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 Lands Cohesive Strategy

A collaborative project in the South Fork American River watershed, which involves communities, public and private timber, water, power, recreation, and protected species.,

Dru Barner Campground Closed Temporarily

As of March 8, the Campground, Forest Roads 13N58J and 13N58JA are closed for public safety due to a large number of dead trees that pose a hazard to campers.