You’ve come to the right place for fun, especially this year! The Coloma-Lotus Valley is enjoying plenty of water in the South Fork of the American River. Come for the river; come for the hills and trails; come to explore the place where the Gold Rush was born!


    rafting Satan's Cesspool rapid on the South Fork American

    Paddle the American

    After one of the wettest winters on record, the Coloma-Lotus Valley is enjoying plenty of water in the South Fork of the American River, which means that the rafting and kayaking are sublime. Learn more »

    historic recreation at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

    Visit the Gold Rush

    Marshall Gold Discovery Park pays homage to the rip-roaring days of the California Gold Rush. Pan for gold, time your visit for one of the park’s many Living History days, or simply wander in the park museum for a quick history lesson. Learn more »

    Explore the Outdoors

    In need of some communing with nature or cardio time? A network of hiking trails in the state park or magnificent Cronan Ranch feature kid-friendly strolls or challenging mountain bike loops. Learn more »


    wedding at David Girard Vineyard

    Stage your Event

    Getting married? A ceremony by the river might just be perfect, and local event centers cater to your reception needs. Families and reunion groups are also welcome. Learn more »

    Sample Wines & Foods

    A burgeoning wine industry caters to discerning tastebuds. Follow the American River Wine and Ag trail featuring historic family farms, wineries and restaurants. Learn more »

    Featured Business

    Bella Vista is a 5 acre Estate Property with ponds, streams, waterfalls, a swimming lagoon with a beach. There is a panoramic view of the Coloma/Lotus Valley and American River. The interior […] Learn more »