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Mother Lode River Center

Lotus, CA, USA
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About Mother Lode River Center
The only American River rafting company combining rafting plus a zip line & ropes challenge course. With 46 years of experience & the best safety record in the industry, we've guided over 290,000 happy guests on the 3 forks of the wildly popular American River. Our private campground spans 1/2 mile of riverfront with hot showers running on solar power, canvas tents & cottage rentals, huge riverside group camping sites, flush toilets, volleyball court, charming river stone walkways leading to beautiful river views, a calm eddy pool for swimming and soaking your feet, & close access to 25 miles of hiking & biking trails along the river. Our experienced professional staff will help with all your needs from whitewater rafting to gourmet meals. The River Center is an essential stop between the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. We start rafting in March and go all the way through October. In addition, we offer outdoor education & team building ropes course programs for schools & businesses.
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Harini N wrote a review Aug 2019
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We went for full river rafting. We were totally 13 people and two rafting boats. Really enjoyed and loved it. This is the second year I am rafting with them and both the times I loved it and so do my friends.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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bft72 wrote a review Sep 2018
california7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such a great time rafting with Mother Lode And camping that night at such an incredible price. Ben and his guides are all super nice, fun, and safe. Our teenage kids on their raft had a blast. On the next day we rafted with another company, and their guides were nothing like Mother Lode, so with that comparison, I would definitely come back to Mother Lode again and recommend Mother Lode to everyone.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Disco1970 wrote a review Aug 2018
Santa Rosa, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Even though summer gets hectic, we knew we needed to get up to Mother Lode for another rafting adventure. We love to stay in the tent cabins, raft the next day, have dinner at the property and then stay the night again. It's the perfect 2 night get way! The staff is great, the property is beautiful and the owner is a really nice down to earth guy that we had several nice conversations with as he walked through the property with his dog. We will definitely go back again and again!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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surfmom56 wrote a review Jul 2018
California3 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time rafting the South Fork of the American River. Our group included a few first timers who were quite nervous before the trip, but our guide made everyone feel comfortable and confident. The company provided a deli lunch before the trip. We began with safety instructions, and donned helmets and life vests. Our guide, Merrick, made sure to review all the safety instructions before each section of rapids. What an amazing experience! We really appreciated our guide's knowledge, expertise, and stories. It all made for a fantastic afternoon. There was time for swimming, jumping off a rock into the river, and floating up and down river in the swimmers' eddy. Thank you!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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stormcloud55 wrote a review Jun 2018
Tampa, Florida65 contributions7 helpful votes
It’s our honeymoon! Based on my 32 year olds recommendations we did the 1/2 day south fork trip. Perfect weather and a perfect day. Such great fun. Sean was our boat crew and was phenomenal!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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