Mailing Address - PO Box 455, Coloma, CA 95613. 1) Clean, generously sized campsites. The natural power and beauty of the American River's South Fork draws camping and river enthusiasts to ARR from all around. (Sorry, no hookups). Two campgrounds, Bandy Creek (TN) and Blue Heron (KY) are highly developed sites with many amenities while the Alum Ford Campground (KY) offers a limited number of primitive campsites. Our Address: 6019 New River Road, Coloma, CA, 95613.Our GPS coordinates: N38o 47.929', W120o 53.061'. Secluded nooks and riverside camping is abundant throughout our campground. American River Resort is the home of American Whitewater Expeditions and American River Recreation. Oak trees overhead or open sky. You do not have to book this separately from your rafting adventure, when reserving your rafting trip online there will be an option to add camping. And the river will always be here for all your anniversaries to come.

Need Directions? Many trips still running in, Lower Middle Fork American River – Class 2 | Perfect for kids 4+ This is a Class 2 Rafting Trip suitable for Ages 4+! Save on camping, RV and Cabin stays. Injuries while swimming are rare; self-rescue is usually easy but group assistance may be required to avoid long swims.". A favorite getaway in the California Foothills region.

This makes the resort a ONE-STOP source for overnight camping and whitewater adventure. Camping is available to our rafting guests @ $15/person for each night. The kids notice some campers enjoying the swimming pool on the other side of the fishing pond. See a list of suggested activities and sample agendas. Many of these are privately owned campgrounds that cater to the whitewater rafting community. Strong eddies and powerful current effects can be found, particularly on large-volume rivers. They experly traverse the famous Trouble Maker rapid just yards from where you sit and continue on downstream. As soon as the kids glimpse it through the trees, they want out.

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, historic discoveries, horseback riding, fishing, biking, hiking. The natural power and beauty of the American River's South Fork draws camping and river enthusiasts to ARR from all around. Might sound corny, but when you're here, and it's happening, it all becomes true.

*If you are looking to go camping on the river, but not interested in a rafting trip, please Contact Us. Open Fires – We usually have a ban on open flames (campfires, charcoal BBQ’s etc) in the peak summer months when California is especially susceptible to fires. Staying at American River Resort gives you freedom for adventure or relaxation. The stable sells firewood and ice and has an ATM on site.

If this is your first visit to American River Resort, please consult our driving directions below and print this page!

Please be aware that we do not provide any BBQ’s or kitchen items, you are welcome to bring your own. Lots To Do for Families. 7) Open play areas. The famous Troublemaker rapid on the South Fork American River. It's the American River flowing past the resort. 10) 10pm quiet time and controlled entrance gate. Troublemaker is rated Class III+ on the standardized scale. Besides all the fun at ARR for families, Coloma and El Dorado County are full of adventures for all ages. Additional meals are not included with 1 day trips, we do offer meals on our overnight trips. Check out ARR's current special deals! our river camp is full of secluded nooks for sleeping out under the stars. Camp, park your RV, or have a romantic getaway in one of our modern comfortable cabins. Wi-Fi is also available at the stables. We'll confirm your reservation immediately if you make a reservation by phone. Click, Middle Fork American River – Class 4 Whitewater Rafting!

The valley grows cool, and it's bedtime. Eventually. If you use the reservation form below, you'll receive a phone call or email within 24hrs. Propane cook stoves & BBQ’s are allowed, so we suggest you plan on bringing those if you are cooking at camp. Two equestrian campgrounds, Bear Creek (KY) and Station Camp (TN) are both highly developed campgrounds managed by the park.

4) Picnic tables and firepits in every site. Our riverside campground is perfect for any size group! Tell your friends that Troublemaker is streaming live here! Later, you all play some frisbee in one of the resort's grassy play areas.

You get directions for finding your family's campsite and return to the car where excitement is running high. Learn more about the emerald ash borer [295 kb PDF]. Claim a rock and watch rafters and kayakers from all over the globe negotiate the class III+ Trouble Maker rapids.

