On-Site Activities

Relax and play on the banks of the American River fishing for trout, raft the wild whitewater, hike in the hills, bike through Gold Rush history, splash around in the pool, pan for gold, or just sit in the twilight beside the river and watch the stars come out to play.


white water rafting

Whitewater rafting down the wet and wild South Fork American River makes for a very exciting day! Trips are offered to individuals, families and groups. Our low cost trips are available from May to October. All trips include professional guides, state of the art equipment and round trip shuttle to and from Coloma Resort. Half day and full day trips are available. Both runs are rated class III suitable for rafters of all abilities. Minimum age is 7 years old and at least 55 pounds. Family Float trips are offered for ages 5 and up. Please contact our Reservation Department to book this activity at 800-238-2298 or info@colomaresort.com.


panning for gold

Take your chance and strike it rich!!! The General Store sells gold pans and vials. Gold panning demonstrations are offered Saturday Afternoons from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Please check the activities calendar for available dates.



Bring your own bike and enjoy the beautiful river front scenery! Pedal through the quaint little town of Coloma. Trails surround Coloma Resort ranging from country-road explorations to steep trail rides up Mount Murphy. Detailed trail maps and suggested routes are available in the General Store.



Toss your line into the river right from your campsite. Fishing licenses required. Bait and tackle are available for sale at the General Store.

Fishing season is open from mid April to mid November.



Go with the flow and tube down the American River! The Stretch of River in front of the Coloma Resort is perfect for tubing in the months of May through September. Launch your tube right below the Trouble Maker Rapid and ride the current to Henningson Park in Lotus. Tubes, life jackets and river maps are available for sale in the General Store.

Note: Life Jackets are required.


ropes challenge course

Our skilled facilitators will use challenging and interactive activities on our High Ropes Challenge Course to get your family or group working together and having fun!

Offered to all registered guests Saturday Mornings from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends or by reservation for groups of 10 or more.

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