COLOMA, Calif. January 15, 2019 – California State Parks today announced it is seeking public input on the future of the Whitewater Program on the North, Middle and South Forks of the American River in El Dorado and Placer Counties. The Whitewater Program includes more than 25 businesses and organizations who provide non-motorized boat guide and outfitter services under separate agreements with State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management and El Dorado County.
WHAT:           Public Meeting on Whitewater Program on North, Middle and South Forks of the American River
WHO:             Representatives from California State Parks Partnerships Division and the Gold Fields District 
WHEN:           Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (immediately following the Annual
Whitewater Program Outfitters meeting)
WHERE:         Gold Trail Grange
319 CA-49

Coloma, CA 95613

(across the street from Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park) 
WHY:               Input from the public meeting will help officials identify improvements to the Whitewater Program to ensure the continuance of high-quality guide and outfitting services, protection of resources, and adherence to concession laws and policies.
California State Parks has 280 park units that are visited by more than 67 million people annually. Our concessionaires, which include the whitewater guides and outfitters, provide a variety of visitor enhancing services in our parks, such as recreational equipment rentals, hospitality services, food and beverage, and more.  Currently, we partner with more than 200 concessionaires in over 80 parks throughout the state.
For further information or to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the public meeting about the Whitewater Program, please contact Concessions Program Manager Jared Zucker via e-mail at or phone (916) 653-4574.