The Coloma Shuttle is a private boater shuttle service on the South Fork of the American River funded by a grant from the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District.  It is a program of the American River Recreation Association, a nonprofit river advocacy and educational organization.

Our shuttle schedules are arranged so that you can eliminate the hassle of “the shuttle” out of your day and the carbon monoxide out of the environment. To read more about the Shuttle program and our mission click here.


Our inexpensive daily membership fee of $10.00 per person includes a seat on one of our 14 passenger air conditioned van and trailer rigged for your boats and gear to/from one of our many shuttle stops.

Are you planning a full day on the river? Give us a call at 530-303-2404 for more information on full river shuttles.

Shuttle Schedules

If you are here boating just for the day or camping at one of the many campgrounds here in the valley, leave the driving to us.  We offer several pickup and drop-off locations.


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Ready to book your seats for Chili Bar or the Gorge? We strongly suggest reservations as our shuttles fill-up frequently throughout the season.

Customer Support and Comments

In need of a little help in organizing your drop-offs and pickups or maybe you have a large group and need a private shuttle? We are always happy to help you get on the road. We greatly appreciate your business and welcome any suggestions and comments from our customers. Please contact us at 530-303-2404 or send an email with any questions / comments you may have.


Interested in knowing what the river is flowing? Just click on Dreamflows above and get the information you need.

Thank You!

Thank you for making The Coloma Shuttle program a success! As always, we look forward to shuttling you through the Coloma and Lotus valley.

What happy boaters look like when they leave the shuttle driving to us!
What happy boaters look like when they leave the shuttle driving to us!