US HWY 50 going East, take the Ponderosa Exit, left turn onto S. Shingle, take a right on North Shingle. Continue on N. Shingle (that becomes know as Green Valley and then Lotus Rd.) for approximately 10 miles. Lotus Rd. ends at CA Hwy.49. Turn right on Hwy.49 and go 1 mile to Coloma.
US HWY 80 going East, take the Elm Ave. exit and turn left. Take a left on CA/49-CA/193/South El Dorado Street. Continue on 49 for approximately 13 miles. Take a look at the river as Hwy49 makes a right hand turn onto the bridge to cross the American River….you are seeing the confluence of the North and Middle fork!!