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Camp along the tranquil banks of the American River or enjoy the comforts of home in one of the many local Airbnb’s.

*All of our multi-day trips include one night of tent camping. *

Staying overnight at our group campsite is a great way to extend your stay in the beautiful Lotus Valley. Why rush home when you can spend a beautiful evening enjoying the clear night’s sky and a roaring campfire. Camping at the beautiful Camp Lotus offers an affordable alternative to other accommodations as well as a chance to get closer to nature.

If glamping it up is more your style, scroll down to see some other options close to our South Fork meeting site at Camp Lotus. Whether you are looking for a small riverfront cabin, that cozy bed and breakfast, or a sophisticated yurt.

WET South Fork

Tent Camping Site

Located at the beautiful Camp Lotus. This large grassy group tent camping site with adjacent parking located along the American River is just a short walk from our South Fork meeting point. Enjoy sitting around the fire ring as you stare up at the stars and listen to the river running by. All campers have access to two separate bathroom and shower facilities with flush toilets and hot water.

Dome tents, BBQ grill with charcoal may be added for an additional cost. Want to leave all of the cooking gear behind? Ask us about our fully catered overnight trips that include lunch, dinner and breakfast the next day!


Camping: $20 Per Person/Per Night

BBQ Rental with Charcoal: $20

Tent Rental: (Set up in your site before you arrive and taken down after you depart. Sleeping pads, sleeping bags, pillows, and toiletries are NOT included)

2-Person Dome Tent – $20 Per Tent
3-Person Dome Tent – $30 Per Tent
5-Person Dome Tent – $50 Per Tent

**Reservations for camping, rentals and meals must be made in advance.**

WET River Trips Camp Kitchen in Lotus, CA

Camp Lotus has grassy, irrigated tent camping sites with adjacent parking, RV sites with full hook-ups and cozy cabins located along the South Fork of the American River. All camp sites have fire rings (with a fire grate) along with picnic tables. All campers have access to two separate bathroom and shower facilities with flush toilets and hot water. 

**Tent camping (in the WET campsite located within Camp Lotus) can be reserved with your whitewater rafting trip. Dome tents are included with your tent camping stay. See tent sizing above. Camping and tent rentals must be made in advance.


Cosumnes Cabin
1-4 people
2 night minimum stay

Mokelumne Cabin 
1-5 people
2 night minimum stay

Middle and North Fork Rooms
1-2 people per room
1 queen bed each

South Fork Room
1-3 people per room
1 queen bed and 1 twin bed in a shared room

Yuba Cabin
1-4 people
2 night minimum stay

2 night minimum stay

Coloma Resort provides nearly one mile of river front camping along the South Fork of the American River. Every tent camping and RV site is level and has its own picnic table, campfire ring and water/electricity hook-ups. There are also 5 different cabin types to choose from.

Shuttles to and from the Coloma Resort can be arranged for your whitewater rafting trip.


Gold Rush Cabins
Maximum of 4 guests per cabin
Pets are NOT permitted

Boom Town Cabins
Maximum of 8 guests per cabin
No charge for up to two children under five years old in same Cabin
Pets are permitted. $10 per pet/per night

Family Bunkhouses
Maximum of 8 guests per Family Bunkhouse Room
No charge for up to two children under five years old in same Family Bunkhouse Room
Pets are permitted in specific cabins only. $25 per pet/per night in pet friendly cabins

Miners Cabins
Maximum of 4 guests per cabin
Pets are NOT permitted

South Fork Cabins
4 – 6 guests, depending on the specific Cabin’s maximum occupancy
Pets are permitted in specific Cabins only. $25 per pet/per night in pet friendly Cabins.

Country Cottage
Maximum of 6 guests
Pets are NOT permitted

Choose from seven stylish and tranquil accommodations that offer luxury amenities, you’ll find that each room is lovingly decorated with comfortable furnishings and décor throughout. Each guest room has its own private bathroom that features plush bathrobes, luxury shower, and towels. A gourmet breakfast is also included in your stay that is served in the dining area.

 All accommodations include an in-room fireplace and either a private patio or deck that offers views of our gardens, pond, or views of local the Gold Country foothills. Make your stay with us even more special by booking one of the guest rooms which feature a private soaking tub on the patio.

The Historic Cary House Hotel is a calm and quiet sanctuary among the Sierra foothills. This historic, smoke-free location, with spectacular period pieces and antiques dating back to 1857, is matched by exceptional service, dedication to detail and a friendly, comfortable environment with free wi-fi and free parking. Relax in individually designed, uniquely appointed guest rooms featuring cable television, antique and vintage furnishings, free wireless Internet access, complimentary local calls and old west history.

Imagine a relaxing vacation in the heart of Northern California’s Gold Country, secluded on your own 120 acre winery estate. Stay comfortably with your family in this 3,600 sqft custom home with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, large custom kitchen with granite counter tops.