We've got spots for your campers and RV's. Government parks and public lands are generally considered day use only, with a few notable exceptions in the more remote regions of the canyon. Tell your friends that Troublemaker is streaming live here! Deluxe River-Front: $280/night River-Front: $225/night River-View: $185/night, Deluxe River-Front: $250/night River-Front: $200/night River-View: $170/night. The sweeping river flowing alongside, like your love for each other, never stopping. "Maybe tomorrow," you repeat half a dozen times. Our overnight trips usually include 1-2 nights camping already. 9) Swimming pool. We offer 2 person and 4 person canvas tent rentals for a more “glamping” experience. To your family's relief, you finally spot the American River Resort sign signaling the end of a 3-hour drive. If you’re on a tour of Gold Country, you can’t pass us up – Coloma is where the Gold Rush began when James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848. Although there are no campground stores, Bandy Creek Stables has a small tack store that carries limited supplies of convenience items for campers. We have American River whitewater rafting trips suitable for all age including families with kids ages 4 and up!

After S’mores, the sun has set and the stars shine down through the trees. You can book a camp or RV site or a luxury cabin AND a river trip all at once. This is a Class 4 Rafting Trip suitable for Ages 14+! American River Resort is a favorite place for rafters to camp or stay because of our: Famous Troublemaker rapid runs right past ARR.

ARR's exciting and flexible field trip program lets parents and teachers plan the 2-day California history adventure of their choosing. Detailed RATE CHART including off-season rates here. American River Resort's #1 lodging and vacation rentals also include WiFi-enabled riverside cabins. Classic camping atmosphere for family camping and group camping. Take a short walk to Marshall Gold Discovery State Park for your own Gold Rush Experience. Class III is defined as: "Rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be difficult to avoid and which can swamp an open canoe. There's so much to do during a day at ARR. Is getting married the natural next thing for you two? There’s still time to go rafting! Keeping your promise (as if you had a choice), you take the kids on the short walk to the river's edge. up to 25 people (additional $20/person with 50 total max.). Add a message to your friend. Coming without the kids? We have American River whitewater rafting trips suitable for all age including families with kids ages 4 and up! Click the snapshot button above (bottom right) then click top of screen to post to your Facebook or Twitter feed. American River Resort's location makes it easy to explore the Motherlode! For large groups we have a private riverside area located within the 40 acre Private Campground. Then you flame-broil some marshmallows. (Suggestions: share that you like ARR and think your friend will too; say you need help to win the prize! Be sure to copy/paste this link in your post --->, ALL IN ONE PLACE! Camping option for our day trip rafting guests. Check out our Map & Directions page. Here's 10 Reasons To Love American River Resort. Return to ARR, watch the stars and fall asleep to the sound of the rushing river.

If you’re going to or from Tahoe, Coloma is a riverside town to stay for a night. Cots, sleeping pads & chairs are provided, depending on the size you rent these come with either 2 or 4 of each.

Detailed RATE CHART including off-season rates here.

Picturesque Hwy 49 leads to many other historical adventures. Coloma, located on Highway 49 between Auburn and Placerville, is a perfect stop-over spot for an California RV trip. Firewood Notice: Firewood brought in from outside the park is prohibited.

; give a date you'll be camping here and invite your friend to reserve the same date. Relive the beginnings of the Gold Rush and try your hand at gold panning. American River Resort is your base camp for a day-hike in High Sierras or picnic at Lake Tahoe.

Weddings at ARR are always unforgettable. Some of our amazing employees are certified yoga, and massage therapists – inquire with us if you are interested in additional activities.

Winter hours are more limited. You're camping in one of the region's most beautiful oak-forested valleys. Many of our guests bring their own kitchen items to cook at camp. Riverside Camping on the South Fork American River in Lotus, CA Join us for a whitewater rafting and camping adventure on the American River! Click the snapshot button above (bottom right) then click top of screen to post to your Facebook or Twitter feed. This is the ideal camp area for groups who would like a secluded area. Be aware that most food and cooking items should be brought as needed but can be augmented with select items if you forget.