Places to Eat Near the South Fork

hamburger from Take-a-Bite deli in LotusThe Coloma-Lotus valley offers diverse culinary choices, including outdoor cafés, fine restaurants, Mexican and Italian menus, and a bakery with pastries and coffee to die for. Keep in mind that many of these dining establishments are seasonal, with peak operating times in the summer months, so check their websites or call ahead if you’re visiting in the off-season.

 

  • Gorilla Rock Tacos
    Open for lunch and dinner, family oriented with a large patio. Fresh locally sourced ingredients with gift shop and snack items. Local wines/over 150 different beers & 16 local taps.
  • Sierra Rizing Bakery, Catering & Coffee House
    Open year round, 7 days a week. Enjoy breakfast and lunch well into the afternoon. Featuring Locally Roasted coffee, espresso drinks, beer & wine, freshly baked pastries and a wide verity of homemade desserts. Catering available. 530-642-1308
  • Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe
    Argonaut Farm to Fork Café
    A cozy, riverfront restaurant located right in the gold discovery park. Open everyday for breakfast & lunch, featuring an organic and locally sourced menu. Full espresso bar serving Sacramento’s own Temple coffee! Catering available. 530-626-7345
  • Squallys on the River
    Where you are family. Pizza, BBQ, Salads and more. Large groups/events welcomed. Located in River Park Village next to the 49 bridge. Open 11am-9pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed on Tuesday  530-622-1213
  • Camp Lotus Deli
    Deli with great coffee, fresh baked goods and sandwiches, and outstanding drink selections. Open 8-5 daily from Memorial Day-Labor Day. (530) 622-8672
  • The Lotus Pub
    Open Wednesday-Saturday at 4pm. Outdoor setting in the spring/summer. Beer and Wine. No reservations needed. 530-642-2114
  • Rise Up General Store & Deli
    Wholesome breakfast and lunches made fresh to order. Enjoy ice cream, smoothies, local beer and wine. Missing something? We are a General Market with Camping & River supplies. Pre Orders Welcome. 530-852-7898
  • American River Pizza and Grill
    Family friendly dining, Patio-Pet Friendly-seating. Always fresh salad bar. Original Cool Deli menu “Baked Goods”. Longtime popular destination for hungry visitors. Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week 11am – 8:30pm and  Breakfast Friday-Monday 7am – 11:00am. 530-887-1969
  • River Park Village & Mini Storage
    ARRA, Bookkeepers, Bakery-Cafe, Coloma Shuttle, Garden Center, Gym, Hotshots Images, Mini Storage, Post Office, Rafting, Restaurants, Salon and Yogurt. Retail space available. riverparkvillagecoloma@gmail.com 530-320-8856
  • Riyo Yogurt - (530) 919-4793
  • Coloma Club Café
    Café open 6:30 a.m. Full bar, live music every weekend. Garden available for private parties 530-626-6390
  • River Shack - 530-626-1334
  • Marco's Café - 530-642-2025
  • Take A Bite Deli - (530) 642-8482

 

Accommodations Near the South Fork

cabin near the riverLodging in the Coloma-Lotus area ranges from rustic campgrounds to luxury bed and breakfast inns. Many campgrounds and cabins are located along South Fork of the American River.

Please contact the businesses directly to make reservations. You may want to book your activities first as many rafting companies include accommodations in their packages. Sign up for a two-day trip and you’ll likely have camping and great food included. Some companies even offer upgrades to tent cabins or cottages.

  • Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast
    Five-acre Estate with ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock lagoon and beach.  Magnificent view of Coloma-Lotus Valley and  river. Interior is graced with columns, art & antiques.  Wineries within ½ mile! www.bellavistainc.net 530-622-3456
  • American River Resort
    Premier lodging along the American River. Riverfront cabins, campsites, RV hook-ups, pool, fishing pond, store. Reception center and ceremony sites for your special occasion. Walk to Marshall Gold Discovery Park. americanriverresort.com 530-622-6700
  • Coloma Resort
    A Family Camping Adventure! Offering RV and tent sites, RV rentals, cabins, bunkhouses and tent cabins. Amenities include: river access, swimming pool, playground, ropes-challenge course with zip line and on-site catering services. 530-621-2267
  • Everhart Cellars & Hart 2 Hart Vineyards
    Hart 2 Hart Vineyards Estate: Indulge in the authentic California wine & vineyard experience! Stay at this spacious, newly renovated, an luxuriously furnished home.  Enjoy 120 acres of beautiful rolling hills and vineyards along the American River in the Coloma Valley.  Lodging, Weddings & Events. 530-885-WINE (9463)
  • Ponderosa RV Resort
    Cabins available nightly or weekly. RV and tent camping on 22 acres of river frontage. 30 and 50 AMP services and full hook-ups available. Open year-round. (877) 570-CAMP (2267)
  • Camp Lotus
    Friendly and beautifully maintained, natural setting with lodging & camping. Deli, store, 1/2 mile of riverfront. Wonderful for weddings, reunions and special events. camplotus.com 530-622-8672
  • Coloma Cottages

    Best location! Beautifully appointed riverfront cabins located on the South Fork of the American River! Perfectly placed below famous “Troublemaker” rapids, also within walking distance to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. 

    530-334-3479
  • Eden Vale Inn
    A luxury B&B, Resort & Spa. Named one of “America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns”! Enjoy modern guest rooms, lush gardens & ponds, on-site spa and a fabulous gourmet breakfast. #1 on Trip Advisor. EdenValeInn.com 530-621-0901
  • Affordable RV Rental and Repairs
    Rentals, Repairs, Sales and Parts. Family owned and operated since 1996 530-889-8174
  • Enchanted April Inn
    Country Estate.  Deluxe accomodations-private balconies-fireplace-gardens & vineyard. 916-939-9144
  • American River Inn
    Historic 1853 Mansion B&B within close proximity to rafting. A special and memorable experience! www.americanriverinn.com 530-333-4499