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On the banks of the American River near Sacramento, the American River Resort welcomes visitors looking to explore the golden natural areas of California. American River Resort is located right in the heart of the historic Gold Rush area, offering history buffs plenty of opportunities for exploration and learning. When staying in Gold Rush Country, you can set up your RV rental at one of the 30 amp electrical service full hookup sites.When you're camping at American River Resort, you'll have easy access to various hiking trails and river excursions thanks to the resort's central location. After an adventure-filled day, you can return to American River Resort and refresh in the on-site restroom and shower houses. There are also plenty of relaxation opportunities, such as enjoying the pool or lounging by the shores of the pond.Whether you plan on exploring the many wonders of California’s Gold Rush Country or you just want to retreat into nature for a little while, RV camping at the American River Resort gives you plenty of options. You can explore Coloma, California, and watch the American River rush by or enjoy the truly unique natural wonders of California that are within reach. When you rent an RV in California, the beauty of the American West opens up to you.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Back in 1848, the discovery of gold changed the future of California forever and just down the road from your Coloma campground is where it all began. You can explore the beginnings of this phenomenon at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma. With hiking trails through the forest and along the river banks, preserved and recreated historic buildings, and a museum, you can step back in time. You can also partake in living history days, gold panning, and other activities to learn even more about this unique historical site.Those looking to explore the mountains of California can head east to the Eldorado National Forest in Placerville, California. You can hike through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore some of the most dramatic peaks in California. If you’d rather not hike the mountains, you can enjoy the dozens of trails that wind through the forest and along the banks of the various rivers that lead down from the mountains. You can set up along the banks of one of the rivers and try your luck at some catch-and-release fishing.For some lakeshore relaxation, head south of American River Resort to Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in Folsom. You can head out onto the waters of Folsom Lake or Lake Natoma on a motorized or non-motorized boat, depending on your preference, and enjoy spending time on the water or trying your luck at fishing. History buffs can explore the historic Folsom Powerhouse, which once provided power to the entire Sacramento region. If you’re visiting in the spring and early summer, you’ll also be treated to some of California’s beautiful wildflower blooms.

Explore the City

In a historic building in Placerville, the Fountain & Tallman Museum hosts a variety of exhibits showcasing the local history. You can learn about the geological history and gold rush, the beginnings of Chinese immigration to California, and also the history of soda-making in town. There is so much to learn at the Fountain & Tallman Museum that you are sure to leave knowing something more about Californian history.If you want a little more exposure to the Gold Rush, then you can spend a day at the Gold Bug Park & Mine. You can take a tour to explore the preserved historic Gold Bug Mine, try your luck at on-site gem panning, and learn a little more at the on-site museum. This hands-on experience will help you better understand the unique and trying history of the Gold Rush.When you stay at the RV campgrounds at American River Resort, you will quickly realize that you are on the southern edge of California’s wine country. You can spend your evenings exploring the various wineries, taking tours, and indulging in tastings. A lot of local wineries also have other specialties, such as cheese-making and olive oil production, so you’re sure to sample plenty of local tastes.When you book an RV in Coloma, you’ll eventually need to restock and refuel. While there are a couple of options around American River Resort, you will find more options in Placerville south along Route 49.While camping at American River Resort, you will be near one of the best places in the country to grow almonds. Not only do these little nuts make for a great snack when hiking through the Sierra Nevada, but you’ll likely be able to find some locally made desserts showcasing this subtly sweet treat.


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Find the perfect RV for American River Resort

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.