Camping & Accommodations
on the American River

Exclusive for our Mother Lode Guests

Riverside Camping Starting at $20 a night!

Canvas Cabin Tents & Cots

Built on raised deck platforms, our sturdy canvas cabin tents are spacious enough to walk around in and can comfortably sleep up to 8 people on bunk style cots.

The facility was great – casual enough so everyone could run around and play freely, yet comfortable too. Flush toilets, hot-water showers, tent cabins with wooden floors off the dirt, cots all set up: the most luxurious ‘camping’ I’ve ever done!

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Dome Tents

Relax under the stars and let the sound of the river lull you to sleep. 

Enjoy every night you stay here at Mother Lode River Center.  No tent?? Not a problem! Rent one from our handy camp store!

Bring your own tent or  rent dome tents of various sizes that accommodate up to 6 people each.

Upon request, we’ll set them up for you prior to your arrival.

I can’t say enough about this rafting company…
They have a beautiful location right on the American River with large grassy areas to camp on.

It’s luxury, we had the privilege to stay in the largest tent cabin for a night and it was the most comfortable “camping” night I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to go back next year.”

Whether you prefer our canvas cabin platform tent accommodations, our yurt, or enjoying the great outdoors from the cozy confines of your own tent, you will always remember your visit to Mother Lode River Center.

Our 20-acre riverside camp is intended to provide an ambiance and charm that will make a lasting impression. We are located 60 mins east of Sacramento along the American River.

Explore gold country at camp and in the Coloma valley!

Amenities include a variety of camping options, delicious home cooked meals from our large commercial kitchen, modern showers and bathroom facilities, riverside fire rings and river sauna.

Points of interest in camp include a huge calm eddy pool for swimming, as well as charming stone walking paths leading to local
native American grinding stones.

Less than a five minute drive away,
history buffs will also want to visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and Sutter’s Mill where gold was discovered in California in 1848. Also, award-winning wineries and countless miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails are less than a mile away.

The facility was great – casual enough so everyone could run around and play freely, yet comfortable too. Flush toilets, hot-water showers, tent cabins with wooden floors off the dirt, cots all set up: the most luxurious ‘camping’ I’ve ever done!

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Team Building Programs for Groups

Businesses, Non-Profits, Sports Teams, Scout Troops, and Families and Friends

Offering Half Day & Full Day Programs All-Year Round for Ages 8+

Special 50th Anniversary Ropes and Rafting Events

Join us on  for a thrilling half-day of high ropes and rafting—no minimum group size required! Celebrate with us and book your adventure now!

Event Dates: June 15th, June 22, July 20th, July 27th, August 10th, August 17th