The memories you will make on an overnight rafting trip with AVA are ones that you will remember for a lifetime; rafting by day, sitting by a fire, talking about the day’s events and eating homemade food by night, followed by a slumber under the stars. If this sounds like something to quench your adventurous spirit, be sure to check out some of our overnight trips on the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers. We provide all the rafting and camping gear as well as all of the food for meals. The guides will assist with setting up camp, as well as cook your meals for you. We do not require any previous camping or rafting experience for our beginner level trips. If you have never camped before but are looking for your first experience, what better way than to do a guided overnight river trip and sleep with the soothing sounds of a river bank?

overnight rafting

Although we provide the gear you will need, there are just a few things you will want to remember to bring. First of all, the only piece of gear we either ask you to bring or that we have available for rent is a sleeping bag. For the rafting you will want to wear some kind of athletic wear or a bathing suit under your wet suit, which we would provide. Make sure not to wear any cotton or denim, as it will make you very cold once it gets wet. We also require everyone to wear some kind of secure shoes, no flip-flops or crocs.


For the camping you are going to want to bring the following:

  • Personal items for sleepingovernight rafting
  • Toiletries
  • BYOB adult beverages (no glass bottles, please!)
  • Extra warm clothing (be prepared for our Rocky Mountain evening chill)
  • Non-cotton clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Camp shoes and raft shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle

Feeling ready for an overnight river trip yet? Give our trip specialists a call to book your overnight adventure with AVA Rafting! 877-723-8464