American Whitewater Expeditions is pleased to offer first-class tent campground facilities to enhance your whitewater rafting experience. Let the stress and tension of everyday life fade away as you enjoy our swimming pool, play horseshoes or volleyball, or simply sit by the campfire and enjoy the great outdoors. We can provide you with all the camping gear that you need for your trip.
American Whitewater Expeditions private campground is situated within the 38 acres of American River Resort in the beautiful Coloma Valley. Our biggest asset is our campground location. All campsites are within a 5 minute easy walk to James Marshall Gold Discovery Park. James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah. This event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the West during the ensuing decades. The gold discovery site, located in the still visible tailrace of Sutter’s sawmill, in present day Coloma – California, is one of the most significant historic sites in the nation. Spend hours exploring historical sites, museum and hike along beautiful trails thoughout the park.
Our deluxe campground sits on a rise along the river just above Troublemaker Rapid on the South Fork of the American River. To make your stay with us as comfortable as possible there are FREE hot showers and newly renovated indoor restroom facilities just like at home, a swimming pool, a fishing pond stocked with bass and trout, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, flat grass-covered campsites with picnic tables and much more.
If you have any questions about camping please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-825-3205. We have an extensive FAQ page as well.
CAMPING EQUIPMENT RENTALS
If you are not a seasoned camper then we have all the equipment available to make your stay comfortable. All rentals must be reserved prior to your river trip. Rentals at the camp are subject to availability. American Whitewater staff will make sure that your tent is set up and ready for you before you arrive!