The Coloma-Lotus Valley is a magical place, rich in history and beautiful scenery, with a friendly and engaging mix of locals all thanks to the South Fork of the American River.
As a Camping Ticket Buyer you have three fantastic riverfront campgrounds to choose from and your camping ticket purchase includes Fri/Sat/Sun night camping + admittance to ALL music performances + shuttles. Here are your campground choices:
More detailed individual campground information is below:
Check-in at all campgrounds begins Friday morning @ 9:00 and check-out is Monday morning @ 11:00. All camp spots are first come first serve festival camping (any open space is fair ground). Each campground has its own community of activities including live music performances and Join-in-shops (see schedule). Free shuttles from all campgrounds run to the main stage and evening performances. The shuttle schedules are posted at each campground. As a Camping ticket buyer you’re admitted to all performances on our schedule.
As a festival camper you’re invited to join us for our Friday afternoon River Walk. The walk includes live music by A Thousand Years at Sea at a wonderful swimming beach. The meeting point is just minutes from the campgrounds. This spectacular River Walk is mostly level and has beautiful views of the river. Your campground host will have all details and directions. Hike departs at 2:00 pm.
"I had one of the best days of my life… Go American River Music Festival!"
Here are your campground choices!
American River Resort
6019 New River Road
Coloma, CA 95613
American River Resort is situated on 33 shady acres at the famous troublemaker rapid, and features ½ mile of river front camping, general store, hot showers and bathrooms. A BBQ dinner can be purchased on Friday and Saturday nights and Sat/Sun morning Breakfast service. For an additional fee paid directly to ARR, one-bedroom cabins or RV hookups are available. Contact ARR to reserve a cabin or RV site.
5461 Bassi Road
Lotus, CA 95651
Camp Lotus sits on 23 shady river front acres. Camp Lotus has large lawn areas, a general store with a deli, hot showers and bathrooms. Camp Lotus also offers cabins and RV sites for an additional fee paid directly to Camp Lotus. Call Camp Lotus to reserve a cabin or RV site.
7308 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651
Earthtrek is a shady, grassy riverfront campground. If you choose Earthtrek as your campground your ticket includes a terrific meal service. Earthtrek staff will prepare Friday/Saturday night dinners and Saturday/Sunday morning breakfasts. The meals will be all you can eat buffet style. The campground has hot showers and bathrooms. For an additional fee paid directly to Earthtrek, they offer the option to rent comfy tent cabins, yurts or camping gear. Contact Earthtrek directly to rent the cabins or camping gear.
Disagree, here's why....
Arcata has some weeks with four concerts in
*not important to me, concerts are are ripoff mostly. If I want music I d/l it.
There's are festivals
*I really doubt ANY small town can compare to a major city as far as consistency and variety of concerts or other performances.
snip> Today an employee of a small sporting goods store in Arcata helped me figure out a problem
*prices are higher at momandpop
shops; if the service is poor u have no one to complain to, whereas major corps have a hierarchy and u usually can get satisfaction from them