How Do You Take A Raft Trip At Yosemite National Park?
Rafting on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park is a great way to see the park’s stunning vistas and wildlife. The river provides some of the best Yosemite Valley views of both Half Dome and El Capitan. Rafting is conducted in the spring and summer on a relatively mild section of the Merced River, allowing visitors to choose to either float or paddle down the three-mile course. Find out if raft rentals are running during your trip. This information is available on the Yosemite National Park and in Yosemite Today, the free newspaper given to all guests. Raft season usually beings in late May and runs through July. When the water level in the river gets too low, rafting is halted for the season. Rafting is only allowed when the water at the Sentinel Bridge is lower than 6 ½ feet. Take an internal Yosemite shuttle bus or drive to Curry Village. Rafts are rented at the Curry Village Recreation Center. Four to six adults can fit in each raft. Raft rentals include life jackets for all