1. California whitewater rafting on the American River

    Family Floats

    Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a […]

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    Celebrate Mother’s Day in Coloma!

    There are plenty of beautiful places to celebrate Mom this year, but one of your top spots should be the Coloma-Lotus Valley and the South Fork American River! We’ve got it all…

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    2nd Annual Opening Day on the River-Sat. Apr. 5th!

    Opening Day on the River is a celebration of the start of the Whitewater season on the South Fork American River. Starting with kayak clinics from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and concluding with a BBQ, Films, Raffle and Music from 4:00 – 10:00 pm, Opening Day is for all river enthusiasts. Water activities are at various locations on the South Fork; land festivities take place at the California Canoe & Kayak Outpost, 7221 Hwy 49, Lotus, CA 95651.

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    Summer 2014 Whitewater Rafting!!!

    Even though the drought is very serious, there is some good news concerning the South Fork American River and Whitewater Rafting for the Summer 2014 Season. Splish, splash! We’ve got water!!!

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    Celebrate TrailFest and National Get Outdoors Day in Coloma!

    I think nearly everyday in the Coloma-Lotus Valley is a reminder to get outdoors and play, but this Sunday is actually National GET OUTDOORS Day! Come Play! Mother Lode River Center is hosting a National Get Outdoors Day Celebration, the LoCol Farmer’s Market is open, and it is the 10th Annual American River TrailFest! Be there, or be the only one who isn’t!

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    Ready, Set…Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

    Well, the Coloma-Lotus Valley is officially OPEN FOR BUSINESS for the 2013 Summer Season! All the seasonal businesses are open to serve your dining, lodging or recreational needs, the river is flowing and that Summertime feeling is here! So, come catch the buzz!

    Memorial Day weekend is our official kick-off to the Summer Season. From a bird’s eye view, you would probably see a plethora of tents, cabins, RV’s, rafts, kayaks, barbeques and families recreating, but from the view of the South Fork American River, you will just see a bunch of people having good ol’ fashioned family fun in the great outdoors!

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    Coloma: Home to Fall Festivals & Family Fun!

    The kids are back in school, Labor Day has come and gone and the weather is starting to cool off as Fall approaches, but do NOT fret…the Coloma-Lotus Valley still has plenty of fun to offer in the coming weeks!