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50% Off Kids on Weekdays

American River Glamping

The perfect getaway awaits!

The Raft California riverfront campground in Lotus offers Canvas Tent rentals for the perfect American River rafting & camping experience. Located on the South Fork American River our campground has been upgraded during the past 2 winter seasons to offer so many amazing features including:

  • NEW showers & restrooms for the 2021 season
  • 10 four person canvas tents on private wood platforms
  • Camp Store with our sweet swag and grab n go accessories for rafting & camping
  • Trails for hiking around (& lugging your gear)
  • Games Galore! Giant jenga, ping pong, foosball, cornhole & horseshoes

Camping near San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite & Tahoe!

The South Fork American River Campground in Lotus is a short trip from the Bay Area & Lake Tahoe. Camping is available to our rafting guests in the summer months. Join us for a 1/2 day express trip, full day with lunch, or multi day with camping and meals included. Trips on the South Fork American River, Middle Fork American River, and Lower Middle Fork American Rivers provide dam controlled (guaranteed) flows from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Take advantage of our Weekday Family Rafting Specials where kids are 50% off Overnight trips!

You are welcome to bring your own tent, but our canvas tent rentals are really the way to go for a stress-free vacation.

4 Person Canvas Tents by the American River!

We have several Canvas Tents you can rent for that Glamping feeling on the American River. Each is secured to a wood platform with private deck and includes:

  • 4 cots
  • 4 sleeping pads (2″ thick)
  • 4 chairs (please keep on the deck)
  • solar lights that go on automatically at dusk

Sitting back and enjoying the sunset from your private deck

A great place to gather for appetizers, a cold drink or a moment of silence

Plenty of room for 4 and all your things

You can add your camping and/or canvas tent rental to your rafting trip reservation when booking online or on the phone. For our overnight trips, there are usually 2 nights of camping already included, so you would only need to add the canvas tent rental. If you are joining us for a half day or one day trip, you will also need to add camping ($15/person) in addition to the canvas tent. You are also welcome to bring your own tent if you are camping with us.

American River Rafting Trips

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