Labor Day Weekend Campout at the American

  • August 29, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Hey everyone, just wanted to update all of you on the rafts. All raft spots paid for...none left.  Here is what we got so far:  Kristin, Barbara, Barbara's friend, Tad and two of his family, and Matt G's friend, Hector, Maureen and her friend.


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Every year we head to the American River for Labor Day and this year we would like to invite you!

Check out this youtube video of this event in 2012:  

http://youtu.be/zvnKwA9W2_Y

We already got our campsites at the American River Resort and Im sure their are plenty left so call them as soon as you can to book yours.

We will be rafting, kayaking and riverboarding down the South Fork of the American River in both the Chili Bar and Gorge Sections (these are class III...chili bar has one class IV).

We can all gather down by the river every night (we booked most of the river sites already) will do a potluck on Saturday night but bring your food for the rest of the weekend. I will send more information soon.

Here is how to sign up:

1.  Put your RSVP as yes and then send $20 to paypal - [masked] for the rafting          (that gets you a spot on the raft).

OR:  If you have your own raft, kayak, IK, or river board dont worry about it...just put YES on RSVP

2.  Contact Christy ([masked]) to find out if there is a spot at our various campsites          (cost is around $15 per person per night) and make payment arrangements with her

OR:   Go to www.americanriverresort.com to make your reservation and to learn more about the resort.  The rates are as follows:  On and off River: $35/night (2 People), Platform Tent:     $55/night.  Rates are based on two occupants per site. Additional occupants are $10 each.

Call the resort at - (530)[masked]

Street Address - 6019 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613

Just FYI - We usually do the Gorge section on Saturday and the Chili Bar section on Monday.  Sunday is always up in the air to see what everyone wants to do.

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  • mark w.

    Had a great time like usual

    September 2

  • mark w.

    Had a great time like usual

    September 2

  • Matt G.

    Great trip all!

    2 · September 1, 2014

  • Tammy T

    I see Maureen and her friend got the last two spots. Now remember that is only if everyone goes all three days. So there could be other spots available, just communicate here if you only plan on going one or two days.

    August 7, 2014

    • Erin H

      Great! I will send her the $ when she gives her info. Thanks!!! :-)

      August 28, 2014

    • Maureen R.

      Hi Erin, Glad you could go. Here's my paypal email: [masked].

      September 1, 2014

  • Christy C.

    CAMPSITES....there is still lots of room in the 3 riverside sites i have reserved. I have several people who have inquired or stated they want a spot but very few payments received. I will be looking at canceling 1 spot by Friday and potentially a second spot by 15th unless i recieve payment to reserve a spot. Paypal is [masked] and please make a note which night you are reserving. $15/night with fri, sat and sun available. Thanks!!

    August 5, 2014

    • Christy C.

      Erin H - received pmt. thank you.

      August 7, 2014

    • Hector M R.

      Thanks Christy for organizing!

      August 31, 2014

  • Christy C.

    For those staying in my sites....check in at the office and obtain a permit for your vehicle and the code to the gate. Drive your vehicle in to our campsites #17 & #19. (Campsite map available at americanriverresort.com) Unload your gear and then park your vehicle in the parking lot. Text or call for any questions or issues[masked]-3015. :0)

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • Matt G.

    I'll need to know where and when to meet on Saturday morning since Leslie and I will be staying in Shingle Springs.

    August 28, 2014

  • Maureen R.

    So sorry that I have to miss. I have 3-night reservations for camping and for the rafting. I know there is no reimbursement for rafting, but does anyone want my camping reservations? Just let me know. Thanks all.

    August 27, 2014

    • Tammy T

      Maureen, put up your paypal account email so people can send you $$

      August 28, 2014

  • Barb

    Judy and I will most likely be rafting only Saturday and Sunday (we have a 7 hr drive back home). What is the flow like? I saw the live video cam of Troublemaker from the resort - looks wicked! What is the rest of the river like? Looking forward to the weekend!

    August 25, 2014

    • Matt G.

      The scheduled release is for 1300 cfs each day which is a lower moderate flow. Troublemaker is the most technical class 3 rapid on the river. Each run has a number of fun class 3 rapids.

      August 26, 2014

    • Tammy T

      Trouble make is a lot of fun at all kinds of flows. Plus most of us have all swam it at one time or another and had no problems.

      August 26, 2014

  • Trini S.

    Are there any camp spots available?

    August 19, 2014

    • Christy C.

      I cancelled 1 but still have room in the two i still have. Please paypal $15/person per night to drillbit1505@gmail & note which nights (fri, sat &/or sun). :0)

      August 19, 2014

  • Tammy T

    Hector I got your raft spot paid for. What are your plans for camping?

    August 7, 2014

  • Matt G.

    I sent you $ for Leslie M

    July 14, 2014

    • Tammy T

      ok thanks.

      July 22, 2014

    • Matt G.

      Tammy I am kayaking, just Leslie M is rafting so you may have one more raft space open.

      July 22, 2014

  • Barb

    Tammy, I just sent my money for 2 spots rafting via Paypal. With the drought, do,you think there will be enough water in August?

    June 12, 2014

    • Tammy T

      I hope so...I dont think they would let the commercial companies down. Too much recreation industry up there. If no water I will refund.

      June 16, 2014

    • Tammy T

      Oh just to be clear the refund would only be the rafting. Christy is locked into the American River Resort policies.

      June 16, 2014

  • Barb

    Tammy, I was going to email you today to inquire if this was happening this year! Looking forward to it! Strawberry Music Fest got moved to Sept 11 so my Labor Day wknd is free!

    May 19, 2014

    • Barb

      Hi Cristy, I didn't realize your sites were available to join in. I will probably keep the site I have, but I will let you know soon if I will cancel mine and join you. Thanks!

      May 27, 2014

    • Barb

      Christy, I will keep my own campsite, but will definitely hang out with you guys and enjoy the river view!

      June 12, 2014

  • Maureen R.

    I'll take space on site 23, if I can. I'm paypalin' right now!

    May 27, 2014

    • Maureen R.

      makes sense. Can you confirm that you rec'd my paypal deposit? Thanks.

      May 28, 2014

    • Christy C.

      Yes i did!!

      May 28, 2014

  • Larry M.

    Uh, I think it was first come, first served last year.

    May 27, 2014

  • Christy C.

    I have 3 riverside sites....these are as on the river at the resort as you can get and are at the takeout spot for the chilli bar run on sunday. $15/night per person. Paypal to [masked] and be sure to note name and which nights.

    May 22, 2014

  • Xing F.

    I've never tried kayaking but I would love to do it. I've always been into outdoor activities. I don't know if I'm a junkie...yet, but I'm always willing to try anything once...skydiving is last on my list when I'm old and ready to go :)

    May 19, 2014

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