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Tent camping

Camp Lotus takes great pride in providing campsites that give both individuals and groups a sense of being in the great outdoors, while still having the comforts that make your weekend getaway that much more relaxing. Trees grow throughout the campground providing ample shade through the summer months. All campers have access to the extensive riverfront along the banks of the South Fork American River. There are numerous beach access points, little coves, hidden fishing spots, and places to explore. 

Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Camp Lotus has 30 grassy, irrigated tent camping sites with adjacent parking, sized for groups from two to forty people. All campsites have fire rings (with a fire grate) along with a designated number of picnic tables based on site size. All campers have access to two separate bathroom and free shower facilities with flushing toilets and hot water, open 24 hours per day.


If your group is interested in access to a meeting hall/event facility while you're camping with us, please click here for more information.


Didn't bring firewood? We've got you covered. Camp Lotus sells firewood and you are also welcome to bring your own. Campfires are currently being restricted. Please see our policy below. 


We have propane BBQs available for rent upon request.

Click the link above for a full list of all Camp Lotus amenities.



Our tent camping rates start at $60.00 per night, for up to three people.

Larger group sites have higher minimums depending on site size.

Each additional guest over the site minimum is $20.00 per person per night.

Children one year and younger stay free.

There is a $7.00 nonrefundable reservation fee.


We take reservations for any day, and highly recommend advanced reservations for all-weekend camping. We require a deposit to secure a reservation. We accept all major credit cards. All reservations must be made by calling 530-622-8672. Camping deposits are refundable up to 10 days before your stay, less a $20 handling fee. Deposits will not be refunded for cancellations within 10 days of your reservation. If you would like to change the date of your stay and we can accommodate you, a $20 date change fee will apply.


RV and tent camping check-in time is at 2:00 p.m. and check-out time is at 12:00 noon. Children under one year of age stay for free. We have a strictly enforced quiet hours policy from 10:00 p.m. to 8 a.m. Quiet hours are to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable stay, so after 10:00 p.m. and before 8:00 am noise must stay within each group’s campsite. This allows all campers to enjoy their camping experience, whether talking around a campfire, laying under the stars, or drifting off to sleep. We all love dogs at Camp Lotus, but we do have a NO dogs policy. For additional campground rules, click here

We do not allow water balloons, drones, or ATVs. We also appreciate that you take large garbage items such as broken chairs, BBQs, air mattresses, etc., home with you to dispose of since we do not have the capacity for these items.

Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited during the burn season ban set by El Dorado County. This is generally from June through September but may fluctuate depending on conditions. We do allow propane campfires year-round and we sell Radiate portable fire pits at the Store. 

We ask that you not move any rocks or barriers and keep your vehicle in the parking spaces provided (please do not park on the grass).

No generators of any kind are allowed at any time. Amplified music is discouraged. We ask that all campers honor any request at any time of the day or night to lower their noise or music output.

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