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Contact Us About A River Wedding

For more information about getting married or hosting an event here, please send an email to  in the river center office.  Or, call us at (866) 40-LOTUS, (530) 626-0882 ex 108 .
AO River Center Wedding location
1026 Lotus Rd
Lotus, CA 95651
We are located in the heart of the El Dorado County Gold Country in the sleepy Coloma Lotus Valley.  We're about 2.5 hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, an hour east from Sacramento, and 20 min from Placerville. You are welcome to come visit our property—stop by and check in at our office, or call to schedule an appointment. (866) 40-LOTUS or (530) 626-0882 ex 108

Driving Directions


Traveling east from the Bay Area and from Sacramento on Hwy 50:
Take the North Shingle Rd/Mother Lode Dr. Exit # 37 (also called Ponderosa Rd), just after Cameron Park. Turn left over the freeway and take the first right onto North Shingle Rd (after 4.5 miles it becomes Lotus Rd). Travel 10.5 miles until you get to the first stop sign at Bassi Rd.

To get to the All-Outdoors River Center continue straight on Lotus Rd. after the stop sign at Bassi Rd.  The entrance to our River Center is the second driveway on the left after the River Store.  The entrance is marked by a wooden sign and a metal sculpture of a school of fish.  To check in at our office before touring the property, walk to the brown office from the parking lot or pull into the paved driveway just before the River Center entrance.

Traveling west from South Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50:
From Hwy 50 turn right (north) onto Hwy 49/Spring Street in Placerville (this is the second stoplight in Placerville). On Hwy 49, take the bend in the road to the left and follow the signs to Coloma for 7 miles. Once in Coloma, Hwy 49 passes through Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Continue straight through the park for a 1/2 mile to the stop sign at the intersection of Lotus Rd and Hwy 49.

To get to the All-Outdoors River Center, turn left at the stop sign onto Lotus Rd in Coloma just before the Hwy crosses over the South Fork of the American River. Travel ¾ of a mile past the small town of Lotus (3 old buildings on your right) and turn into the All-Outdoors River Center entrance on your right. If you get to the stop sign at Bassi Rd, you have gone a block too far.