River Store Hours & Location

River Store phone number – 530-626-3435

You can also reach us by emailing:  info@theriverstore.com



Saturday 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday 9am – 5pm


Monday through Friday

For assistance or to make an appointment to meet up during “closed” hours/days – Please call 530-333-9115 or email us at info@theriverstore.com

**This does not include taking out demo boats**

For information about our affiliate: Current Adventures Kayak School, please visit www.CurrentAdventures.com. Current Adventures offers classes and trips in all styles of kayaking and offers whitewater lessons on the South Fork American River.  All whitewater classes meet at the River Store location unless otherwise noted.

or you may also call 530-333-9115, toll-free at 1-888-452-9254 or email dan@kayaking.com

River Store LOCATION:

1032 Lotus Rd, Lotus, CA 95651


The River Store location is near the South Fork American River (SFA), in the town of Lotus, less than a mile from the river.  The Chili-Bar class III run is upstream of us 6 miles, and the Gorge class III run is downstream of us about 3 miles.  In between is a lovely class II run we know as C-G.

Water releases on the SOUTH FORK AMERICAN RIVER

  Water is currently available 5 days/week, 3 hours/day. This is, of course, subject to change at any time. Under the current “DRY” status we will have guaranteed minimum releases for the month of April of 1500 cfs on Saturday and Sunday and 1300 cfs on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday for 3 hours ( 9a-noon).

CHECK CHILI BAR Dam release FLOWS into the South Fork American River HERE

For the most current information on River Store hours or flows on the South Fork American River or for directions to our River Store location, please feel free to call or e-mail us at 530-626-3435 or info@TheRiverStore.com.