Rafting Opens April 19, 2014:
The length of the Yosemite rafting season changes from year to year and depends on river depth, water temperature and climate. A typical season begins late May and ends in July or early August.
Rafts can be rented at the Curry Village® Recreation Center. Rafts hold four adults and are equipped with paddles and the mandatory personal flotation devices. The per person fee covers one three-mile trip down the river, personal floatation devices for each person, two paddles and return trip by shuttle to the Curry Village Recreation Center. Rafts are available on a first-come, first-serviced basis.
Rafting is scheduled to be open as follows:
April 19 - 28
May 2 - 5
May 9 - 12
Then, opening 7 days/week starting May 16.
Adults and Children $30.00 per person
Please note: Two "capable paddlers" as defined below in the safety checklist are required per raft, including at least one adult per boat, and children under 50 lbs. are not permitted in rental rafts. We are sorry, but we cannot make any exceptions to these rules.
DNC rafting staff will assist special needs visitor at the raft entry point, transport their device or chair to the river exit point, and provide transportation for the return trip in an accessible tram.
Help Protect the Resource
In order to protect riparian (riverbank) resources, we encourage our rafters to disembark on sand or gravel bars. Swimmers should enter and exit the river on sandy beaches.
Please be sure to keep dispose of your trash in the containers provided at the end of your Yosemite Park rafting trip.