American River Resort

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Oak Canopies & Rushing Water

American River Resort is a camping and vacation rentals site nestled in a natural oak forest along the South Fork American River on Hwy 49 in Coloma, El Dorado County, California.

American River Resort entrance sign

Camping, RVs, Cabins

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. We have 35 RV sites with full hookups. And our anytime vacation rentals include 6 WiFi-enabled riverside cabins.

American River Resort office and Events Center


American River Resort sits at the heart of local history. In 1848 gold was discovered a few hundred yards downstream, igniting the biggest gold rush in history and changing our nation's course.

ARR's history began in the early 1970s by daughter of George Burns and Gracie Allen, Sandra Luckman. The original structures still exist, and ARR has preserved their architectural and visual style. ARR's current owners, long-time residents of the area are avid whitewater rafters. The resort's original name? Camp Coloma.

Fishing on the American River at American River ResortThe American River

What sets American River Resort apart is it's unique relationship to The American River and to the American River Canyon with its scenic locales and history. Conservation programs have kept the river pristine, preserving it's "wildness" as California's favorite whitewater river. Camping here lets you interact with the raw beauty and power of a major western river environment.

Four seasons at American River ResortFour Seasons Appeal

Each season has its own appeal at American River Resort. Summer months are busiest, but other seasons are just as full of potential for great getaways. The resort is open year round. So is the region with all its history, attractions, arts events, wineries, restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops—all within a short distance from us. Plan your next off-season traveling to include American River Resort with its vibrant and scenic surroundings.

American River Resort special eventsSpecial Events

American River Resort hosts private and public events of all sorts. Weddings and receptions are spectacular here! Organizations and groups have held retreats, banquets, educational camps, reunions, mini-conferences and other types of gatherings. Outdoor event options include open multi-use spaces, kitchen and picnic area. Our indoor Events Center includes full kitchen and bar facilities and a main hall which can hold 160 people for dinner.