Gourmet River and Camp Cuisine

River camp cooking with MattWhether you are on a one day trip or a multi-day trip, we pride ourselves on our outstanding gourmet river and camp cuisine made with the freshest ingredients and prepared with tender loving care by our resident chefs – a.k.a. Whitewater Voyages river guides!

From an abundant, delicious breakfast with eggs, sausage or bacon, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals to lunches with fresh produce and sandwich selections, we know you will work up a great appetite paddling on our trips.

In addition to making sure you are well hydrated with plenty of water, we also carry a trail-mix snack on the raft to make sure you are energized and feeling pumped for your day of rafting.

Once back at camp, all of our camp and river meals are prepared right on the shore while you enjoy happy hour cheese, fruit, chips and salsa on our multi-day trips.

A typical mouth-watering dinner includes fresh steaks, and barbecued chicken or grilled fish, served with a crisp salad, sauteed vegetable, garlic bread, and a host of trimmings.  Lunch Fruit SpreadAnd don't forget to leave room for the cake or pie, fresh and hot from the dutch oven!

Beverages include teas of all types, hot chocolate, water and soft drinks, and, of course, freshly brewed coffee.

Vegetarian and other special diets are no problem at all for our talented chefs! When you make your booking just tell us your specific needs.

Are you celebrating a Birthday? An anniversary? A family reunion or bachelor party? Just let us know beforehand what special requirements you have for your special celebration and we'll try to make it a most memorable occasion for all.


Please note: 

Whitewater Voyages does not provide alcohol on trips.  If you wish to bring alcoholic beverages for consumption with dinner or during the evening at camp you may do so.  We do recommend moderation so that the atmosphere for all guests is pleasant. 

Alcohol on the river is strictly prohibited.

Rafting Recipes - Some of our favorites!


Barbecue grilling, river style

Pepper Steak

Serves 20-25
ravenous rafters

  • 20 cups of hot cooked brown rice
  • 10 tbsps butter
  • 5 tbsps paprika
  • 5 cups sliced green onions
  • 10 tbsps cornstarch
  • 1 ½ half cups soy sauce
  • 5 pounds lean steak
  • 6 ½ cups beef broth
  • 10 green peppers cut into thin strips
  • 1 ¼ cups of water
  • 10 large tomatoes cut into eighths
Sprinkle steak with paprika. In large skillets, brown meat in butter, add garlic and broth. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in onions and green peppers. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Blend cornstarch, water, soy sauce and stir in meat mixture until clear (2 minutes). Add tomatoes and stir. Serve over rice.

Dutch oven cooking, river style

Pudding Cake

Serves 8
ravenous rafters

  • Line dutch oven with aluminum foil and grease lightly with butter.
  • Pudding: Mix one cup brown sugar with ½ cup cocoa.
  • Add 2 cups water and stir until blended.
  • Add one cup miniature marshmallows over the mixture.
  • Cake: Prepare one devil's food cake mix
  • Place pudding mixture in dutch oven and spoon cake mixture over top.
  • Top with one cup of chopped nuts.
  • Cover and bake 40-45 minutes.


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" We were a group of 13 who went rafting on the American River (South Fork). It was the most entertaining and exciting vacation we all had in a while. The crew were very friendly and the best I liked about Whitewater Voyages is their free camping. Even though it's free, this is one of the best camp grounds I have visited. Lunch provided during Rafting trip was the best you could ask for. Overall, I would rate Whitewater Voyages as one the best rafting companies I have experienced in the last 10 years. If at all I ever get an opportunity to raft again, I will definitely use this company again. NO doubt about that. "
- Chalapathi Rao
Union City, California

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11252 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238
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