General Info About Your Trip

The scenic section of the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom is popular with both experienced and inexperienced paddlers due to an outstanding mix of wildlife as well as beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada foothills, volcanic bluffs, and great riverside plant life. Small rapids all along the Stanislaus add to the excitement, but are tame enough for amateur rafters.

This float trip is approximately 7 miles long (3.5-5 hours) and is ideal for families, youth groups, companies, clubs, or for those just looking to spend a relaxing day on the water. The trip is typically self-guided (meaning no guide in the boat) as the level of difficulty is low enough to accommodate even brand new rafters.

Our put in point is 150 yards down river from the historic Knights Ferry covered bridge, the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi, and the end point for the trip is Orange Blossom Park, a spacious public park on the east end of Oakdale.

428806_467227996635056_520832624_nIf you would like to participate on a river rafting trip out of Knights Ferry, you do need to make reservations*, as many of our dates book out days ahead of time.  Reservations are easy to make via the website or by calling 209-848-4800.  To start, we just need a date, and an estimate on the number of people that will be participating!  If you are wondering if you will enjoy your trip, just check out the testimonials we have from Yelp & Tripadvisor- people love this trip!

Since we are in the Central Valley, temperatures tend to range from low 80’s to high 90’s for the duration of the summer. Temperatures around the river are slightly cooler due to the temperature of the river water, but in general be prepared for plenty of sunshine!

Booking a Trip

If you’ve never booked a trip before, fear not! The booking process is easy, and can be done online or over the phone.

  • Book online easily here. Just choose the date, and the number of people, and you are set for your trip!
  • Book over the phone by calling 1-800-829-7238 (9AM-5PM).  If you have a larger group and want everyone to pay their own way, give us a call, and we can set up a group reservation so that everyone can pay their share online! Also, feel free to call us anytime if you have any questions or concerns!

292320_467569396600916_1533916517_nOnce you arrive at the river on the day of your trip, we help you through the setup process (trying on life jackets and learning the basics of rafting), we help launch your boat, and we take care of all of your equipment at the takeout. All you need to bring are drinks and snacks, and a dose of excitement for a day of fun in the sun!


*All reservations require a deposit in order to be confirmed.