california whitewater rafting

Whitewater rafting with Mother Lode

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

Challenge Ropes Course

High Ropes: Leap of Faith

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

Outdoor Education

Aaron watches as his students discuss their new findings.

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.


California Whitewater

JUST IN....2018 Whitewater Rafting Looking Good!

We can anticipate great rafting on the South and Middle Forks of the American River this season despite the dry …
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