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    Toll Free Phone:

    Local 1-530-888-6515
    Fax 1-530-888-0634

    Mailing Address:

    Whitewater Excitement, Inc.
    PO Box 5992
    Auburn, CA 95604


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    Whitewater Excitement – South Fork Basecamp
    6580 Highway 49 – Lotus, CA 95651

    ***Please do not rely on your GPS or phone for directions as only Verizon works in our area.***

    From Sacramento  

    • Take Highway 50 east toward Placerville and South Lake Tahoe.
    • Exit Ponderosa Rd (Exit #37) in Shingle Springs. This is 1 mile past the town of Cameron Park.
    • Turn left on Ponderosa Rd and cross over Highway 50.
    • At the second stop light (immediately over the overpass), turn right on North Shingle Rd towards Coloma.
    • Drive 4.5 miles and you’ll come to a curve in the road, keep left, this is Lotus Rd.
    • Drive 7 miles on Lotus Rd. Lotus Rd will dead-end into Highway 49.
    • Turn left on Highway 49 and drive 1.7 miles.
    • Start slowing down at the 1.5-mile mark.
    • Look for the Whitewater Excitement sign on the left.
    • Turn left into the driveway, stay to the right and follow the signs to the WWE parking area.

    From South Lake Tahoe

    • Take Highway 50 west to Placerville.
    • Turn right on Highway 49 (Spring Street, sign to Coloma).
    • Follow Highway 49 to Coloma.
    • Pass Marshall Gold State Park and you’ll cross a bridge over the river.
    • Drive 1.5 miles past the bridge to the Whitewater Excitement sign on the left.
    • Turn into the driveway, stay to the right and follow the signs to the WWE parking area

    From Auburn

    • Exit Highway 49 Southbound towards Placerville/Cool.
    • Follow Highway 49 down the canyon.
    • At the bottom of the canyon turn right across the bridge and up to the town of Cool.
    • Four miles past Cool is Pilot Hill.
    • Drive 5.5 miles past the town of Pilot Hill and look for Whitewater Excitement sign on the right.
    • Turn into the driveway, stay to the right and follow the signs to the WWE parking area.

    WWE Sign on the Side of Hwy 49

    Whitewater Excitement Entrance sign


    South Fork American River Trips meet at various times (please see above or specific trip information PDFs) at the WWE camp store. Please be on time as we only wait a short time for late arrivals. (If you are on a 2-day trip and camping the night before your trip, the arrival time for camping is 5:30 pm or after – also check above for our 2-day breakfast times). Please check in with our staff and they will be happy to answer any questions. Once everyone has checked in, we begin your trip. Your car keys will be kept in a locked location while rafting.

    RUNNING LATE/ LOST CALL 800-750-2386

    Office Hours

    April – September

    Monday – Friday
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    October – March

    Tuesday – Thursday
    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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