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.


Travel Management - Over-the Snow Use Designation

Link to the Regional Forest Service website that has information regarding Travel Management projects and the OSV Use Designation project. The Comment Period has been extended to April 20.

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.


Prescribed Fire Projects

For project information check out this link. Burn operations planned for the week of February 2.

COMING SOON: All Lands Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy

The project area is 409,895 acres, including 50% of the King Fire, 49 miles of the Hwy 50 corridor, and 75% of the total watershed.


  • 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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