Spring poppies on the South Fork of the American River

Event Locations

Map to Earthtrek Camp (PDF)

Driving map of Coloma-Lotus, CaliforniaColoma-Lotus map, showing the major streets in Coloma and Lotus, plus Henningsen-Lotus and Marshall Park. Numbers refer to Chamber member businesses, listed in the Coloma-Lotus Directory and South Fork Directory.

Area Location

Bay Area to Lake Tahoe map (thumbnail)The South Fork of the American River and the Coloma-Lotus Valley are located approximately 50 miles east of Sacramento and 62 miles west of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.

Road map for a section of northern California, showing the relationship between San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Coloma.

Road map that shows Coloma, Lotus, Marshall Park, Chili Bar, and the most widely-traveled local roads.

Google Map to Coloma and Lotus

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Driving Times to Coloma

  • San Francisco: 140 miles/3 hours
  • San Jose: 175 miles/3.5 hours
  • Sacramento: 50 miles/1 hour
  • Los Angeles: 420 miles/8 hours
  • Reno: 130 miles/2.5 hours
  • South Lake Tahoe: 62 miles/2 hours

Driving information courtesy of Sierra Nevada House. These are approximate mileages and driving times and do not take into account any delays.

River Maps

Map of the South Fork of the American River (thumbnail)(Pictured left) From Chili Bar to Salmon Falls takeout, with roads and access points.

More detailed map covering Chili Bar to Camp Lotus.

More detailed map covering Camp Lotus to Salmon Falls.