Maps and Directions
Below are the Shuttle Stops on a map of Coloma and Lotus. You can use Google Maps to get directions from where you are.
Coloma Shuttle Route Pick Up Locations
River Park Village: Around the center grassy island / waterfall near post office. Do not park directly in front of any business or you may be towed. Ask the Shuttle Driver for your parking pass. You must display the daily parking pass on your dash.
Henningsen Lotus Park: The loading zone just past the rivers edge by the electrical outlet. Please remember to pay your user fees at the booth. ($5.00 per raft & $1.00 per kayak)
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park: North Beach loading zone near the ranger both. Please pay your user fees at the booth.
Skunk Hollow: Loading zone along the center block wall. If leaving a car here please self register & pay at the iron ranger in parking lot.
Greenwood Creek: Green gate at the end of the parking lot. Please do not block the gate.
Camp Lotus: Lower parking lot near the volleyball courts. (available upon special request only)
Coloma Resort: Outside parking lot at entrance gate. (available upon special request only)
American River Resort: Next to the pond just past the entrance to park. (available upon special request only)
THE SOUTH FORK OF THE AMERICAN RIVER
Mile By Mile:
0 Put-In: Chili Bar River Access. Fees charged.
0.6 Meatgrinder Class III+
1.3 Racehorse Bend Class III
1.5 Maya Class II-III.
2.0 African Queen Rapid. Class II.
3.1 Triple Threat Rapid Class III.
Miner’s Creek. on river right. is a recommended lunch stop with rest room facilities.
4.4 Indian Creek enters on river left. Beginning of Quiet zone.
5.2 Troublemaker Rapid Class III+.
5.2 American River Resort River Campground. Fees charged.
5.5 Coloma Resort Campground. Fees charged.
5.6 Coloma Bridge. built in 1917.
5.7 Sutter’s’s Mill site.
6.0 Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park – North Beach River Access Area. Fees charged. Picnic and rest room facilities
7.1 Old Scary Class II.
7.4 Highway 49 Bridge River Access. Parking under bridge and in River Park Village Shopping Center is prohibited.
8.0 Henningsen-Lotus County Park River Access (funded by the Dept. of Boating and Waterways). Fees charged.
9.0 Camp Lotus Campground. Fees charged.
9.1 Barking Dog Class II.
10.6 Current Divider Class II+.
11.2 Highway Class II.
11.5 Greenwood Creek on river right. End of the Quiet Zone.
12.0 Cable Corner Class II.
12.2 BLM public land on river right is a recommended lunch/camping area with rest room facilities.
12.8 There are several lunch/camping sites (no facilities on BLM public lands between Hastings Creek and mile 13.4.)
15.8 Fowler’s Rock Beginning of the Gorge. Class III-
16.2 Upper Haystack Canyon Class III
16.9 Satan’s Cesspool Class III+
17.0 Deadman’s Drop or Son of Satan’s Class II+
17.6 Lower Haystack Canyon Class II+
17.7 BLM land to mile 18.1
18.1 Weber Creek enters on river left at mile
18.2 Bouncing Rock Class II+
18.6 Hospital Bar Class III
18.7 Recovery Room Class II+
19.4 Surprise Rapid. Class III
20.5 Skunk Hollow/Salmon Falls Bridge take-out on the right bank upstream of the bridge. Parking fees $10.00 per car.