Whitewater Fun and Recreation for Everyone

All three forks of the American boast miles of trails and places to wade, fish, or relax.

Enjoy natural surroundings and beauty - from whitewater rafting, kayaking, lake paddling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and more.

North Fork

Spring Challenge
Class IV/V
The North Fork of the American River offers challenging, splash-in-your-face fun in a wild and scenic canyon.

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Middle Fork

Wilderness Adventure
Class IV
The Middle Fork of the American River delivers thrilling whitewater, wildlife, history and wilderness camping.

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South Fork

Fun for Everyone
Class III+
The South Fork of the American River has action-packed rapids that are fun for families and thrill-seekers alike.

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Paddle the River

Whitewater outfitters offer options for quiet floats with children, wild action for gung-ho paddlers, and everything in-between.

Hit the Trails

All three forks of the American boast miles of trails and places to swim, fish, or relax. Enjoy the natural beauty and open space to your hearts content.

Surround yourself in nature's wonder. Enjoy a day of hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, or whitewater rafting. The opportunities in Coloma for an outdoor adventure await you around every corner.

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