Apologies for the focus on the South Fork; we’ll be expanding to include the other forks as time permits. If you have maps or other information to share, please contact us.

El Dorado National Forest – USDA Forest Service site with links to fire and aviation, maps, FAQs, and permit information for the El Dorado National Forest.

Tahoe National Forest – USDA Forest Service site with links to fire and aviation, maps, FAQs, and permit information.

Driving Maps

The American River can be found in California, U.S.A., about halfway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe.

thumbnailRoad map for a section of northern California, showing the relationship between San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Coloma.

thumbnailRoad map that shows Coloma, Lotus, Marshall Park, Chili Bar, and the most widely-traveled local roads.

Aerial Views

Aerial tour of Coloma and Lotus.

TerraServer aerial images and topographic maps of Coloma and Lotus. This site allows you to zoom in close enough to see larger buildings.

River Maps

thumbnail(Pictured left) From Chili Bar to Salmon Falls takeout, with roads and access points.

More detailed map covering Chili Bar to Camp Lotus.

More detailed map covering Camp Lotus to Salmon Falls.

Links to More Maps

The Coloma Valley Maps & Views page has additional maps of the Coloma area, along with links to other northern California map resources.