South Fork American River – Map & Directions

Meeting Location: Rivers Bend Resort, 6400 CA-49, Lotus CA 95651

Please note that CA-49 is California State Highway 49 AKA Coloma St. Scroll down for Google map. 

Please print your map, cell phone reception is also not always available in these rural areas. We cannot be responsible for you getting lost and missing your trip. 

At the entrance to Rivers Bend Resort from HWY 49, there is a sign for Tributary, and H2O Adventures and a sign with the address.

Rendezvous Point:

Our staff will normally be there to greet and check-in clients about 10-15 mins before the meeting time with Release Forms for you to fill out if you have not brought them with you. There are restrooms located down the trail near the camping areas.

For morning trips: Meet in the parking lot by the Tributary sign and the picnic tables.

For afternoon trips: We launch from our camp, so proceed down the trail following the signs to Tributary Camp, which is the last camp on the trail, past the restrooms.

For camping the night before a trip: You are welcome to arrive anytime after 5pm. Park in the lot and follow the Tributary Camp sign down the trail to the last camp on the right, there is a camp host on site. There is a wheelbarrow at the entrance to camp for your use if you need it to bring your gear into camp. Reservations are required in advance through the office only see details at Rivers Bend Resort Camping.

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Google map for Tributary Whitewater Tours’ South Fork American River Rafting Trips:

South Fork American River Trips
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