It’s no secret that El Dorado County is one of the best hiking destinations in the United States. From whitewater rapids and sparkling lakes to lush forests and deep caverns, this corner of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! If you’re looking to explore some of the area’s most scenic places, you must visit Henningsen Lotus Park. Located on the South Fork of the American River, this hidden gem offers picturesque views, endless recreation, and so much more. Here’s what you’ll discover when you go. Make sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide for more great tips about things to see and do in Northern California!
Things to Do at Henningsen Lotus Park
Spanning more than 51 beautiful acres, Henningsen Lotus Park is one of the best-kept secrets in Northern California. Away from the crowds, the serene and peaceful setting is ideal for enjoying nature at its best. Take a romantic stroll beside the river, relax on the shoreline, or listen to the sounds of birds chirping in the distance. When you’re surrounded by natural beauty, it’s easy to let your worries slip away. The park also offers several recreation opportunities, including a boat launch, a beach area, two soccer fields, a pavilion, and a lighted softball complex. On any given day, you may see visitors kayaking in the river, enjoying a picnic under the trees, or jogging around the paved running path. The possibilities are endless!
Admission and Hours of Operation
Henningsen Lotus Park is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. There is a $5 parking fee for private vehicles. Or, you can purchase an annual parking pass for $18. There are additional fees for launching boats or kayaks into the river.
Other Places to Explore in Northern California
After you visit Henningsen Lotus Park, make sure to check out the other scenic hiking trails in our area. Plan to stay for several days so that you can visit a few of them!
- Eldorado National Forest
- Waterfall Hikes Near Sacramento
- Caves Near Sacramento
- South Lake Tahoe
- Sly Park Lake
- Folsom Lake
- Lake Clementine
- Cronan Ranch
- El Dorado Trail
Book Your Stay at Eden Vale Inn
When it comes to lodging options in Northern California, Eden Vale Inn will sweep you off your feet! Less than five miles from Henningsen Lotus Park, our romantic Placerville bed and breakfast offers the ideal accommodations for your stay. We are centrally located near all of the best hiking trails, state parks, whitewater rafting, wine tours, and restaurants in El Dorado County. After a day of adventure, come relax with a soothing massage or hot stone therapy at the spa. Or, take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada foothills.
Not your average bed and breakfast, Eden Vale Inn offers a lodging experience like no other. When you book a stay in one of America’s most romantic inns, you can expect the very best! Each of our guest rooms is well-appointed with luxurious amenities, private bathrooms, in-room fireplaces, and spectacular views. Our Live Oak Room even features a couple’s deep soaking tub and a private deck! No matter which room you choose at Eden Vale Inn, we guarantee that your stay will be a memorable one. Make sure to take advantage of our current specials and book your northern California getaway today! We look forward to seeing you soon.