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We are a family-owned and operated campground and outdoor wedding venue located on the South Fork American River near Coloma, California: a tiny town with a big history. Back in 1848, gold was discovered less than a mile away and shortly after began the largest gold rush in history which put Coloma on the map. Although that particular glittering hype has largely settled, there are still treasures to be found here in the form of outdoor beauty, recreation, and "I DO's".

We are better known as EarthTrek Expeditions. Whitewater rafting was our specialty from 1977 until 2016 when we decided to partner with O.A.R.S., one of the most respected outfitters in the world, and hand over the operation of the rafting portion of our company. However, we began operating our own campground back in 1993, and over the last several decades our campground facilities have evolved into the focal point of our operation. It was only natural to begin hosting a unique and affordable style of weekend-long wedding celebrations designed for those who love camping and desire a comfortable place to tie the knot in a relaxed, outdoor setting.

Please visit the
"Wedding Packages & Prices" tab for more information about what we proudly have to offer.
For the more adventurous, consider adding on a day of whitewater rafting to your weekend celebration for your guests to make the experience even more memorable.
Here in the Sierra Nevada foothills, summers are hot and dry, so for that reason we only offer spring and fall weddings. Since we also host other events besides weddings, available dates in the spring are limited. Please click here for current available dates and then contact us for more information.

Please take a look around and learn more about what we have to offer. We understand how significant your wedding venue selection is for you and your family and friends. Please reach out if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help.

- Jerry, Susan, and Laura Ashburn


We are a family owned and operated venue and passionate about providing our guests with a memorable wedding experience.

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