Spring is Here and A River Runs Through It!
Catch nature's freshest season up close and personal at American River Resort. Camp along the river's living edge. Ride the exhilarating waves. Create your own exciting Spring adventure and let the season restore and invigorate your spirits!
Come to the outdoors! Make the time. Make the effort. Clean air and the beauties of the American River Canyon will make you feel glad you did.
Have a family? Bring those kids to the wild! All winter long they've needed the joy and freedom of outdoor adventure.
Along with camping, RVing or a stay in one our comfy cabins, here's some ideas for your Spring Adventure planning.
Bike and Hike
Easy, challenging, short, long, your preferred type of nature trail is nearby. Discover the most recommended hiking and biking trails here...
Contact American River Conservancy to receive this trail guide.
American River Conservancy Nature Events
Scheduled several times each month, American River Conservancy sponsors fun events such as birding, fishing, stargazing, hiking, wildlife walks and more. We truly endorse ARC's conservancy efforts and their superb public outreach and events for all ages.
Upcoming events http://www.arconservancy.org/events/
30th Annual Spring Fishing Derby & Casting Contest
Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The El Dorado County Fish & Game Commission stalks Lumsden Pond with rainbow trout for this event. Toddlers through 2nd graders fish from 9:00 am - 11:00am, 3rd through 8th graders fish from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Awards for the longest fish are given each age group. Bring your own pole and bait. Fishing licenses are not required for children participating in the Fishing Derby.
Additional Information call 530-642-5232
Springtime Poppy Walk
March 31. Glowing orange fields overlook the American River every spring from elevated hillsides. Sign up and experience Poppy Wonder!
Coloma-Lotus Community Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic
April 15. Information https://www.coloma.com/calendar/#event-5743
April 22. Book a stay at American River Resort with an exciting river trip. While you're here, nurture the Earth at one of these nearby Earth Day events. We recommend registering to volunteer ahead of time.
American River Earth Day Cleanup & Restoration
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Earth Day Cleanup & Restoration
Get in the spirit!
Passport Wine Adventure Weekends
April 22-23, April 29-30. With 20+ local wineries participating, the 26th annual wine touring and tasting event is the biggest wine event in all of El Dorado wine country! Book an RV or cabin stay with American River Resort to make this year's Passport experience extra spectacular.
Information and tickets http://passporteldorado.com/index.html
Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour
Comes to El Dorado County Fairgrounds May 13.
American River Nature Center
Open year round Thursday - Sunday, 11am-3pm. By American River Conservancy, includes hands-on natural history exhibits, live animals and a bookstore. Kane House, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma. Information
Get Involved This Spring - Volunteer
Do more than simply enjoy nature. Nurture nature! During your spring stay at American River Resort, give a little time to a truly worthy conservation efforts along the American River ecosystem.
American River Conservancy provides volunteer opportunities such as trail building, data entry, oak seedling watering, preparing mailings and more. Get involved. Make a difference!
CONTACT US for help in planning your Spring Adventure