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Driving to American River Resort by sextant

If this is your first visit to American River Resort, please consult our driving directions below and print this page! Despite today's technology, cell phone reception can be iffy for some in our valley. And GPS services may loose their connections while you're driving here.

Our Address: 6019 New River Road, Coloma, CA, 95613.
Our GPS coordinates:
N38o 47.929', W120o 53.061'

How to Get to American River Resort

American River Resort is in Coloma, California. It's a few hundred yards from Hwy 49 between Placerville and Auburn.

Because it's a difficult drive on Hwy 49 coming from Placerville—especially for RVs—we recommend taking Hwy 50 to exit 37 at Shingle Springs and coming via Lotus Road. Our driving directions below reflect this best route.


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From Reno (via Auburn)

Approximately 2 Hours

Take Interstate 80 to the Elm Avenue Exit in Auburn.

Turn right at Elm Avenue.
Turn left at Highway 49.
Continue on Highway 49 for about 17 miles.
Drive through Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
Where Highway 49 makes a sharp right turn, go straight onto Coloma Heights Road.
Slight Left at New River Road to the American River Resort.

 

From the Sacramento Airport

Approximately 1.25 Hours

When exiting the airport, take Interstate 5 South.

Go east on Highway 50.
Continue on Highway 50 for about 30 miles.
Take the Ponderosa Road Exit (Exit #37).
Turn left to cross the freeway overpass.
Just after crossing the Freeway are two stoplights about 50 feet apart. Take a right at the 2nd stoplight onto North Shingle Road (becomes Lotus Road).
After about 10 miles, you will come to a stop sign. Go straight.
You'll reach a 2nd stop sign at a T intersection with Highway 49 (about 2 miles).
Turn right at Highway 49.
Drive through Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
Where Highway 49 makes a sharp right turn, go straight onto Coloma Heights Road.
Slight Left at New River Road to the American River Resort.

 

From Southern California

Approximately 7 Hours

Take Interstate 5 or Highway 99 North to Sacramento.

Go east on Highway 50.
Continue on Highway 50 for about 30 miles.
Take the Ponderosa Road Exit (Exit #37).
Turn left to cross the freeway overpass.
Just after crossing the Freeway are two stoplights about 50 feet apart. Take a right at the 2nd stoplight onto North Shingle Road (becomes Lotus Road).
After about 10 miles, you will come to a stop sign. Go straight.
You'll reach a 2nd stop sign at a T intersection with Highway 49 (about 2 miles).
Turn right at Highway 49.
Drive through Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
Where Highway 49 makes a sharp right turn, go straight onto Coloma Heights Road.
Slight Left at New River Road to the American River Resort.

 

From South Lake Tahoe

Approximately 1.25 Hours

Go west on HIghway 50.

Take the Ponderosa Road Exit (Exit #37).
At stoplight turn right.
Turn immediately right again onto North Shingle Road (becomes Lotus Road).
After about 10 miles, you will come to a stop sign. Go straight.
You'll reach a 2nd stop sign at a T intersection with Highway 49 (about 2 miles).
Turn right at Highway 49.
Drive through Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
Where Highway 49 makes a sharp right turn, continue straight onto Coloma Heights Road.
Slight Left at New River Road to the American River Resort.

 

From Northern California

Approximately 1 Hour from Sacramento

Go south on Interstate5.

Go east on Highway 50.
Continue on Highway 50 for about 30 miles.
Take the Ponderosa Road Exit (Exit #37).
Turn left to cross the freeway overpass.
Take the Ponderosa Road Exit (Exit #37).
Turn left to cross the freeway overpass.
Just after crossing the Freeway are two stoplights about 50 feet apart. Take a right at the 2nd stoplight onto North Shingle Road (becomes Lotus Road).
After about 10 miles, you will come to a stop sign. Go straight.
You'll reach a 2nd stop sign at a T intersection with Highway 49 (about 2 miles).
Turn right at Highway 49.
Drive through Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
Where Highway 49 makes a sharp right turn, go straight onto Coloma Heights Road.
Slight Left at New River Road to the American River Resort.