Here you will find a list of things you should and might consider bringing.  Where the type of trip might make a difference, we have tried to make a note.

Very Important things - please DO NOT FORGET THESE:

  • An extra key to your car (this can be very handy - especially if you lose one - otherwise, it might be a long trip home...)
  • Swimsuit (quick dry) to use while on the river, in the pool, etc.
  • Flashlight - at least one per person (it gets quite dark at night)
  • Toiletries - toothbrush and paste, deodorant, etc.
  • Medicines you need
  • A big beach type towel (or two)
  • Footware to use while rafting. Old tennis shoes or scuba dive booties make the best choice.  DO NOT plan to wear sandals or other options that do not have a very secure way to attach securely to your foot. 

Other things you will probably want to bring:
- if you donít have some of these - say a tent or sleeping bag - and would like us to bring one for you, please let us know BEFORE we leave. We do have extra, but only bring them if someone requests us to do so.  Also, please note that when on FOR trips, we usually camp at Lotus Camp, which has different facilities and rules than the Coloma Resort.

  • Cassette Tapes, CDs, a boom box to play them on
  • Batteries for your boom box, or any other electronic toys
  • Chairs - for the campfire
  • Bug Repellent
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Lotion - sun, skin, sunburn, massage, whatever turns you on.
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Glasses strap (to keep you sunglasses on when going through rapids)
  • Sunglasses (will give your glasses strap something to do)
  • Air Mattress - the ground can be VERY Hard
  • Drop Cloth - for tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow (or soft human to lie on)
  • Tent - let us know if you need to borrow one, we have extras
  • Towels
  • Hair Spray (not that it will do you much good on the rapids....)
  • Hair Drier (if you really think you need it.)
  • Book (preferably something with large print and lots of pictures)
  • Shower shoes (thongs, flip flops, sandals, etc.)
  • Fishing Pole (and license if 16 or older)
  • Bait and Tackle - to give the fishing pole something to do.
  • Frisbee, footballs, baseballs, cards, poker chips, etc.
  • Toys
  • Kids (and sitter to watch them while rafting)
  • Parents
  • Bikes (especially for kids to ride around on.)
  • Pictures (previous trips, famous people, exotic)
  • Camera or Disposable Camera (preferably highly water resistant)
  • Water shoes for river walking
  • Long sleeve shirt for inner-tubing
  • Wind breaker
  • Cash - both for the drive up and back as well as at the camp (especially if you want espresso in the morning.
  • Beer, wine, hard alcohol, mixers, etc. We may have some, but donít count on it.
  • If this is a private (not FOR) trip, you will need to bring your own food. Otherwise, keep in mind that while we will bring food, feel free to bring any desserts or specialty dishes that you have perfected and would like to prepare for us.

On private trips, all of the silverware (ok, plastic ware), cups, plates, etc. that are needed for the preparation and eating needs are provided.  We usually bring a blender, so feel free to bring margarita mix, tequila, rum, etc. if you like cocktails after rafting.

On FOR trips, you are responsible for bringing all your food supplies.

We also bring gold panning equipment and can teach you (using real gold) how to pan and get your own gold.

The Coloma Resort has restrooms, hot showers, a country store, swimming pool, petting zoo, fishing, etc.  Lotus camp has bathrooms, hot showers, a country store (with a full deli), swimming in the river, horseshoes, and volleyball.

At the Coloma Resort, we usually have electricity (but not guaranteed) and running water at the camp site. 

If you are not sure about if you should bring something or not, ask. If you can't reach us, just bring it. If we canít use it, just leave it in your car.

Stuff to bring