When you stay at the Mother Lode River Center, you’ll quickly learn why locals affectionately refer to us as “MaLode”. In addition to the thrilling whitewater rafting, exciting challenge ropes and stimulating outdoor education programs you’ll discover many other reasons people love spending their vacations with us.

The facility was great – casual enough so everyone could run around and play freely, yet comfortable too. Flush toilets, hot-water showers, tent cabins with wooden floors off the dirt, cots all set up: the most luxurious ‘camping’ I’ve ever done!

Lisa B.

Mother Lode River Center MapRestroom Facilities

Our free modern solar powered bathroom facilities have clean, hot showers, sinks and toilets. Perfect for families.

Private Changing Areas

Enjoy privacy while changing into and out of river gear. Conveniently located next to the free restroom facilities.

Extensive Picnic Area

Bringing your own food? Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while using our expansive outdoor picnic area.

Eddy Pools

Relax, rejuvenate, and reminisce about your adventurous day in our calming eddy pools along the river.

Nisenan Grinding Rocks

Learn more about the Nisenan Indians and how they pounded and crushed acorns into flour on the Nisenan Grinding Rocks, right here on our campground.

Indian Grinding Holes Overlooking the South Fork of the American River