We get so many requests for ideas for RV camping at whitewater rafting destinations that we decided to pull together ideas from across the US. Whitewater rafting excitement is something adventurous RV campers will definitely enjoy. No matter whether you’re RV camping with ‘tweens and teens or a group of friends in search of adventure, there’s a whitewater rafting trip in your future. Here are some great rafting destinations to turn your RV toward.
Eastern US Whitewater Rafting
We found a great Eastern US whitewater rafting spot that’s custom-made for RV camping. North Country Rivers Outfitters in Maine offers whitewater adventures on the Kennebec River. Not only can you experience a thirteen mile ride on dam-controlled whitewater, you can also stay at their full-service RV campground. These rapids are rated Class II or III.
Rated Class III and IV, the rapids on the Ocoee River in Tennessee are sure to thrill your RV-camping rafters. By negotiating with Tennessee Valley Authority to release water back into the Ocoee, local whitewater enthusiasts and outfitters have helped create a full season of thrilling whitewater rafting. Chattanooga North KOA Kampground in Cleveland, TN is minutes away from the whitewater action.
Central US Whitewater Rafting
If you love the Colorado Rockies as a motorhome camping destination, you’re going to go wild over whitewater rafting in beautiful Glenwood Canyon! Whitewater Rafting LLC is one of the area’s most popular outfitters for raft trips through Class III and IV rapids. They can also help arrange tubing and float trips, if you prefer your excursions less white-knuckle. Glenwood Canyon Resort has fabulous full-service RV sites along the Colorado River, so be sure to call them early for reservations.
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures outfits Class IV rafting excursions on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The gorgeous mountain surroundings make for spectacular scenery, no matter which river you conquer. Plan to camp among the piñon pines at Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground, a highly-recommended full-service resort.
Western US Whitewater Rafting
Did we mention that the Western US has some of the best whitewater rafting available? Start your adventure in California, where All Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting outfits trips down ten rivers in the Golden State. Some of their most popular trips? The Tom Sawyer float trip on the South Fork American River near Sacramento is great for families with kids five and up. RV camping groups looking for true white-knuckle rafting will love the steep, technical Class IV+ rapids of the Tuolumne River.
Washington State is also the scene of some breathtaking whitewater possibilities. Experienced paddlers should definitely shoot the rapids on the Wind River. You’ll find steep ledge drops, boulder gardens and incredible scenery to keep things interesting along the way. The Bridge RV Campground in the Columbia River Gorge is a wonderfully scenic place to make your base camp.
No matter where you like to put a paddle in the water, there are great RV campgrounds nearby. Let us help you find the best El Monte RV Rentals location to serve your needs. It’s definitely not too soon to start planning your next great whitewater rafting RV vacation.