Is American River Resort a private campground?
Yes, it's a private campground on private property. All guests must check in at the reception office. 

Are day passes available?
Sorry, no. Put-in or take-out privileges are reserved for our guests and our affiliate rafting companies, American Whitewater Expeditions and American River Recreation.

May I invite outside visitors to my site?
All outside visitors must check in at the office to get a parking pass. The fee is $10 per person  regardless of length of visit.

Do you provide fire grates for the fire pits?
No. Bring your own equipment for cooking over a fire.

Do you provide firewood?
Yes. We have firewood bundles for sale in the lodge store.

What items do you sell in your store?
Firewood, ice, drinks, snacks, general necessities, beer, wine and souvenirs.

Do you allow pets?
Yes. See our pet rules here.

How do I get to the resort?
See the map and driving directions here.

What items should we bring for camping at American River Resort?
It depends on how long you plan to camp and on other variables such as the weather and if you prepare your own meals or eat at local food places. We provide picnic tables and fire pits, bathrooms and shower facilities. You provide basically everything else, including soap, towels, etc, for bathrooms and shower (though we do provide toilet paper). Here are printable lists of camping items suggested by REI and Coleman.