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Sunshine Rafting Adventures

18000 Covered Bridge Road


Sunshine Rafting Adventures has been running river rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry for over 30 years. What started as a project by Yosemite Park Ranger, Jim Foust, has blossomed into one of the most rafted sections of water in all of Northern California. Sunshine Rafting has a history of running a number of sections of the Stanislaus, with the mainstay in Knights Ferry being the crown jewel. Other runs, such as the class III Camp Nine section, as well as the Goodwin Dam section of the Stanislaus River, have been run commercially by Sunshine as well, until changes in the dam schedules and flows shut those runs down for recreational use.

Although the sections of water that Sunshine has run have changed over time, the main mission of the company has not. From the inception of the company, the idea was to provide affordable, family-friendly fun that was engaging and healthy. Sunshine prides itself on a knowledgeable and friendly staff that support our customers at the put in and take out, as well as a hard-working office staff that prides itself on making trip planning quick and easy. As times have changed, Sunshine has transformed and has been able to make the most of technology that makes remembering the trip (via photos) and learning about the trip (via online portals) as accessible as possible.


Joseph Verderame

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
We went on a rafting trip as part of a party for the company that my wife works for and it was such a fantastic trip! The staff were really nice and supportive. The rafting was fun, exciting at times but not scary. It was a pretty peaceful trip along the water with plenty of great places to stop, swim and goof off! I do recommend bringing a cooler full of drinks, good sunblock, and food. Asside from that you really don't need anything. Life jackets, a waterproof box, paddles and a very durable raft we're all included. We had as many as 10 people on a raft at times (we started with 7 per raft but people like to move around). I highly recommend this company and we all wanted to do it again after the fun we had!

Liz Foust

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Great Family Fun! Registration process was easy, we were provided a lot of helpful information once registered, and the day of was orchestrated well. Customer service was great, very friendly and helpful. We took our kids ages 5 - 11 and all of them had a fun time. We stopped a few times along the way to picnic, just play in the water. Water was low, there weren't very many rapids, but it was still a lot of fun. Water was also a bit cold, but we got used it and had a fun time just being away and doing something new. Worth the time and money, hoping to do it again! Thanks Sunshine!

Gail Kirk

Thursday, June 14, 2018
We've gone twice now....what a great family adventure. Next time we want to bring more family and friends to enjoy with us. This year the water was up and made more exciting rapids. I'm 73 and looking forward to next years fun. The people at Sunshine Rafting are the best.

Nichole Whitney

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
My husband and i went to the Fresno location that they just opened up and had the best time! The employees are absolutely amazing! I will be coming back and bringing our kids! Highly recommend to anybody!

Jared Sanchez

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Great trip! Lots of Fun with Friends & Family! Sunshine Rafting provides incredible service. Extraordinary Trip! Highly Recommended. ENJOY!!!

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