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River Park Resort - Resort Camping on the South Fork of the American River!

map iconJoin us at Beyond Limits Adventures for the finest multi-day rafting trips in California. Our deluxe 12-acre resort provides our overnight rafting guests an exceptionally comfortable camping experience. Located riverside on the South Fork American River with fabulous views, beaches and shady places to relax, River Park Resort is a great place to host your group's special event or family's vacation. You can add camping to your rafting trip when you reserve online!

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Welcome to Coloma, California "The Whitewater Capital" of the western US. This is where California's first gold was discovered in 1848 along the banks of the South Fork American River. Today you'll discover an incredible place for your group to enjoy the best river recreation in the west! Our facility was built for the sole purpose of hosting the most deluxe rafting adventures possible.

What is "Resort Camping"?
Some folks call it "glamping" but our goal is to offer our guests the most relaxing camping experience possible. We have cabin tents which are furnished with comfortable beds and cots. Relax in a lawn chair overlooking the American River enjoying a cool beverage while our staff prepares a bountiful meal for you and your friends. Off river activities include swimming, tubing, campfire, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, gold panning, casino and table games. Our resort features hot showers, flush toilets, and sinks for your use, please bring your own towels and toiletries.

Our group campsites are all river front and shaded by a quiet oak forest.

Our 2-day trips and overnight trips require a minimum group size of 4 persons. Meals are included for all 2 day and overnight packages. Please bring your own tents and camping gear for 2 day packages. If you would like to rent a cabin tent please add this option when you reserve your trip online or by phone.

Hot Showers, flush toilets and lavatories are available to all rafting guests.

During your 2-day or overnight trip, you will be served meals at our upper dining area. Our riverfront common campfire area is for campfires only, no cooking allowed. Please leave your stoves, grills and kitchen at home if you book a 2 day trip with us.

Beer Garden
Our beer garden features Sierra Nevada Brewing Company on tap, including their finest Pale Ale and Summer Fest Beer.

We also serve local wines from the Coloma Valley and El Dorado County wine country. Our 1 day rafting and wine tasting trips are available on certain days of the week and are a fun way to experience the rapids and wines of our unique area!

River Park Resort's camp store carries a large selection of beverages, snacks, beer, soda and souvenir items, including t-shirts, hats, and photographs of you and your friends on the river!


Cabin Tent Accommodations
Our 2 day trips include camping with your own equipment. River Park Resort offers cabin tent accommodations as an upgrade for our guests. Each tent will sleep 4 persons (2 adults & 2 youth). You may also bring your own tents to set up near your cabin tent for extra persons.

Our cabin tents and yurt are located on a bluff overlooking the river. Bring your own sleeping bags or pillows. You may also rent sleeping bags at our camp store.

Please note, we do NOT allow cooking on open fires inside our cabin tents/yurt. You may bring coolers with prepared food or enjoy one of the nearby restaurants.
Large Cabin Tents:
These upgraded outfitter cabin tents with foundations are set up for 2 adults and their gear. 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed are included, bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. Each tent can also accommodate 2 extra youths.

You may reserve our cabin tents when you book your rafting trip online or call to verify availability.
Price: $80 per night

The Riverview Yurt:
This deluxe bungalow tent provides the ultimate camping experience. It will hold up to 3 adults. Bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. The yurt can also accommodate 2 extra youths.

You may reserve our Yurt when you book your rafting trip online or call to verify availability.
Price: $100 per night


Items Needed for Resort Camping
The only equipment that is required to stay at our resort is your personal camping equipment (sleeping bag, tent, pad, and toiletries). We do not allow pets, but we can recommend boarding for your pet in our area.
Please bring: Towels, changes of clothes, Soap and toiletries, lawn chairs, sleeping bag, pillow, pad, tent (if needed), flashlight, sunscreen, swimsuit, sunglasses.
Our all-inclusive camping resort is great for kids. Kids can wade and fish from our beach at riverside. There are trails nearby and Marshall Gold Discovery Park is only a short hike from our resort.


Camping Equipment Rentals
2 person tent - $20.00 per night
Sleeping bags - $10.00 per two day stay.
Pads - $5.00 per two day stay.

Incidentals for camping such as firewood, ice, flashlights, repellent, sunscreen, etc. may be purchased at our camp store.

All-inclusive 2-day trips include lunch each day, dinner and breakfast. All meals are served buffet style.
2-day trip meals include:


  • Our hearty mesquite smoked bar-be-cue Dinner cooked at our outdoor grill with sides and beverages.
  • Pancake & Oatmeal Breakfast Bar - including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit juice and ice water.
  • Lunch - Burgers (meat and veggie) with salad, fresh fruit, cookies and beverage.

Beer and Wine may be purchased from our camp store anytime (normal business hours) during your stay.

For optional meals (such as breakfast on day 1) there are several fine restaurants located nearby within easy walking distance from our camp.

Do it Yourself Camping: $25 per person per night

If you are more of a do-it-yourself camper, we can accommodate your group at one of our group campsites, furnished with picnic tables and dining canopy. Bring your own tents and enjoy our beautiful river setting. Our riverfront Group campsites are designed for groups of 12 or more campers. Our smaller wooded sites are suitable for groups with fewer than 12 persons. All site have access to the river and our riverfront campfire pits. Do it your self campers should bring all of their own cooking gear with them.

Our camp store sells snacks, beverages, firewood, ice and some camping items. 

For large groups (24 plus) who plan to cook meals at our camp a resort fee will be charged for the use of our cleaning and trash facilities.


Contact River Park Resort

River Park Resort, 7321 River Park Drive, Lotus, CA 95651
Phone: 530-622-0553
Open: April through October




I had a blast rafting with Beyond Limits this year!

It was pretty easy to make reservations for my group. The Beyond Limits staff is super friendly and really helpful. My group did the South Fork (1/2 day) trip.

At 1:15, we were given all the safety rules. Since my group of 9 couldn't fit in 1 raft, we were split into 2 different rafts. Ashley ended up being my raft guide, and she was awesome! Ashley did a great job steering and telling us when to paddle forward.

It was a lot of fun rafting in the Class 3 river. Some of the waves was a bit scary, so I couldn't help but It was nice that we always stayed on the raft, so it never flipped over. We only jumped into the river to cool off, since it was pretty hot.

Overall, I'll definitely go rafting again with Beyond Limits. The staff is great, so you feel very safe with them.

August 2014, South Fork American - Afternoon trip