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RockNWater Cove Camping

99%
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· Lotus, California
5 acres
7 sites
2 Caravan/Tent
1 Caravan
4 Tent
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway with a few close friends or your family, this option is for you. Tucked in along the South Fork of the American River, this beautiful campsite features picnic benches, a propane fire pit with propane included (fire pits help prevent wildfires), and a prep table for fixing up those tasty fireside meals.  Guests also have access to shared bathroom facilities (and yes, there are showers!), volleyball, ping pong, communal benches, a sink and dishwashing station, and a common swimming area along the river. Most sites are within a very short walking distance to the banks of the South Fork of the American River, this place is ideal for anyone interested in experiencing the beauty of the foothills and the rush of the river. We offer both tent and RV sites. Each RV site includes its own picnic table, water and (30Amp) power hookups. Guests will also have access to our volleyball court, ping pong, communal benches, and a common area with a sink and dishwashing station. Additionally, you can access the swim area and go for a dip to cool off on a hot day.  If you're looking to steal some time away to reconnect and camp, this is the place for you. People of all ages can camp out, swim, and play. We offer toilets, showers, trash disposal, potable water, campfire rings, and more depending on the site you chose. Pets are allowed as well. Enjoy biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, paddling, climbing, swimming, whitewater rafting, and wildlife watching all nearby, or on site.
Activities
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Swimming hole
Canyon
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Lotus, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kris P.Joined in June 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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234 Ratings · 169 reviews
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Lori H.recommends
November 8, 2022
Curley RV Site
Stayed here with my partner and our dog for our dog’s birthday. The area is even better than photos! The river was our favorite, it was so beautiful even though it was cold this time around. Our dog especially loved roaming around! The bathrooms seemed very clean and the propane tank and running water was super useful right next to our tent. Would definitely come back! Thank you for everything :)
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April S.recommends
October 25, 2022
Larry RV Site
We really enjoyed our stay! We lucked out and had the whole site to ourselves during the middle of the week! The Larry & Curly sites are right next to each other. Curly is larger than Larry. The bathrooms and showers are well kept. We’ll definitely be back!
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Axel C.recommends
October 25, 2022
Oak Tent Site
Beautiful location with plenty of amenities !! We absolutely enjoyed our stay!!
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Herve G.recommends
October 24, 2022
Riverside Tent Site
100% would recommend
Wonderful camping next to the river! Kris is super helpful and responsive. Very nice stay.
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Stan B.recommends
October 23, 2022
Moe RV Site
Nice peaceful spot on South Fork of American River. 5 minute walk to river
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Mikaela H.recommends
October 21, 2022
Curley RV Site
We had a wonderful weekend at this campground! Kids loved the river and everything was clean and convenient. Loved all the extras with ping pong table, drinkable water, restrooms (and showers!). Thank you!
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An C.recommends
October 17, 2022
Riverside Tent Site
River camping!
Rock n Water cove (river site) was really great for a family of 3. We were soooo close to the river and had a lot of privacy from the main trail (people will pass by to get to the river/beach area). Loved that a propane tank fire pit and a separate canopy was already provided. Just remember that it’s not a drive up site, you will need to use the wagons provided to cart your gear to this specific site, and that the bathrooms/showers are a bit of a walk so we brought a small foldable porta potty for our potty trained toddler because we would definitely not have made it to the bathrooms for the short notice these kiddos always give us! Also nice that we were only 30 minutes away from Apple Hill! A nice surprise we got to enjoy offsite.
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Rodney M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Moe RV Site
The place was very clean. There is a beach on the American river to dip in. The river is dangerous so be careful. There is power and water at the campsite. There is a lot of hiking, river activities and live music in the area. The campsite was level for a camper trailer.
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Krista K.recommends
October 16, 2022
Canopy Tent Site
We had a wonderful stay, and Kris was a great host. The campsite is just a stone’s throw from the river. We’d love to visit again!
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Kourtney R.recommends
October 9, 2022
Larry RV Site
The river !
Beautiful land , especially if you can land there before the weekend , the river beach is amazing with two very easy entry points and another eddy you can cool off in , highly recommend if you are car camping or in a camper to book “ moe” it’s the most set back space and the furthest away from the bathroom which has lights on outside all night , kris is responsive and accommodating to slight changes of plan if possible , I am so glad I landed here for two nights
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An T.recommends
October 3, 2022
Oak Tent Site
Amazing site with clean amenities and wonderful location
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Lauren K.recommends
October 2, 2022
Curley RV Site
Beautiful campground with lots to do, frisby golf, volleyball, small beach on the river. You can tell this campground is well taken care of. Clean bathrooms and kitchen sinks were a big help since there isn't sewer access for trailers.
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Kristen T.recommends
October 2, 2022
Moe RV Site
Camper van with a kid
We loved this spot! The river bank is beautiful, the bathrooms are clean, and the hosts friendly and responsive. We had a lot of privacy at “Moe”. Lots of whitewater rafting very close which was really fun too.
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Marissa A.recommends
September 26, 2022
Curley RV Site
Camping with great extras!
