River Park Resort

"Discover the ideal location for your river trip!"

About us

Welcome to River Park Resort in California's Gold Country.  We have the perfect place to relax, recharge, and reconnect with nature. Nestled along the tranquil banks of the South Fork of the American River, our resort offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our property boasts a variety of camping options, from large group events to private sites for tent camping, a river view yurt and spaces for camper vans. 

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River Park Resort is your ultimate destination for outdoor adventures and relaxation! Nestled in the scenic Lotus, California, our resort is the ideal spot for group events like camping, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and special occasions. With the South Fork of the American River right at our doorstep, we offer a unique experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. At River Park Resort, we take pride in our spacious and well-maintained camp.

Campsites with access to the South Fork of the American River for rafting, kayaking, fishing, and relaxing.

Camper van space with hookups for water and electricity.

Access to shared amenities such as showers, restrooms, and picnic areas.

On-site activities such as hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 11:00pm


Email: mike@rivertrip.com
Phone: 530-622-0553 

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Price list

As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, there's no better way to beat the heat than by spending a few days at River Park Resort. Our scenic location on the South Fork of the American River offers the perfect setting for a relaxing and rejuvenating camping experience. We have a calm stretch of the river which is a cool option for wading and splashing. With our various accommodation options there's something for everyone at River Park Resort. 

Large Group campsite 

Site 1: Our riverfront campsite that fits up to 60 people is the perfect option for large groups or families looking for a beautiful river front camping area. 12 persons are included in the $300 per night minimum. Additional campers in your group (up to 60 total) are charged $25 per person per night. If you have more than 60 people please contact us about renting the entire resort for your event.


Small private campsites 

Site 2:

Located under shady oaks with a nice view of the river. Site 2 holds from 4 to 12 persons. 4 persons are included in the $100 per night minimum charge. Additional campers in your group (up to 12 total) are charged $25 per person per night.

Site 3:

Our most remote and private campsite with access to a nice beach, site 3 is a favorite spot for campers looking for a true nature experience with all the comforts of modern camping. Site 3 holds from 4 to 8 persons. 4 persons are included in the $100 per night minimum charge. Additional campers in your group (up to 8 total) are charged $25 per person per night.


Camper van space (water and electric hook-up available)

Camper van space is typically in high demand and has limited availability due to its compact size and versatility. Holds up to a 20' rv. 


Riverview yurt  (sleeps up to 2 adults)

Experience the ultimate glamping getaway with our Riverview yurt rental, accommodating up to 2 adults people with stunning views of the river. The yurt includes a queen sized bed and a bunk bed which will sleep 2 additional youths. Linens are included.




Mary Mitchell

Campground Manager

"I had such a wonderful time at River Park Resort! The campsites were clean and spacious, and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The location right by the river was perfect for swimming and kayaking. Can't wait to come back!"

Joe Carter

Outdoor Activities Coordinator

"I recently attended a group event at River Park Resort and it was such a blast! The campgrounds were well-maintained and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The location was perfect for a weekend of outdoor adventures. I would highly recommend this resort for any group event or camping trip."

Peter Miller

River Guide

"I highly recommend River Park Resort for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The peaceful setting and beautiful views of the river were exactly what I needed for a weekend getaway. The amenities were top-notch and the overall atmosphere was very welcoming."

Ashley Elegant

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Do you need to contact us?

To contact River Park Resort, you can call us at 530-622-0553 or email us at info@rivertrip.com. Our friendly staff is available to answer any questions you may have about our campsites, amenities, or upcoming events. You can also visit our website at www.rivertrip.com for more information and to make reservations.

River Park Resort
PO Box 854 Lotus, 95651

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