River Store Hours & Location

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We are open in full capacity but a face covering is required to be worn by ALL patrons who are not fully vaccinated while inside of the store. Please be respectful of this.

Thursdays and Sundays 9am – 5:30pm

Fridays and Saturdays 9am – 6pm

Mondays – We are closed Mondays except for 9/6 Labor Day


Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

Can’t make it into the store? Shop our online store and have your new gear shipped to you!


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 5 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 “SUPER DRY” status we will have guaranteed minimum releases until Labor Day 11/9/21 of 1300 CFS on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am – noon and 1300 cfs on Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am -noon. We will have no water on Tuesday or Wednesday meaning there is no minimum release scheduled to happen on those days.

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.