Meeting Point for South Fork Trips

6400 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651, also known as River’s Bend Resort

FROM THE BAY AREA/SACRAMENTO: Take Highway 50 east from Sacramento. Take the first Shingle Springs exit at Ponderosa Road at Exit 37. When you come off the exit, there is a stop light. Turn left on Ponderosa Road and go over the highway. Take the first right at North Shingle Rd. and continue for approximately 4 miles. When you reach the split, stay left on Lotus Road. Continue on Lotus Road for approximately 7 miles and turn left at the stop sign for CA-49. Go approximately 3 miles and Approximate driving time from the Bay Area is three hours… from Sacramento, 45-60 minutes.

FROM SOUTH SHORE TAHOE: Take Hwy 50 west. As you enter Placerville, turn right on Hwy 49/Canal Street. Proceed on Hwy 49 towards Coloma. Drive through the Coloma State Park and continue on CA-49 for approximately 3 miles. River’s Bend Resort will be on your left hand side. Approximate drive time is 1.5-2 hours.

FROM NORTH SHORE TAHOE/AUBURN/HWY 80: Take Hwy 49 towards Coloma. Go past Cool. River’s Bend Resort is on the right hand side before approximately 3 miles before reaching the ‘downtown’ of Coloma. Approximate drive time is 2-3 hours.


Meeting Point for Middle & North Fork Trips

13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

FROM THE BAY AREA/SACRAMENTO: Take I-80 east to Auburn/Foresthill exit (approx. 3 miles east of Central Auburn) and turn right at the stoplight. Proceed 200 feet to Lincoln Way and turn left. Work your way through the parking lot to go around back and meet in the upper parking area behind Raleys in the back corner. Be on the lookout for the Sierra Whitewater vans. Driving time from Sacramento is approx. 50 minutes.