Live River Cam
View our live video stream of Troublemaker rapid! See the beauty and power of The South Fork American River as it flows through American River Resort. Take control of the camera for tilt, pan and zoom. What will you see?
Do you have memories of camping with your family as a kid? At ARR, the Great American Camping Tradition is alive and well!Read More
Every season is beautiful at ARR. Our cabins provide romantic getaways, relaxing retreats, or an adventurous alternative to boring hotel rooms.Read More
RV campers return often to the places that treat them best. American River Resort gets high marks from our RV guests.Read More
Campfire Ghost Stories +
At camp, dinner's done, but the fire still glows. Evening has turned to night and the circle of campers gathers close to the warm flames. Outside the circle, deep shadows extend into the forest. The conversation slows, and someone says, "Have you heard the story of the girl who stood on the grave?"Read More
King Fire Fully Contained +
We're grateful to report the King Fire was declared fully contained on October 9 and that the Coloma Valley was untouched. Here at American River Resort, we experienced no adverse effects from the King Fire except for some smoke that blanketed the area a couple of nights.Read More
5 Tips for Storing Camping Gear +
Imagine your first camping trip of 2015. You've booked your favorite site at American River Resort. Winter is finally gone, and the kids are excited for camp. A day ahead, you start pulling out the gear to check it and make inventory. Wait, what's that awful smell?Read More
Fall Camping at ARR +
Summer will soon fade to Fall bringing many reasons for booking a fun seasons-changing stay at ARR. With school in session, families enjoy Fall weekend camping. And kids love the autumn outdoors. Don't deprive yourself of last-chance camping before the long winter sets in!Read More
AMERICAN RIVER RESORT IS IN COLOMA, THE CENTER OF CALIFORNIA GOLD COUNTRY • NOT FAR FROM SAN FRANCISCO OR LAKE TAHOE • EASY TO GET HERE • EASY TO STAY!
30 wooded river-front acres on the American River. Classic camping atmosphere for family camping and group camping. Play areas, free hot showers, fire pits and picnic tables in every site. Here's 10 Reasons To Love American River Resort.
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Lots To Do for Families
Besides all the fun at ARR for families, Coloma and El Dorado County are full of adventures for all ages. Whitewater rafting, kayaking, historic discoveries, horseback riding, fishing, biking, hiking. American River Resort is your base camp for a day-hike in High Sierras or picnic at Lake Tahoe. Return to ARR, watch the stars and fall asleep to the sound of the rushing river.
Go on your own exciting rafting adventure with two professional rafting companies right here. Claim a rock and watch rafters and kayakers from all over the globe negotiate the class III+ Trouble Maker rapids. The natural power and beauty of the American River's South Fork draws camping and river enthusiasts to ARR from all around.
Your Own Gold Rush
Take a short walk to Marshall Gold Discovery State Park for your own Gold Rush Experience. Relive the beginnings of the Gold Rush and try your hand at gold panning. Picturesque Hwy 49 leads to many other historical adventures. American River Resort's location makes it easy to explore the Motherlode!
Adventures for Two
Coming without the kids? Camp, park your RV, or have a romantic getaway in one of our modern comfortable cabins. Have fun on the river, visit nearby wineries, restaurants, shops, art galleries, museums. Staying at American River Resort gives you freedom for adventure or relaxation. There's so much to do during a day at ARR. Take time for two!
California History Field Trips for Kids
ARR's exciting and flexible field trip program lets parents and teachers plan the 2-day California history adventure of their choosing. We provide accommodations in our riverside cabins on the banks of California's most historic river! See a list of suggested activities and sample agendas.