River Store Hours & Location

River Store phone number – 530-626-3435

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



Saturday and Sunday —- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Monday – Friday except by appointment

These hours are valid now and we will add more days in the coming months!

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

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 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 2 days/week, 3 hours/day. This is of course subject to change at any time. Under the current “Wet Year” status we will have guaranteed minimum releases from November through February of 1500 cfs on Saturday and Sunday only 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.