Situated on the South Fork American River at the Raft California campground. These Private Canvas Tents are positioned on a wood platform with deck overlooking the River. They come with chairs and cots. The campground is shared with other campers and rafting guests. The campground is established with toilets and showers.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Riverside Canvas Tent Camping in California.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Riverside Canvas Tent Camping

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Hipcamper Brandon

Nice, but loud

Brandon B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 6th, 2019

The host, accommodations, and views were all great.

There was a loud group of people not far from us, they were the only ones making noise that traveled well beyond their own camp sight. I don't mind being rowdy and having fun, but they were excessive.

Hipcamper Dan

Easy camping, fun river!

Dan F.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2019

Whoa! This place is beautiful. The whole town (new to me), the American River, and the Raft California property specifically.
So, camping at Raft California, you have several options depending on your preference. For larger groups, they have an entire private section along the river where you're left to yourself, away from everyone. That area has a kitchen setup, banquet tables, etc... but still feels like camping.
If you brought a tent, there's also plenty of room to pitch one in the more common area. My friend and I came through town on a longer road trip, so we opted for the nicer setup in one of their canvas tents - more of a "glamp" setup, to keep everything extra easy. Inside those are 4 cots, so plenty of room for most families as well.
Raft California is also, and most importantly a raft guide company. As such, there are a few people coming and going, employees and tours. That also means they have lots of activities on site, clean bathrooms and showers, picnic tables, etc... basically most of the conveniences of home! On the other hand, they're also do raft tours! I'd never gone down a river outside of NC, so I had to sign up. So fun! The guides are super knowledgeable (gave us information on what it's like from their end), and entertaining. They clearly seem like they're having a great time. The river was incredible, a few times surprising me with sizable waves and drops. Absolutely loved it! I definitely plan on coming back!

River views next to the campsite.They use these tables to feed their raft guests... also convenient for anyone camping.To get an idea of the layout of the canvas tents. Some higher than others, some closer to the river. All great!"Hey! Skip a rock for a photo"
"I've never done that before!"
Hipcamper Michelle R.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2019
Raft California Camp
United States
1 Site
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