyr Whitewater

Half-and full-day guided whitewater rafting trips on the Merced River minutes from Yosemite.

Zephyr Whitewater Rafting

Make a splash in California rivers next time you’re in the Yosemite area on vacation.

Zephyr Whitewater offers half-day to 3-day rafting trips on the Merced, Kings, and Tuolumne rivers near Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon national parks. The river stretches it runs are rated III to IV-plus, so their trips go from adventurous to really adventurous. 

Some great family-friendly trips include stretches on the American River, the half-day on the Merced River during low water and the Kings River. Most family trips offer great discounts for kids 17 and under, so check their website for details. 

For strong, experienced rafters, there are some class IV rivers worth exploring. Rivers rated class four are very difficult and for adrenaline junkies with long rapids, waves powerful, irregular, numerous rocks, boiling eddies. The Middle Fork of the American River is class III/IV and offers excellent intermediate whitewater with big drops and excitement, even through September when other Class III-IV rivers in California are no longer raft-able.

Celebrating more than 40 years in business, Zephyr Whitewater trips offer travelers the opportunity to enhance their California vacation with an extraordinary rafting trip. 

NOTE: Zephyr Whitewater will not be operating during the 2020 summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information: 
(800) 431-3636