Coloma is best known as the site where gold was discovered in the South Fork of the American River at Sutter’s Mill—the event that triggered the 1849 California Gold Rush. The area also attracts lovers of the outdoors with its stellar whitewater rafting and miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. We originally created this website about the Coloma-Lotus area in August, 1995, and it has been serving the community and local businesses since then. In 2012, we worked with the Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce and graphic designer Amy Williams to completely overhaul the site and focus more directly on tourism. Our challenge was to showcase all of the opportunities for visitors to the area without overwhelming them with the number of choices. As always, we made sure that the website is easily updated so that content can be kept fresh.

2017 update: We worked with designer Jonathan Kurten to update to be fully responsive, adapting to visitors on tablets and mobile phones as well as full-sized desktop browsers.