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Each year, since 1977, EarthTrek caters to about 5,000 people on our whitewater rafting trips on the American River plus more than 6,000 school children on our Gold Rush Living History programs. Our beautiful campground has been the site for numerous weddings, music festivals, local benefit events, and many other large group functions. The experience we have gained after 38 years is evident to everyone who participates one of our raft trips or other group events. We would like to invite you to visit our site and see for yourself why we think our facility and services would be perfect for your next company or team building outing.



Games and activities available at our Camp: Volleyball on our sand court, horseshoes, ping pong, disk golf, cornhole, slackline, foosball, badminton and other lawn games. We also have a small inflatable water slide and access to jumper rooms for the kids. If desired, we can also offer a large rock climbing wall at an extra charge. Fishing is also available along our shoreline (bring your own tackle and fishing license).


 Enjoy our all-you-can-eat buffet lunch!


When is the best time?
Weather conditions are normally ideal from March through November. Summer weekends tend to be the busiest times when rafters are enjoying the American River, especially Saturdays in July and August.

If you wish to combine rafting with your picnic, we suggest weekends from April thru June, Sundays in July and August, and weekends in September and October. Midweek dates are always better when the river is not as busy and we offer reduced rates.

Minimum and maximum group size requirements: We require a minimum of 30 paid participants to schedule an event. Our facility can comfortably accommodate up to 300 participants.

Picnic Schedule:
1 PM arrival. Drinks and appetizers served. Games available on the lawn.
2:30 PM meal served.
5-6 PM picnic ends.

Cost Per person
Mon-Fri (including holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day)
Deduct $5.00 for kids 6 to 14, Children 5 and under free.

Reservation Information: To reserve a date we require a $500 deposit with balance due no later than 7 days prior to your picnic.

Cancellation Policy: Your deposit is refundable, less a $100 cancellation charge up to 30 days prior to your event. Within 30 days your deposit is non-refundable. Within 7 days of your event, there is no refund except for rain conditions (see below).


Whitewater Rafting
For the adventure seekers in your group we offer an optional morning adventure down the exciting Upper Chili Bar section of the South Fork American River. Rafters who sign up for this optional activity need to arrive at our camp (picnic location) at 8:30 AM. We will shuttle by bus up to Chili Bar to begin the 8 mile journey downstream to our camp. The rafting trip will conclude at about 12:30 PM, just in time for the start of the picnic. Showers are available.

Discounted rates for picnic participants:
$129 Saturday,
$119 Sunday,
$109 midweek.
Deduct $10 for kids 8-14
Plus $8 per person river use fee


Consider these optional ideas that we can arrange at our camp that will make your company picnic an event that will be talked about for years to come.

  • Portable Rock Climbing Wall
  • Inflatable Toys for kids of all ages
  • Entertainers

Call EarthTrek for more information
(800) 229-8735




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