Mother Lode River Center Unveils Zip Line


Mother Lode River Center in Lotus, Calif., opening a new zip line at its South Fork American River camp. The rafting company, which has been operating for more than 45 years, has spent the past two years designing and installing the course on its 20-acre riverfront property.

Mother Lode River Center

Mother Lode River Center added a zip line to its offerings this summer.

“It’s amazing to see how much confidence kids get, and adults too, after soaring through the trees on a zip line,” said general manager Scotty Scheu. “Folks who were not sure about going whitewater rafting come off the zip line confident, pumped up, and ready for more adventure. Then they have a great time on the river too!”

The zip line can accommodate up to 20 riders per hour. Guests can take part in the zip line as a standalone activity or as part of a half- or full-day package, which can include Mother Lode’s other offerings including high and low challenge elements, whitewater rafting, and riverside camping.

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Sarah Borodaeff is the former research editor for Adventure Park Insider magazine and current freelance contributor. A professional ski bum and former zip guide, Sarah enjoys any excuse to talk about outdoor adventures.

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