River Store Hours & Location

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We are open with modified operations. We are not letting the public into the shop at this time, but we are facilitating curb-side pick up of online orders as well as general sales during the hours listed below.

Thursday 9am – 4pm

Friday & Saturday 9am – 6pm

Sunday 9am – 5:30pm


Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

For assistance during “closed” hours/days – Please email us at info@theriverstore.com or call 530-333-1291

**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.

They can be reached by calling 530-333-9115, toll-free at 1-888-452-9254 or email info@currentadventures.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 6 days/week, 3 hours/day on weekdays, and 5 hours/day on weekends. This is, of course, subject to change at any time. Under the current “DRY” status we will have guaranteed minimum releases for the months of May, June, July, and August of 1500 CFS on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am – noon and 1300 cfs on Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday from 9 am -noon. We will have “No water Wednesdays” meaning there is no minimum release scheduled to happen on Wednesdays.

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.