My friend and I loved staying at The Cove Campground! The amenities were as described and they were clean! The river was beautiful and there are many mermaid rocks to lounge on. On the plus side, the campground owners abide by a moral code and they ask that all campers conduct themselves in a way that respects that, which yields to a welcoming, safe, and very family friendly environment. We had a great time and we’re looking forward to staying again.
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Deborah J.recommends
September 13, 2022
Curley RV Site
We didn’t get the opportunity to camp here! We postponed our trip due to severe heat-then realized a wildfire was in the area. We called Kris and she confirmed there was a possibility of needing to evacuate. We cancelled and she quickly refunded our payment! We definitely will try again.
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Michael L.recommends
September 13, 2022
Moe RV Site
It was a perfect stop on our way to Tahoe. Easy late check in. Decent facilities. Make sure you pick a vehicle appropriate site.
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Megan A.recommends
September 12, 2022
Canopy Tent Site
Unfortunately we were not able to camp here due to fire, however Kris was really great and communicative, and in fact notified me as soon as the fire was a concern (I found out from her message before from “the news”) and offered a refund. She was also great about other questions I had prior to the fire. Was really looking forward to camping here and hope to in the future. Hope they get through this fire season ok.
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Yan S.recommends
September 11, 2022
Riverside Tent Site
Amazing campsite with so many amenities! We stayed for one night at the "River" site and was not disappointed. Great views, secluded sites, gas burner and plenty of parking. The hosts are super friendly and warned us about a wildfire not too far away. Thank you for looking out and hope to come back and visit soon!
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Tamara C.recommends
September 6, 2022
Larry RV Site
Gorgeous riverfront camping
We loved this spot! The river access is AMAZING. The bathrooms and showers were sparkling clean and the wash stations by the kitchen were super convenient. We played cornhole and ping pong in the evening after watching the sunset and taking a late dip in the river to beat the heat. Kris was so accommodating! We will be back for sure to stay in the River and Canopy sites with a group!
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Amy M.recommends
September 5, 2022
Oak Tent Site
We loved camping with Kris at the Oak spot. The space was great for tent camping and so nice to be so close to the river. It was cold in the water but it felt so nice because it was hot! We’ll definitely be back!
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Garrett P.recommends
September 5, 2022
Curley RV Site
Kris had stellar communication and even greeted us upon our arrival. Great campsite, super clean amenities, cute beach! My family had a blast and we are looking to book another stay. Thank you Kris and co. for sharing your gem with us.
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Jamie D.recommends
August 30, 2022
Curley RV Site
Great experience!
This was one of the nicest campsites I have ever been to! They had freshwater, showers, bathrooms, sinks, and the river is a short walk from each site. We couldn’t have asked for more! Except maybe to have been able to stay longer… we did end up adding one more night to our stay because it was so relaxing. I should mention we brought two toddlers and two dogs…so calling camping relaxing with this circus: unheard of. Cannot wait to book another stay very soon. Thanks, again, Kris and Paul!
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Matthew F.recommends
August 28, 2022
Canopy Tent Site
Very friendly and good communicati
Very friendly and good communication before and throughout our trip. The spot was very clean the water was cold and perfect for a dip.
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Marijke M.recommends
August 28, 2022
Oak Tent Site
The site was clean and had lots of amenities. Especially helpful was the dish sink and the many tables with shade tent. We also appreciated flush toilets and showers! The camping area was nice and quiet and the other campers were respectful and friendly. The access to the river was easy and we loved playing in the water and chasing the shade.
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Amy M.recommends
August 24, 2022
Riverside Tent Site
Really lovely place, and well set up and cared for. We were there during the week and it was super crowded. Even in very hot weather, the river kept us cool and it cooled down Nicely at night.
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Austin K.recommends
August 22, 2022
Hilltop Tent Site
Great for rafting!
Great spot, good shade, easy place to launch our rafts, clean, nice host. One pice of feedback is - Make sure the tank for the sink is drained, but besides that no complaints
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Julie S.recommends
August 21, 2022
Riverside Tent Site
Camping near the River
Our 3 person family had a great time camping at the river. The weather was super hot, so we spent a lot of the day with our chairs parked partway into the water, or playing in the river (current fluctuates a lot with when water is released from the dam upriver each day). There was limited shade so bringing an umbrella is helpful, and I would have done farther in if I had brought a life jacket. The campsite is well separated from other sites and close to the river. Other campers were really friendly and fun to share the river spot with.
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Dulce B.recommends
August 21, 2022
Canopy Tent Site
Great campground, even ground, very comfortable stay, the amenities were great. Everything was good. Thank you for letting us stay here
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Daniel D.recommends
August 21, 2022
Moe RV Site
Great sites seconds from the river
My family had a fantastic weekend here. Sinks, showers and toilets were clean and well stocked. Sites were adequately spaced and grounds were tidy. Beach next to the river was beautiful. Hosts were very welcoming. Great location. Can’t wait to come back!
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Michelle C.recommends
August 21, 2022
Larry RV Site
Loved the little beach to the river. Great facilities provided.
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