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Wild Recovery
San Jose, California
June 23-25, 2017
Camp Lotus - Summer Retreat
Columa, CA
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The Place

June 23-25, 2017

Camp Lotus, located on the banks of the South Fork of the American River, is an ideal spot for campers and white water rafters. Rafters can put in or pull out of the river at this spot and there are several rafting outfitters on site. Nearby there are several parks that offer trails ranging from easy to difficult with terrain varying from the riverside to open hillsides covered in grasses and wildflowers to areas of oak woodlands.

Water Tank

Walking The Walk

Friday Marshall Gold Discovery State Park - Level: 2, Miles: 3, Elevation: 500 Fridays hike will be a short 3 miles in Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. The short hike will allow plenty of time after to see the many historical exhibits the park has to offer.

Saturday - WHITE WATER RAFTING or Conan Ranch Regional Park - Level: 3, Miles 5, Elevation: 700' Saturday we will be whitewater rafting down the American River. The outfitter will pick us up and drop us off in camp and the trip will run from 9am-4pm including a lunch stop midway down the river. The cost of rafting is $72 per person and includes all necessary gear and a lunch. For those that don't want to raft, an alternate hike is scheduled for nearby Conan Ranch Regioanl Park.

Host: Martin O.

Field of oaks and fire road

From San Jose: Take I-680N to I-580E. Keep left to continue on I-205E. Merge onto I-5N. After 58 miles use exit 518 to get on US-50E toward South Lake Tahoe. After 34 miles take exit 37 for South Shingle Road. After 4.5 miles continue straight onto Lotus Rd. After 5.7 miles turn left onto Bassi Rd. Camp Lotus is at 5461 Bassi Rd.

{Picnic bench at view

Know Before You Go:

We will be in a group camp under the name Wild Recovery.

Camping $24 per person. Rafting $72 per person.
Drive time from San Jose aprroximately 3 hours.
No dogs allowed in campground or the state park.
Rafting, camping fee due by May 1st. Please contact WR treasurer Diane T. at 831-462-0262 to arrange payment.
Contact Martin O. at 408-230-1321 for all other questions about the retreat.