Things to do...
The Coloma/Lotus Valley offers a number of amazing opportunities to those looking for excitement, exploration, or relaxation.
The South Fork American River is one of the most popular rafting and kayaking rivers in the world. Multiple sections allow guests to paddle Class I up to Class IV. The local business page has a number of raft companies that offer trips on the river. Camp Lotus, being the popular put-in and take-out for multiple sections provides a perfect place to base your adventure from.
Hiking and Biking
There are numerous biking and hiking trails in the Coloma-Lotus Valley. Camp Lotus has a short trail on-site, and many additional trails are within a few miles of the campground. Popular trails include the Monroe Trail (see below) Dave Moore Nature Trail, Greenwood Creek, Cronan Ranch and Magnolia trail network. Additionally, there are endless trails within an hour radius in the Auburn State Recreation Area, American River Parkway and the El Dorado National Forest.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park
Camp Lotus sits only a few miles from the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. The Park offers numerous trails including the Monroe trail, multiple exhibits, and a museum. A great place to spend the afternoon exploring.