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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El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee

The El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee will be reviewing project proposals at their April 14 meeting.

Wrights Lake Campground Will Not Be On Reservation for Summer 2014

Photo of large tree fallen on a picnic table.

Due to severe storm damage in November the Wrights Lake Campground and Day Use areas will not open until cleanup is completed. No reservations will be available for the 2014 season. When conditions allow, the area may be opened to day use, walk-in camping, or reservations. Check back for updated information.


42 Routes Project Update

In 2012 the U.S. District Court directed the Forest Service to close sections of forty-two routes until a supplemental EIS for route segments that cross meadows was completed.

Winter Road and Trail Closures

Morman Emigrant trail is now closed to non-4wd vehicles. The east gate is closed. Several other roads are closed to wheeled vehicles. Forest Order.


Prescribed Fire Projects

For project information check out this link.


  • 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.
  • ENFIA Forest Store is Online! OffSite Link

    Check it out for books, clothing, maps, Smokey Bear merchandise, and toys.

  • Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROG)
    These guides contain information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.
  • Stewardship Contracting
    Stewardship End Result Contracting includes natural resource management practices seeking to promote a closer working relationship with local communities in a broad range of activities that improve land conditions.
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