Mother Lode River Center has been running trips for more than 40 years and we’ve had more than 290,000 happy whitewater rafting participants. We’ve listened to our clients over the decades and bundled together what people like best about Mother Lode into these packages. Now you can easily book all of your favorite adventures in one swoop.

Mother Lode River Center has got it all. Great staff, awesome setting on the river, lots of shade (important in the summer), and the food was great…I highly recommend Mother lode for rafting, ropes course, nature and a getaway you will love.”  – Tim Warren

Rafting, Ziplining, Gold Panning & More: Best of the Gold Country

A weekend trip packed with zip line and high ropes course excitement, whitewater rafting thrills, camping, gold panning, and meals all in the beautiful riverside Mother Lode campground. MORE DETAILS

* Class III Rafting on the Gorge
* Zip Line and High Ropes Course
* Saturday Night Camping
* Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
* Gold Panning

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South Fork Rafting with Camping

There’s no reason to rush to the river for your whitewater rafting trip, come camp by the river the night before! Or add your night of camping after your trip rather than hurrying back home after rafting. MORE DETAILS

* Class III Rafting on the Gorge or Chili Bar
* Lunch
* 2 person Dome Tent Rental (Upgrades available)
* One night camping

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Zip Line and High Ropes Course with South Fork Rafting

Take all of the confidence boosting, self-growth, bonding of our Zip Line and High Ropes Course and apply it to the thrill, challenge and fun of whitewater rafting. MORE DETAILS

* Zip Line and High Ropes Course
* Class III Rafting on the Gorge
* Lunch

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Zip Line Express with South Fork Rafting

Everyone agrees that whitewater rafting is the most exciting way to enjoy the river. Zip lines are the best way to experience the riverside canopy from above. Why not do both? MORE DETAILS

* Zip Line
* Class III Rafting on the Gorge or Chili Bar
* Lunch

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