With trips designed to engage and excite even the grumpiest of teenagers, Mother Lode River Center is the perfect summer destination for your family adventures. That’s right, you heard us correctly. Fun for the whole family!

Your guides were very capable and took their responsibilities seriously. We were able to enjoy the beauty and thrill of the river without fear of unsafe conditions with our two kids on board.

Family Adventures – With Benefits!

Father and son prepare to head out rafting!Private camping spaces

Feel at ease overnight with our wide variety of accommodations, designed to fit your specific needs.

Health-conscious meal options

With an on-site vegetable garden and area partners, many of the home cooked meals here at Mother Lode are both local and organic.

A focused, educational atmosphere

Connecting over 270,000 guests with nature over the last 40 years, environmental education plays a role in every program and activity.

Commitment to safety

Each staff member carries First Aid/CPR and Swiftwater Rescue certifications.


Looking for a place to stay?

River Cottage: Living RoomA perfect choice for family adventures…

Lodging in our cozy and charming River Cottage allows you to enjoy the warmth, privacy and amenities of an actual home while still being steps away from all the outdoor activities Mother Lode has to offer. For just $190 per night, you can’t beat the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.

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