In the heart of Midtown Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park captures the pioneer spirit of families arriving in wagon trains at the dawn of the California Gold Rush. John Sutter built the Fort and his agricultural empire, was critical in the rescue of the tragic Donner Party and served as a diplomat with the Mexican government until it all came crashing down in 1848. A fascinating place to visit for history field trips, kids and adults!

Trapper's Camp

Each October “The Trappers Camp” (formerly "River Trip") program brings California history to life for one week in the city of Red Bluff, and one week in the town of Colusa. During our Living History program you and your class will be transported back in time to an 1840’s fur trapping camp along the Sacramento River. The class will get to experience four interpretive stations that make up the complex operations of the camp.

If you wish to attend the Sutter's Fort Trappers Camp please complete the application and send it to:

Sutter’s Fort Trappers Camp
2701 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

  • If you have questions about the Trappers Camp please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.
  • The entire presentation takes 2 hours and will begin promptly at the appointed time. You should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early.
  • Fees for the program are $4.00 each for both adults and students.

Station 1:“Traders Tent”- the class will appoint a “Chief” to negotiate the trapping rights with the visiting trappers.

Station 2 and 3: “Hunters Tent” and “Camp Keepers Tent”- the class will learn the many challenges faced in keeping a large group of men fed and healthy in the wilderness.

Station 4: ''Trappers Tent'' - the class will learn just what brought this group to the wilds of California.

2701 L Street
Sacramento CA, 95816
(916) 445-4422

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Open 10 a.m. To 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas and
New Year's Day
Adult Admission: $5
Youth Admission: $3 (Ages 6-17)
Children 5 and Under Free

On special interpretive
program days fees are
$7 for adults and $5 for youth

Prices subject to change,
please contact Sutter’s Fort
for most current pricing