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.