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

map iconJoin us at Beyond Limits Adventures for the finest rafting trips in California. Our deluxe 12-acre rafting center provides our guests an exceptionally comfortable river 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 rafting adventure. 

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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 whitewater rafting! Our rafting center was built for the sole purpose of hosting the most deluxe rafting adventures possible.



Beer Garden 
Our beer garden features Sierra Nevada Brewing Company ales along with lots of cold bottled beer.

We also serve local wines from the Coloma Valley and El Dorado County wine country. After rafting  please visit one of the three wineries with a mile or so from our camp. This is 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 and cold drinks.



Camping Accommodations
Our 2 day trips include camping with your own equipment on our wooded and private sites. You will have full use of our hot showers and flush toilets. Cooking of food is not allowed in our camping spaces but there are several good restaurants nearby to eat meals. If you have a large group we can cater extra meals in our dining area during your stay. You will need to call our office to set up this service. 


Our newly refurbished cabin tents and yurt are located on a bluff overlooking the river. You will be able to book these tents starting in June of 2020. Call or text us for availability and reservations!

Large Cabin Tent site:
This site includes 2 cabin tents which hold 4 persons each. There are also a few spaces for tent camping as well.
Each tent has a double bed and a bunk bed with camping pads, and a cot. 
This site has picnic tables and a private beach in front. 
This is a perfect riverfront site for larger groups up to 10 persons.
Prices range from $300 to $600 per night


The Riverview Yurt site:
This site includes our riverview yurt and a cabin tent which hold 4 persons each.
Each tent has a double bed and bunk beds with camping pads.
This site has picnic tables and a private beach in front.
Our yurt is very comfortable and this site holds up to 6 persons

Prices range from $120 to $300 per night


Items Needed for Camping
Please bring 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.

Other things to bring: Towels, changes of clothes, lawn chairs, pillow, tent (if needed), flashlight, sunscreen, swimsuit, sunglasses.

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

There are several fine restaurants located nearby within easy walking distance from our camp.

Light cooking is allowed at our resort with backpacking stoves only. Please leave your bbq grills and kitchenware at home if you book a trip with us. There are plenty of good restaurants within walking distance of camp that need your business. Don't forget to bring your own sleeping bags, towels and pillows during your stay. We do not provide these items. Beyond Limits can provide catered meals for large groups, please contact us for information on this service.


We do not allow pets in camp

We do not allow cooking or grilling in our camping areas

Campfires are seasonal and may not be allowed during the summer. If allowed, our staff will start a campfire for you in a designated fire pit only.

We do not allow fireworks. 

Smoking is not allowed in our tents, campsites or in public areas of our resort. If you do smoke, you must discard of the butts in your own metal can and take with you when you leave.

Please recycle and put your trash in one of our waste bins located throughout camp.

Quiet hours are 10:00PM to 8:00AM

Electricity is not available in the tent sites

No loud music or generators are allowed in camp.

Contact Us

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




Big thanks to John, our guide for the afternoon south fork trip today. This was the first rafting trip for my wife and I and we will remember it for a long time to come. He was very nice, answered any and all questions we had during the trip and shared lots of great stories too.

I will definitely let anyone I know about your trips if they come out to the area. It was well worth the trip for us. This was one day of our week long trip to Lake Tahoe to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Thanks again.

July 2014, South Fork American - Lower Half Day Rafting Trip