Are company picnics getting a bit ho-hum? Consider Mother Lode River Center for your next corporate getaway. As the only whitewater rafting outfitter on the American River to offer a challenge ropes course and zip line, Mother Lode provides a unique opportunity for your team to practice effective communication, support one another, and have a blast. Zipping through trees and charging down whitewater rapids can offer professional and personal development that no Power Point presentation or happy hour can provide. Staying at our private 20-acre riverside camp is the perfect way to get out of the office and into nature. Stake tents under the stars, or stay in our luxury glamping cabins and retreat center. Whatever you decide, a little time at Mother Lode can go a long way towards building your team’s camaraderie and refreshing their focus. Warning: The river spirit is contagious!




“The Mother Lode River Center and staff were the most gracious, engaging, & entertaining hosts! They all were so wonderful to work with at every part of the event. Making the coordination & execution of a 100+ team camping trip seamless, extremely fun – but most importantly, full of team building. The Carta Team had an absolute blast and still buzz about it in conversations today! We can’t wait to come back!”

-Amethyst, Carta



We have hosted groups such as Ebay, Nugget Market, Carta, Unity Care and Apple. Our friendly staff will help you create a custom package that fits your company’s needs. Enjoy mouthwatering meals, listen to live music around the campfire, and camp next to the soothing sound of the river. 





  • Experience with corporate groups since 1972
  • One of California’s original whitewater outfitters
  • Ropes Course & Zip Line
  • A variety of options to accommodate any skill level or age
  • Top notch guides provide a safe and fun experience
  • Luxury tent camping, cottage rentals, and retreat house available
  • Delectable, healthy meals to fuel your adventure
  • Professional business coaches available
  • Add-ons such as live campfire music, morning yoga, and more!


Ready to book? Call our reservationist Penny (530) 626-4187 to create your own trip today!