Middle Fork American Trip Logistics

middle fork american river trips

VIEW DIRECTIONS / Places to Stay / places to eat
middle fork one day check-in time:  8:00 am
ALL TWO DAY COMBOS:
CHECK IN AFTER 5:30 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR TRIP
FIRST DAY BREAKFAST TIMES FOR ALL 2 DAY TRIPS
  • SFMF 2 DAY COMBO – BREAKFAST – 8:00 AM
  • ULTIMATE SFMF 2 DAY COMBO – BREAKFAST – 7:15 AM
  • MFSF 2 DAY COMBO – BREAKFAST – 6:30 AM
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Middle Fork Trips meet at 8:00 am at the WWE Driver’s Flat Meeting area near Auburn, CA. 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, 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 with an hour and 15 minute shuttle ride to Oxbow put-in. Your car keys will be kept in a locked location while rafting.

 

Directions to Whitewater Excitement’s Middle Fork Meeting Area ***Please do not rely on your GPS or phone for directions as only Verizon works in our area.***

From Sacramento:  

  • Take Hwy 80 east to Auburn.
  • Exit at Auburn Ravine Rd./Foresthill Rd. Exit #121
  • Turn right onto Foresthill Rd and continue 8 miles towards the town of Foresthill, crossing over the famous Foresthill Bridge.
  • Turn left into the parking lot just past Driver’s Flat Rd. Do not drive down Driver’s Flat Rd, the parking lot is just past Driver’s Flat Rd on the left side. Look for the Whitewater Excitement vans.

From Reno/North Shore Tahoe:

  • Take Hwy 80 west to Auburn.
  • Exit at Auburn Ravine Rd/Foresthill Rd. Exit #121
  • Turn left onto Foresthill Rd, go over freeway and continue 8 miles towards the town of Foresthill,
    crossing over the famous Foresthill Bridge.
  • Turn left into the parking lot just past Driver’s Flat Rd. Do not drive down Driver’s Flat Rd, the
    parking lot is just past Driver’s Flat Rd on the left side. Look for the Whitewater Excitement vans.

RUNNING LATE/ LOST CALL 530-642-2546

Places to Stay

Campgrounds

We have our own private camp area, only for WWE Guests, right on the banks of the South Fork of the American river. Our facilities include: bathrooms with hot showers, flush toilets, sinks and mirrors, recreation areas with volleyball, horseshoe pits, and ping pong. All of our camp areas are group areas that are assigned prior to your arriving. Smaller sized groups could be sharing an area with another smaller sized group.

Reservations for the WWE Camp Area can be made by calling our office at 1-800-750-2386. Cost for camping is $10 – $14.00 per person per night. We do also have areas for RV’s, however, we do not have any hook-ups available.

Coloma Resort (530) 621-2267

LODGING

Hotels / Motels
South Fork American River Rafting trips with Whitewater Excitement, Inc. and Holiday Inn.Holiday Inn, Auburn (530) 887-8787
Motel 6, Cameron Park (530) 677-7177
Quality Inn, Cameron Park (530) 677-2203
Best Western, Auburn (800) 201-0121
Gold Country Inn, Placerville, CA (530) 622-3124
Mother Lode Motel, Placerville, CA (530) 622-0895
Cary House Historic Hotel, Placerville, CA (530) 622-4271

Bed & Breakfasts

Villa Florintina  Coloma, CA (916) 778-0109
Enchanted April Inn Cool, CA (916) 939-9144
Powers Mansion Inn  Auburn, CA (530) 885-1166

Cottages by the River

Coloma Cottages, Coloma, CA (530) 334-3479

 PLACES TO EAT

American River Pizza (530) 887-1969 (10 min away)
We serve a variety of great food including, Appetizers, BBQ Ribs, Salad Bar, Sandwiches, Burgers, Wraps, Pasta Dishes, Pizza, Beer, Local Wines, Beverages and Much More.

Marco’s Cafe (530) 677-7177 (3 min away)
Great outdoor Summer dining experience serving Roman style pizza, salad, curry, rice bowls, local beer and wine.

Cafe Mahjaic (530) 622-9587 (5 min away)
Dinners at Café Mahjaic are New American, a mixture of all ethnic backgrounds. All foods, sauces and breads made from scratch using naturally raised organic meats and grains. Daily specials. Restaurant now open Wed. – Sun.

Sierra Rizing Bakery, Catering & Coffee House (916) 642-1308 (4 min away)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner fare with locally roasted coffee, fresh baked goods, soups, salads, pastas, pot pies and more. Enjoy daily dinner specials, fine desserts and espresso well into the evening.  Open daily year round.

Coloma Club Café  (530)626-6390 (3 min away)
Café open 6:30 a.m. Great family style eatery, full bar, live music every weekend.


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