Things to do...

The Coloma/Lotus Valley offers a number of amazing opportunities to those looking for excitement, exploration, or relaxation.

 
 
This picture is from the Upper South Fork American, a popular run that many use Camp Lotus to take-out from.

This picture is from the Upper South Fork American, a popular run that many use Camp Lotus to take-out from.

River Rafting/Kayaking

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.

 
One of many trails along the river canyon.

One of many trails along the river canyon.

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.

 
The entrance to Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

The entrance to Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

 
Numerous Wineries surrounding the valley

Numerous Wineries surrounding the valley

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.