We rented a four person raft for $50.00. We also paid $4.00 per person for the return shuttle fee. Additionally, we paid a required county parks boat launch fee of $2.50, plus a optional raft damage waiver of $2.00.
After renting the raft, we were told we could walk it down an "eight of a mile," or place the raft on the car room and drive it down. We chose the latter. It is a good thing, because it seemed like it was a much longer road than they suggested. It was pretty easy driving the raft down, even though only gravity held it onto the car roof. I ended up parking in the county parking lot for another $5.00. We then had to carry the raft to the water.
The day was not in the mid 80s, and was quite pleasant. We were told that the trip would last about 3 hours, but it was really four and a half. We made a stop of about 20 minutes to a small island about halfway down to stretch our legs.
|A stop on the Lower American River.|