The Eldorado National Forest is located in the eastern center part of California.
Where is this Forest?


Come Discover, Explore, and Enjoy!

Established in 1910, the Eldorado hosts over 2.1 million visitors each year. The Forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the forest visitor looking to explore, seek out new adventures, or revisit old memories. With over 80 developed campgrounds and picnic areas, hundreds of miles of roads and trails, multiple large lakes and reservoirs, innumerable miles of rivers and streams, great scenery, and an abundance of plant and wildlife, visitors can find a place or activity to suit them.

Leading the Eldorado

image of Laurence Crabtree, Eldorado National Forest Supervisor

Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree


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All Things King Fire

All topics related to the King Fire: Restoration Project, BAER program, Closure order, etc. The Final Environmental Impact Statement is available.

All Things Travel Management

The Eldorado National Forest is following the 2005 Travel Management Rule. Subpart A is a review of administrative use on our Transportation system. Subpart B designated road, trails, and areas for motor vehicle use. Subpart C designates areas and trails for over the snow vehicles. The Draft Subpart A Travel Analysis Report is available on the web. Public Meetings are scheduled for August 24, 25, and 27.


2015 Fire Hire Application Period August 12 to September 10

The Fire and Aviation Management program is very rewarding and requires talented and skilled people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions. This could be you.

Fire Restrictions for 2015

Fire restrictions are in effect from July 1 through the end of the 2015 fire season. No wood or charcoal fires outside of designated campgrounds. 


Timber Offerings: Preliminary Advertisements

Check out this web page for information on Timber and Stewarship sales.

Water Rights Curtailment

The Eldorado National forest is one of ten forests in California affected by a state Executive Order to curtail surface water rights in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Watersheds.

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  • Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROG)
    These guides contain information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.
  • ENF Proposed Projects - SOPA Link opens in a new window
    The Schedule of Proposed Actions database contains the status and environmental analysis documents of the Eldorado NF's Proposed Projects.
  • Vehicle Travel on the Eldorado
    Roads and trails on the Eldorado are designated for wheeled motor vehicle travel. Vehicle travel off these designated roads and trails is prohibited. Check your destination before you go.
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