Trip Prep

In order to make sure you are fully prepared for your adventure with Mother Lode River Center, we’ve put together a checklist for planning purposes.

Have you read your confirmation email?

Check to make sure you are aware of your trip date and arrival time.

Do you know where you are going?

-Mother Lode River Center is located at 6280 Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651 
-Use our helpful page for more detailed directions.

Do you know what to bring?

• Rafting Attire
• Overnight Packing List
• Day Trip Packing List

Double-check your itinerary.

We recommend double-checking your itinerary a few times. Are you booked on your desired date and time? Do you have the equipment you  need? On-site reservation adjustments are accommodated to the best of our ability but are not guaranteed.

Have you paid your final balance?

Final balances are due 30 days prior to your trip date, unless you paid the full amount at the time of booking or purchased a coupon or voucher from a third party.

Do we have guest information on file for each participant?

It is important for us to know if you have any dietary or medical conditions prior to your arrival at the River Center.  If you didn’t include this information during your trip booking, please email us with this information.

Tops: Avoid wearing cotton.  Cotton sucks body heat away from the body when it gets wet.  Choose synthetic materials because they are quick-dry.  If its cooler, bring a fleece or wool outer layer for warmth.

Bottoms: We recommend wearing synthetic shorts that reach your knees, so there is fabric between you and the raft materials when you sit in the raft.

Swimsuit: We advise people to wear your swimming suit under your clothing, this way when you get soaked by the waves you will feel more comfortable.

Shoes: Closed toed shoes are STRONGLY recommended for all rafting trips.  No need to buy anything special as old tennis shoes work best!  Shoes must stay on feet so flip-flops and Crocs are not suitable as rafting footwear.

Hats: Baseball, sun visors, or brimmed hats are recommended for all river trips for sun protection and that will fit under our helmets.

Glasses and Sunglasses: If you plan to wear either of these out on a trip we STRONGLY advise that you use a “keeper cord” (Croakies, lanyard, etc) to secure them to your body.  Sunglasses are extremely helpful for avoiding the glare off the water.

Just Wanna Go Rafting?

Forms Downloads

Mother Lode River Center

Activites at Mother Lode

On The American River

At The Adventure Center

Team Building & River Skills

50th Anniversary Ropes Rafting

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