Consistently the best of the best. The food, the camp, the river, and some of the best people you’ll ever run over rapids with and the best places to stop. Year after year... No one compares. Simply the very best. Love them so much!!
— Patty O 2016

We approach the camping experience in the same way we approach our river trips, with a dedication to personal service and a commitment to quality. River Runners offers hassle free camping in our dedicated campsite. Our campsite is lush, green and right next to the river with hot showers and flush toilets.  We set up your tent for you as part of your package (1 tent per 2 people in your group). We have a lighted seating area where we serve your meals, access to power to charge your phones and a campfire with benches where we build you a fire in the evening. Our meals are prepared fresh and à la carte so you can make your plate the way you like it. Good food and real plates really make the camping experience feel very civilized.  Check out our menu.

Two Day/Two Night - South Fork of the American River (Class 3) Rafting Vacation

Relax, unwind and unplug with River Runners' premier two day rafting adventure on the South Fork of the American River. Two days with River Runners includes camping at the lovely and green Camp Lotus - a private campground, five meals prepared with love and fresh ingredients, campfires, smores and so much more! Camping with River Runners is hassle free, just bring your sleeping pad and bag, we even set your tents up before you arrive.

This trip combines both of the beautiful Chili Bar and Gorge sections of river to give you a complete, memorable and inspiring California rafting experience. 

Check in anytime after 4pm on the evening prior to your first day on the river at the River Runners site in Camp Lotus 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus California, 95651.

Check out is approximately 4pm on your second river day.

Total water time Day 1 is approximately 6 hours

Total water time Day 2 is approximately 4 hours

$310 per person (all inclusive) 

  • Meals are included
  • 2 nights camping at Camp Lotus
  • Tents (1 tent per 2 people) included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees included
  • Tax is included
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Gorge (Class 3) South Fork of the American River Rafting Adventure

One Day Rafting/Two night camping package

This is class 3 California rafting at its best! You will love the river...all rivers after rafting the Gorge. This magical day begins gently and ends with a bang, giving you time to relax and experience the excitement of the South Fork of the American all in one day.

Camp two nights under the stars, enjoy 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 Dinner.  We provide you a deluxe camping experience in our dedicated grassy site right by the river. Enjoy all the magic and fun of camping without all the work! 

One tent per two people in your group is provided and set up prior to your arrival. If you would like more tents you can rent extra from us and they will be set up prior to your arrival also. 

Check in any time AFTER 4pm at the River Runners site in Camp Lotus, 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus California, 95651.

Check out may vary depending on the needs of the group and river level  but is usually 5pm.

Distance 12 Miles

Time on water 6 hours 

$225 per person (all inclusive)

  • 4 meals included
  • Tents are included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees are included
  • Tax is included

 

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Gorge (Class 3) South Fork of the American River Rafting Adventure

One Day Rafting/One night camping with breakfast

This is class 3 California rafting at its best! You will love the river...all rivers after rafting the Gorge. This magical day begins gently and ends with a bang, giving you time to relax and experience the excitement of the South Fork of the American all in one day.

Camp one night under the stars and enjoy breakfast before you get on the river.  We provide you a deluxe camping experience in our dedicated grassy site right by the river. Enjoy all the magic and fun of camping without all the work! 

One tent per two people in your group is provided and set up prior to your arrival. If you would like more tents you can rent extra from us and they will be set up prior to your arrival also. 

Check in any time AFTER 4pm at the River Runners site in Camp Lotus, 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus California, 95651.

Check out may vary depending on the needs of the group and river level  but is usually 5pm.

Distance 12 Miles

Time on water 6 hours 

$165 per person (all inclusive)

  • Breakfast included
  • Tents are included
  • 1 night of camping included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees are included
  • Tax is included
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One Day Chili Bar (Class 3) with Camping and Breakfast

South Fork of the American River Rafting Adventure

Early in the morning the sun will be creeping down the steep canyon walls as you begin your descent from Chili Bar to Coloma. Beautiful, historical and exciting, this adventure introduces you to the fun and beauty of whitewater rafting. 

Camp with us the night before your trip to enjoy a more relaxed pace the morning of your trip. Enjoy breakfast with us the morning of your trip.

Check in is any after 4pm the evening before your river trip, at the River Runners site in Camp Lotus, 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus California, 95651.

Check out may vary depending on the needs of the group and the river level but is usually 3pm

Distance 9 miles

Time on water 4 hours (not including lunch) 

$145 per person (all inclusive)

  • Lunch is included
  • 1 tent per 2 people included
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking and use fees at Camp Lotus are included
  • All government fees are included
  • Tax is included

 

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