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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Sunset Campground Partial Closure

Sites 1-61 are temporarily closed due to nesting Bald Eagles. Sites 62 to 131 and Fashoda will be open for Memorial Weekend. For a list of open campgrounds check our

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.,


Eldorado National Forest Forest Products Industry Meeting June 10, 2016, 9:00 AM

The meeting will be presenting the Eldorado National Forest Timber and Vegetation Management Program of Work for 2016 and beyond. A field trip is included. Please RSVP.

Pliny Fire Salvage Stewardship Contract

Bids are due by June 6, 2016 at 2 pm at the Supervisor's Office in Placerville.