camping & lodging

The best camping location on the American River! Escape to the outdoors and select your level of comfort from Tent Camping, RV Sites, Glamping to Deluxe Cabin stays.


We are the basecamp for the the Adventure Capital of Northern California. Enjoy rafting, tubing, biking, wine tasting and much more, while immersed in Gold Rush History.

weddings & events

Specializing in breathtaking natural wedding venues set alongside the river, pond or in a grassy meadow! Featuring elegant yet rustic outdoor event locations to host your Wedding, Reception or Special Event.


the american river

Experience the best the Sierras have to offer. The American River Resort in Coloma is nestled on 30 wooded acres along the bank of the American River, and it is at the center of California Gold Country. Located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, the Resort is a few hours drive from from San Francisco or Reno. It’s easy to get here and easy to stay!

American River Resort is a ONE-STOP source for overnight camping and whitewater adventure. You can book a camping or RV site, or a luxury cabin, AND a river trip all at once. You can even purchase meals right here. Enjoy our in-ground swimming pool, stocked fishing pond, river access, play areas, free hot showers and fire pits and picnic tables in every site.

American River Resort is your convenient base camp as you explore all the adventure that’s available within a short walk or drive. Rafting, river tubing, hiking, fishing, historic sites, day trips to Folsom Lake or even Lake Tahoe. Whatever vacation adventure you take in El Dorado County, let American River Resort be where you stay.




Camp along the famous Troublemaker Rapid while taking in the view of Mt. Murphy. Glamp along the river in your private, spacious platform cabin tent.



American River’s Best Kept Secret. THE PERFECT GETAWAY MIX: Outside, nature’s wild beauty. Inside, clean, snug and modern.


rvs & trailers

Spacious RV spaces with full hookups including 30 amp power, water, sewage and a campsite with fire ring and picnic table. Just minutes from historic Coloma Gold Discovery Park.

Your Adventure Awaits

whitewater rafting on the american river

Daily Trips departing from the Resort

Discover Gold Country

James Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

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We’ll confirm your reservation immediately if you make a reservation by phone. If you use the reservation form below, you’ll receive a phone call or email within 24 hours. Office hours for phone reservations are 9:00AM to 5:00PM seven days a week. At other times, leave a message or send us an e-mail, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.