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

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Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree


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Tree Mortality

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Information on the Eldorado National Forest's and California's Tree Mortality response.

SOFAR All Lands Cohesive Strategy

A collaborative project in the South Fork American River (SOFAR) watershed, involving communities, public and private timber, water, power, recreation, and protected species.


Blacksmith Forest Health Stewardship Project

The Eldorado NF is soliciting competitive offers for the Blacksmith Forest Health Stewardship Project by Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 PM at the Forest Supervisor's Office.