Mother Lode River Center

North El Dorado

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In a Nutshell

Ropes course including a climbing wall; paddling trips down the American River Gorge’s Class III rapids

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Promotional value expires Sep 16, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. $9 government river usage fee not include with the three rafting options. Rafting season begins 4/15/15. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $48 for a half-day ropes course for one ($80 value)
    * The only ropes course locally that is on the river, for swimming afterwards
    * Can make a day out of it and have a picnic
    * Course is highlighted by the Leap of Faith, a 40 foot jump out of a pondarosa pine tree


  • $69 for an 11-mile “Gorge”-rafting trip for one ($134 value)
    * Starts in the afternoon, on river at 1:00
    * Class II and Class III rapids. Builds up as you go down. Good for first timers, kids and family * Perfect for those with limited time and looking to get their whitewater fix. Enjoy a shorter rafting trip focused on whitewater excitement. These wonderful express trips last approximately four hours, including shuttle time.
    * Can add lunch as an extra


  • $119 for an overnight “Gorge” rafting and camping trip for one with tent and three meals included ($216 value)
    * Either camp at night and raft the Gorge in the morning or go rafting and camp at night after.
    * Includes a breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    * Food includes fresh produce from onsite organic garden


  • $129 for a full-day ropes and 11-mile “Gorge” rafting trip for one with lunch included ($229 value)
    * Combination of the half-day ropes course and 11-mile “Gorge” rafting trip, with an added lunch in between


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Mother Lode River Center

At Mother Lode River Center’s 19-acre riverside camp, wooden bridges and river-stone paths crisscross beneath the shade of heritage oaks. For 40 years, the staff has upheld a mission of conserving this verdant expanse along the American River through recreational and educational programs. Leading half- and multiday whitewater-rafting trips on the South, Middle, and North Forks, guides ride with paddlers into Class III and IV+ rapids. Back on land, Mother Lode's team helps guests overcome real and perceived barriers through obstacles on the ropes course. Practicing what it preaches, the center adheres to sustainability practices such as heating water using solar energy, operating vehicles that run on 100% waste vegetable oil, and letting wild tents forage freely on the campgrounds.

Customer Reviews

Amazing property, the high ropes course was fun, and the instructors were great! They have so many activities there for any age and comfort level, including camping
Kym M. · September 1, 2015
Have not taken the trip yet, but booking the trip was simple and they were very friendly.
Mark M. · August 3, 2015
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    North El Dorado

    6280 Golden Chain Hwy.

    Lotus, CA 95651

    +15306264187

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