Yosemite Valley Rafting

    • Adult: $28.50
    • Child (12 & under): $23.50
    • 209-372-4386

Rafting on the Wild and Scenic Merced River can be one of the most refreshing ways to see Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. It's an easy half-day adventure for young and old alike. The length of the rafting season changes from year to year and depends on river depth, water temperature and climate.

Rafting on the Wild and Scenic Merced River can be one of the most refreshing ways to see Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. It's an easy half-day adventure for young and old alike. The length of the rafting season changes from year to year and depends on river depth, water temperature and climate.

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.

Guide-yourself rafting on the Merced River can be one of the most refreshing ways to see Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery (caution is required, particularly during snowmelt periods). You can rent "paddle-yourself" rafts at the Curry Village Recreation Center that hold four to six adults. They come with paddles and the mandatory personal flotation devices. Directions: Hwy 41 North to Yosemite Valley, follow signs to Curry Village - 1 hour and 15 minute drive time each way.

  • 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.
  • Children must weigh at least 50 lbs.
  • 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 trip.
  • Activities and pricing are subject to change.
  • Activities are dependent on weather conditions.
Yosemite Valley Rafting
    • June - July
    • 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Daily
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Yosemite Valley Rafting

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Rafting on the Wild and Scenic Merced River can be one of the most refreshing ways to see Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. It's an easy half-day adventure for young and old alike. The length of the rafting season changes from year to year and depends on river depth, water temperature and climate.

Rafting on the Wild and Scenic Merced River can be one of the most refreshing ways to see Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. It's an easy half-day adventure for young and old alike. The length of the rafting season changes from year to year and depends on river depth, water temperature and climate.

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.

Guide-yourself rafting on the Merced River can be one of the most refreshing ways to see Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery (caution is required, particularly during snowmelt periods). You can rent "paddle-yourself" rafts at the Curry Village Recreation Center that hold four to six adults. They come with paddles and the mandatory personal flotation devices. Directions: Hwy 41 North to Yosemite Valley, follow signs to Curry Village - 1 hour and 15 minute drive time each way.

  • Price:
    • Adult: $28.50
    • Child (12 & under): $23.50
  • Contact:
    209-372-4386
  • Season:
    June - July
  • Hours:
    10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Days:
    Daily
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