**Up to 12 Guests

Almost like waking up in a secret garden, Enchanted April Inn offers guests a charming oasis for rest and relaxation complete with private sitting room and fireplace. Listen carefully and you will hear the wind in the willows while gazing from the high windows above the delightful spring-fed pond hosting a family of sprightly wood ducks. Guests delight at the view of the expansive pastures dotted with peacefully grazing horses.

Bella Vista offers unique panoramic views and countless waterscapes. Ponds, streams, waterfalls, and private beach with lagoon. Interior graced with columns, antiques, and artwork. Amenities include robes, flat screen t.v., microwave, refrigerator and free WiFi.

**2 Guests

This cozy, mid-century style home is on a quiet stretch of the river just below Marshall Gold Discovery Park. Walk down the stairs from the deck and splash in the river! The 1,000sq ft. deck offers space to enjoy the outdoors. Comfy furnishings make up this 900 sq.ft. home.

**4 Guests

Newly remodeled, spacious home on 4.5 acres, with 300 feet of waterfront on the South Fork American River. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, updated kitchen, large wrap-around deck, 1 formal living room and 2 dens, 4 wood stoves. Beds include 1 king, 4 queens, and 1 twin (in downstairs den area).

**10 Guests

Our cottage is a one bedroom, one bathroom small home, with a stocked kitchen & bathroom with towels, shampoo, soap, blow dryer, first aid kit, etc.. The bedroom has a freshly made queen sized bed and there is a futon in the living room. There is also a TV & VCR with family movies, board games, books and Weber charcoal BBQ for your own private use.

**4 Guests

This studio is unique and fun! There is a new outhouse just outside with flushing toilet. There is also a full bath-house about 200 feet away with an additional toilet, shower & sink. This location provides linens, towels, coffee, shampoo, soap, bug spray & sunscreen. The studio does also have a full size kitchen stocked with all of the basic essentials.

**4 Guests

This charming 1940’s cabin on the South Fork of the American River overlooks the river and the surrounding hills from its large covered deck, with direct access to a private sandy beach with tree shade and plenty of chairs. The cabin is clean and comfortable, and is newly refurbished including a large and fully equipped kitchen, a great room upstairs and a game room downstairs, organic beds and cotton, organic or non-allergenic bedding.

**6 Guests

Camp Nauvoo stands for beautiful gathering place. The mission of Camp Nauvoo is to be that gathering place to bring family and friends together in beautiful and natural surroundings. Camp Nauvoo is a hidden gem featuring 86.5 secluded acres located near Placerville in Gold Country featuring a Tahoe like environment with a beautiful meadow with year round Weber Creek running through it. A perfect place for those that love the outdoors. 

The property features a lodge with kitchen as well as restrooms with showers (flush toilets). 2 Glamping safari tent sites, 2 teepee sites, 8 regular tent camping sites and 3 large group sites. There is a playground, volleyball and basketball courts along with many miles of hiking trails and of course swimming in Weber Creek. We also have a campfire bowl that has group stadium seating and a lighted stage for entertainment. BBQ provided in common area adjacent to the lodge.

Welcome to Paradise, a 32 foot Outdoor RV travel trailer. Enjoy amazing views, fire pit and a propane BBQ. The one bedroom trailer is out fitted with top of the line linens, cookware and outdoor tableware. Paradise is located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills on a 5 acre horse ranch. They have farm fresh eggs available, a seasonal vegetable garden and fruit trees. Five miles from Cool, and 3 miles to Cronan Ranch where you can run, hike, mountain bike or ride horses.

**4 Guests

On the east side of the North Fork American River, where the Colfax Iowa Hill Road crosses the river. There are 15 designated primitive campsites with picnic tables, garbage receptables, pit toilets, and fire rings. Seasonal fire restrictions may apply. No drinking water is available. A narrow paved road serves the campground. There is a 14 day camping limit. Dogs are allowed.

*16.6 miles (23 minutes) from the Middle and North Fork meeting location

Located on the Middle Fork American River, on the Placer County side, this campground offers 5 primitive campsites. The campground is at the end of a 2.5 mile gravel/dirt road. Vehicles with high clearance are strongly recommended.

Picnic tables, garbage receptables, pit toilets, and fire rings are provided. Seasonal fire restrictions may apply. No drinking water is available. Dogs are allowed. Campground is operated on a first come first serve basis.

*10.4 miles (23 minutes) from the Middle and North Fork meeting location

 Located on the north west shore of Sugar Pine Reservoir, this campground is set in a cedar and pine forest overlooking the reservoir.  It is near the North Fork of the American River with access to trails, OHV riding and swimming. There are 30 campsites near a little creek that feeds Sugar Pine Reservoir. Do not confuse this campground with Sugar Pine Point. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Picnic tables, garbage receptables, pit toilets, and fire rings are provided.

*35.6 miles (57 minutes) from the Middle and North Fork meeting location

 Located 13 miles Northeast of Foresthill this campground offers tent and RV camping. Picnic tables, garbage receptables, pit toilets, showers, trailer dump stations and fire rings are provided. Reservations must be made 3 weeks in advance.

*31.1 miles (46 minutes) from the Middle and North Fork meeting location

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