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OARS River Rafting

Celebrating adventure and teamwork while whitewater rafting with OARS Rafting
Category: Rafting, Spring Activities, Summer Activities
Region: El Portal

OARS River Rafting

Spring fever comes early on the Merced River, located near historic Yosemite National Park, as it flows through poppy-covered hillsides and burly pine forests. In April and May, the Class III-IV whitewater on the Merced is the stuff of avid paddlers’ winter daydreams. For the rest of the California whitewater rafting season, the Merced churns with bold wave trains and exhilarating rapids which are ideal for rafters of all levels. Consider combining a Merced River rafting one-day trip with a day or two spent exploring adjacent Yosemite National Park for the perfect California adventure vacation.

Our meeting place for the Merced is now 9.4 miles northeast of Mariposa on Highway 140 (Look for our signs 1.3 miles north of Midpines Post Office on your left. If you miss the turnout, you can turn around at the entrance to the Yosemite Bug Hostel, .4 miles down the road)

GPS Coordinates: 37.576327,-119.947695

  • Square Ft: 0 - 1,000
  • Save 20% on ANY 2023 Merced River rafting adventure with OARS!

    It’s shaping up to be an exciting California whitewater season and OARS is offering 20% off any 1-Day Merced River rafting trip when you book online using promo code YOSMC2023 by May 29th. Valid for the 2023 season only.


    To book now CLICK HERE

    Offer valid 02/15/2023 to 05/29/2023
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