Both Coloma Resort and Mother Lode River Center have zip lines and offer challenge ropes courses. You can contact them directly for more information; see the directory listings below.

Activities & Education

  • Brainwork! Writing Tutoring, Training
    Academic tutoring and life skills coaching for youth and adults. Math and more! Learn the material, and learn how to learn. Individual and group sessions. Free consultation. 530-295-3488 530-295-3488
  • Mother Lode River Center
    Mother Lode River Center
    A beautiful riverside recreation facility offering experiential education in Gold Rush History and River Ecology and a challenge ropes course. We have 45+ years on the American River. 530-626-4187
  • Mother Lode Prospecting
    Prospecting gear, gold panning, Info, rental sluices, camping, fishing, outdoor, gear, worms, firewood, charcoal, river shoes, float tubes, sunglasses ,river stuff , kid stuff,  umbrellas, chairs, local items, knives, much more.7170 Hwy 49 Suite #8, Lotus CA 530-748-9150
  • Current Adventures
    Current Adventure Kayak School & Trips
    Over 25 years guiding and adventures in California and beyond! Professional, local instructors, small classes of 3:1 ratio. Whitewater and lake outings. Kids & Adults camps. 1-888-4kayaking (888-452-9254)
  • Coloma Outdoor Discovery School
    A Non Profit, outdoor learning center on the South Fork near the Gold Discovery Park within the Coloma Resort. 1-4 day experiences in gold rush history, science and ropes challenges. (530) 621-2298
  • Gold Discovery Park Association
    Gold Discovery Park Assoc.- Nonprofit organization dedicated to the interpretation and conservation of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The Gold Rush Mercantile: books, gifts, souvenirs, historic items, jewelry and much 530-622-6198 
  • California Canoe & Kayak
    California Canoe & Kayak is celebrating our 45th year! Now, conveniently next to Marco’s Café, we provide whitewater kayaking instruction, free demos, sales and service. We are the Gold Country’s oldest whitewater kayaking school and are a Jackson Kayak Authorized dealer. 800-366-9804
  • American River Pottery
    Lessons in Wheel Throwing and Hand Building are designed for those who have never worked with clay or those who just want to improve their skills.
  • Wine & Dine Gold Country
    A one-stop guide to wineries, restaurants, lodging, events, shopping and activities in Gold Country. 530-333-0394