Meander Down the Merced River

Operating Season

  • Open for the 2023 season. Season length is dependent on the depth of the river and is projected to last through the end of August. Raft rental operations may close sooner if river levels drop before then.

Spend the afternoon rafting in Yosemite--you'll have tons of fun while cooling off and taking in some amazing views. Your trip will include a 3-mile float down the Merced River in a raft that holds 2-4 people.

The Yosemite rafting season varies from year to year and depends on factors such as the depth of the rivers, the temperature of the water and the seasonal snowmelt. With a good snowpack year, the season can last anywhere from the middle of July to the end of August.

Rafting Information


Adult, Child

$30.50 per person

Ticket Purchase Visitors can book a four-person raft at the Curry Village Tour and Activities Kiosk
Rental Location & Departure

All raft rentals depart from Curry Village.

A shuttle will pick you up at Sentinel Beach to return you back to the starting location at Curry Village.

NOTE: Two capable paddlers are required per raft, including at least one adult per boat, and children under 50 lbs. are not permitted in rental rafts. For safety reason, we cannot make any exceptions to these rules.