Whitewater Rafting

Lis continuing through Satan's Cesspool...

You get everything you want with three forks of the American River to choose from. Family fun, adventure seekers and the truly daring.

Challenge Ropes Course

Leap of Faith Element

Are you ready for a physical and mental workout? Then you’ll love our challenge ropes course!

Outdoor Education

River Science Program

If you like learning and want to gain a deeper connection and appreciation for the great outdoors, you can’t miss our outdoors educational programs.



Mother Lode River Center is located along the South Fork American River in Northern California. One hour from Sacramento and three hours from the Bay Area.

6280 Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651



Camping the way you want. Tents, Glamour Camping, Retreat House – it’s your choice.


Chamberlain Falls on the North Fork American River

Atmospheric River Delivers Rafting Flows!

The atmospheric river has just delivered sufficient water for rafting on the South and Middle Forks of the American River …
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