River Trip Program

Tents

Rivertrip

Each October “The River Trip” program brings California history to life for one
week in the city of Red Bluff, and one week in the town of Colusa. During our
Living History program you and your class will be transported back in time to an
1840’s fur trapping camp along the Sacramento River. The class will get to
experience four interpretive stations that make up the complex operations of the
camp.

Station 1

Station 1:“Traders Tent”- the class will appoint a “Chief” to negotiate the trapping
rights with the visiting trappers.

Hunter's Tent

Station 2 and 3: “Hunters Tent” and “Camp Keepers Tent”- the class will learn the
many challenges faced in keeping a large group of men fed and healthy in the
wilderness.

Trapper's Tent

Station 4: “Trappers Tent” - the class will learn just what brought this group to the wilds of California.

River Trip Flyer

First Contact (Teacher's Letter)

River Trip Application

If you wish to attend the Sutter's Fort River Trip please complete the application and send it to:

Sutter’s Fort River Trip
2701 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about the River Trip please refer to the frequently asked questions

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The entire presentation takes 2 hours and will begin promptly at the appointed
time. You should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Fees for the program
are $4.00 each for both adults and students.