DESCRIPTION:

Ready for us to raft you and everything you need down the river to a secluded river side wilderness camping spot. This is the trip for you.

This phenomenal trip begins by meeting us at 9:00 where we you will be supplied with dry bags ( 1 per every two people) to place all of your camping equipment and other necessities in. Following packing you will be shuttled up to the top of the river canyon. There you will be outfitted with all the necessary river gear and given a safety orientation by one of our highly trained guides. Before tackling the chili bar section of the South Fork American. Stopping for a freshly prepared lunch along the river and getting to you riverside wilderness camp around 3:30. Enjoy your time swimming in the river, lounging on the beach, fishing or telling stories. During this time your guides will set-up the kitchen and get ready to serve you a luxurious meal complete with appetizers, beverages (both sangria and non-alcoholic), entrees and dessert. Camp out under a thousand stars before waking to a complete breakfast including coffee, tea and orange juice, hash browns, eggs, sausage and fresh fruit. Then as the sun warms the day we get back into our rafts to enjoy the lower (gorge) section of the South Fork American River. Finishing at Folsom Reservoir and getting shuttled back to your cars arriving back at your vehicles usually around 5:00.

What to Bring/WearWhat We ProvideFor Overnight Camping
For On the Raft
  • Secure footwear; old tennis shoes or sturdy sandals with heel straps such as Tevas, Keens, and Chacos. NO FLIP FLOPS OR BARE FEET!
  • Swimsuit or shorts and T-shirt to wear on the rafts.
  • Sunglasses with neck strap (Please be sure to bring a neck strap for any glasses you plan on wearing on the raft.)
  • Sunscreen and lip ointment
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Light cap or visor (optional)
  • Any medicines you require (please contact us beforehand to ensure we can accommodate any needs)
For After Your Trip
  • Optional gratuity for your hardworking guides
  • Dry Clothing
  • Water or other beverage
  • One professional, talented, and possibly humorous river guide
  • White water raft (Crewed by your provided guide at all times)
  • Personal Flotation Device (Life-jacket)
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Other required safety equipment
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent (optionally we can provide tents at no cost)
  • Warm clothing for the evening.
  • Personal care items (Toothbrush, deodorant,  hair care products, etc.)
  • Flashlight or headlamp

ITINERARY:

Day 1:

Arrival: You will meet us at 9 AM at the private Camp Lotus campground, where you'll meet your guide and be outfitted with everything you need to enjoy your trip, including paddles, life jackets and helmets. We will also provide your with dry bags to pack your sleeping bag and other camping equipment for its trip down the river.

The River: You'll enjoy some of the most fun rapids and beautiful views the American River has to offer. Along the way, we'll stop for a gourmet deli lunch along the river. Our day ends at the very same wilderness beach where you will be spending the evening.

Off the Water: You will arrive at the wilderness beach campground around 4 where you will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful camp ground. Then relax by the river while your guides prepare a filling dinner to be served later in the evening.

Day 2:

Morning: Wake up to coffee and following soon after a full breakfast including eggs, bacon, hash browns, and orange juice. Enjoy a leisurely pace and ready yourself for you second day of rafting.

The River: Enjoy a calm class II section of whitewater before plunging into The Gorge. Experience amazing class III rapids such as Fowler's Rock, Haystack Canyon, Satan's Cesspool, and Hospital Bar.

Off the Water: After your whitewater adventure enjoy a cool beverage and board transportation for a short trip back to Camp Lotus where you journey ends.

South Fork Wilderness Two Day

  • RIVER: SOUTH FORK AMERICAN RIVER
  • SECTION: THE NUGGET (PLACERVILLE) - CAMP LOTUS (COLOMA)
  • BEST FOR: FAMILIES, CORPORATE GROUPS, YOUTH GROUPS, EVERYONE!
  • LENGTH: 2 DAYS
  • CLASS: III
  • MIN. AGE: 7
  • SKILL: FIRST TIMER, ATHLETIC FIRST TIMER, INTERMEDIATE
  • DEPARTS FROM: CAMP LOTUS, 5461 BASSI RD., LOTUS, CA 95651 (MAP)
  • MEALS: Day 1: Lunch and Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch
  • MEET TIME:  9AM - APPROXIMATELY 5PM on Day 2

Saturdays $304

Other Days $294

 

Where to meet:

Camp Lotus

5461 Bassi Rd, Lotus, CA 95651