Adventure Weekend – Trip Planning

Meeting Time and Place

For the white water day of your trip (typically Saturday), assuming you are staying in the Mount Shasta area, we will pick you up at your hotel around 8 a.m. and take you to the river. If we have to pick up folks at multiple locations, we may not be there precisely at 8 but we will let you know our ETA. It is about 30-60 minute drive depending on the river we are running (Upper Sacramento or Klamath).

The hiking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking portion of your adventure will be arranged through Shasta Gravity Adventures.

What To Bring

Definitely Bring:

  • Swimsuits or shorts
  • Tennis shoes, river sandals or river booties
  • Long sleeve shirt / windbreaker
  • Fleece top
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses with straps
  • Sunscreen and lip balm


  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Spare glasses or contact lenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Some extra cash if you want to tip your guides. They appreciate it!

What We Bring

  • Coast Guard approved life jackets and helmets
  • Wetsuits and paddle jackets when needed
  • Dry bags for your personal gear
  • First Aid
  • River Rescue Equipment
  • Drinking Water
  • Food, snacks and meals
  • Inflatable Kayaks, if requested


Your safety and comfort are our utmost concern. Our guides are mature, skilled professionals, certified in first aid and CPR. All trips are equipped with first aid kits and river rescue equipment. Safety procedures will be explained in detail prior to and during the trip. Because of the inherent risks involved with any outdoor activity, we are required to have you sign an acknowledgment of risk and release of liability before your trip.


A buffet lunch is served on day trips. We serve fresh, wholesome food, organic when available. We make every effort to accommodate your needs and preferences; let us know if you are on a special diet or have food allergies. Fresh drinking water is available at all times.

Inflatable Kayaks

Our self-bailing inflatable kayaks are one-person rafts, very stable, easy to paddle and immense fun. At safe water levels, we bring a few to share on our class II and III runs.

If you would like to purchase some of your own river gear, go to NRS.


Loge Camps

Mount Shasta’s ultimate adventure outpost! Take your pick from a variety of lodging options – hotel rooms, hostel bunks, or camping. Start and end your day with coffee and brews at The Finlandia Cafe located on site. From on-site gear rentals to fire pits and free live music, LOGE Mount Shasta delivers a welcoming outdoor-adventure-focused experience.

Mount Shasta Bunkhouse

Located at the base of Mt Shasta and next to SWS Mountain Guides office, the Mt. Shasta Bunkhouse offers easy accommodations and all the facilities that the outdoor adventurer needs.

Cold Creek Inn

A friendly, affordable, clean hotel in Mount Shasta located near restaurants and shops. Mention River Dancers and get a 15% discount.


If you feel your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show your appreciation.


River Dancers T-shirts and hats are nice mementos of your adventure. Ask your guides at the end of your trip.

We reserve the right to use any photographs taken by our staff during any trip for commercial or educational purposes.