East Fork of the Carson River is a nice overnight run with natural hot springs and easy (class II-III) whitewater. Late spring or early summer, depending on snow pack this winter. California Creeks - East Fork Carson River
Grand Ronde, in Northeastern Oregon. There's a great stretch from Minam Store to Powwatka Bridge, or farther, if you like. You can rent boats at the put-in. Beautiful, lush, scenery, mellow whitewater, lovely campsites, mountain goats. No permit lottery - just self-register at the put-in. It's a perfect family trip, in my opinion.
I live in Eureka. Raftin there since 80. Hawkins Bar to Tish Tang would be perfect. Hawkins to Willow Creek needs 4k cfs up to 20k or more. It's pretty, can camp anywhere practially, including put in. Great campground at finish, Tish Tang.
Big Foot and one other Co in WC rent all the goods. Message me for any more info