Whitewater Excitement American River Campground and Facilities

Our Private Riverside campground is one of the best on the river!

Situated along the banks of the South Fork American River, our campground offers the ideal combination of excitement and comfort for our rafting guests. With over 35 years of focused efforts on five select rivers, we’ve developed some of California’s finest facilities for your enjoyment. Our secluded 20-acre wilderness site, situated near Coloma, provides exclusive access to the riverbank, ensuring a private and serene experience reserved solely for our guests.

Tent Camping

The majority of our campground hosts tent camping sites. These sites are not like a traditional campground, but segmented by the natural landscape of our camp, and each include a fire ring, picnic table, and view of the river. The cost of camping is $15 per night per person.

Our Deluxe Cabin Tents

Prefer not to rough it on a ground mat? No problem! Our campground offers five Deluxe Cabin Tents – spacious canvas tents perched on raised platforms, overlooking the river while accommodating up to five guests. Each tent features one queen bed with a mattress and three single wooden beds with sleeping pads, ensuring a comfortable night’s rest. Complete with a picnic table and fire ring, these tents offer both convenience and charm. These tents rent for $80 per night, plus a $15 camping fee per person for those without a multi-day trip already booked.

Our Facilities


Our American River campground includes modern individual bathroom and shower facilities with Hot water, flushing toilets, sinks, mirrors, and privacy.


Our Store Building is where guests can check in for their trip, purchase souvenirs, and look at photos from the days rafting trip. It includes a covered seating area outside with tables, chairs, and several outlets to charge electronics. We also have free wifi available for our guests.


Our Multi-day trips include meals prepared and served for guest at our professional outdoor kitchen and dining area. Our Camp Cook dishes out fantastic meals for breakfast and dinners throughout the season!


In case guests don’t get enough exercise on the rafts, our campground has a sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits available for play!

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