River Store Hours & Location

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Call us at 530-626-3435, we will return your call on our open days. The best way to reach us is e-mail, info@theriverstore.com for a reply mid-week and on the weekends
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We are open and fully staffed

Friday through Sunday 9am- 6pm

Mondays and Thursdays 9am – 5pm

Tuesday and Wednesday, we can provide special assistance by appointment or it is often possible to drop in and find Penny available to help out with your shopping needs. You can reach her directly at 530-626-3363

We may be closed mid-week but our online store is open 24/7 and we ship out online orders every 2 days during the summer season!


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 530-626-3363, 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 7 days/week, 4 hours/day on weekdays, and 6 hours/day on weekends. This is, of course, subject to change at any time. Under the current “Wet year” status we will have guaranteed minimum releases until Labor Day 2023 of 1750 CFS on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am – 1pm and 1500 cfs on Monday-Friday from 8 am -1pm. Water levels can easily run longer or be higher, as the regulated flows are minimum required releases.

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.

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