An ideal climate.
Below the snow and above the fog, the weather is gentle most of the time. Toasty summers provide a great excuse for jumping in the river or gathering for a family barbecue.
Many Lodging options.
Private campgrounds offer hundreds of tree-shaded sites along the river, and bed and breakfast inns provide luxurious alternatives.
On summer weekends you will find plenty of live music at several valley venues. Come dance to your favorite bands!
The Gold Rush started here. Reminders of the past are everywhere you look.
Clear, rushing waters of the South Fork of the American River provide a perfect setting for family rafting and kayaking adventures. Numerous whitewater and kayaking companies offer great ways to experience the water. Celebration venues.
Whether it's a wedding or an office get-together, the perfect ambiance awaits groups of 20 to 500.
The area abounds in taste treats from organic farms, wineries, and citrus groves. Friendly local businesses.
A sense of community.
The can-do, friendly folks here have a long tradition of helping one another and working together. Great schools make the community even better.
From restaurants and shops to massage therapists and melodrama theatre, life is comfortable.
Plus so much more. Sit back, relax, dip your toes into the river, and watch your worries float away.