Need advise on The South Fork American River

Hi every body,

I’m coming during july with my 2 children 10 and 13. I’m asking about taking an inflatable kayak and get a trip on the river.
Does somebody can give me some information on how my project is appropriate.
Is there any place to buy a used inflatable boat ?
Is it a dangerous idea ?
Thank for your help,
Best regards,

You can demo inflatable kayaks from the river store in lotus. (One two person and one single IK) if you haven’t spent much time on the river I would suggest running c2g. Put in at the Coloma gold discovery park and take out at greenwood creek parking lot. This is a great section for new boaters. Class 1/2. Hope this helps. Have fun and be safe!
Vance Harris

The river store in coloma will let you demo inflatable boats.
I would maybe go rafting with a commercial outfitter first prior to going on your own- just so you have some idea about basic safety.
C to g is perfect for kids