River Store Location & River Store Hours

River Store phone number – 530-626-3435

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

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 HOURS (Summer through Labor Day)


Monday and Thursday—- 9:00a-5:00p

Friday – Saturday —- 9a-6:30p


For assistance or to make an appointment to meet up during “closed” hours/days – Please call 530-333-9115


Tuesday-Wednesday except by appointment

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 then a mile from the river.  The Chili-Bar class III run is upstream of us 6 miles, and the Gorge class III run is down stream 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 7 days/week, 24 hours/day. This is of course subject to change at any time. Under the current “Wet Year” status we will have guaranteed minimum releases through Memorial Day of 1300 cfs on weekdays for 3 hours ( 9a-noon) and 1750 cfs on weekends for 4 hours 9a-1p. Those same conditions will continue Memorial Day through Labor Day, assuming we stay in the Above Normal status after May 10th ( very likely), except that minimum releases on weekdays will go up to 1500 cfs and weekend releases will go up to 6 hours minimum.

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.