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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All Things King Fire

All topics related to the King Fire: Restoration Project, BAER program, Closure order, etc. The Final Environmental Impact Statement is available.

All Things Travel Management

The Eldorado National Forest is following the 2005 Travel Management Rule. Subpart A is a review of administrative use on our Transportation system. Subpart B designated road, trails, and areas for motor vehicle use. Subpart C designates areas and trails for over the snow vehicles. The Final Subpart A Travel Analysis Report is available on the web. 


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. 


El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee

The SRS Act was recently reauthorized again for a two year extension which was signed into law on April 16, 2015. Check our web page for information regarding membership and projects.

Prescribed Burn Program

Our prescribed burn projects will be implemented when weather conditions are favorable. Check out our web page for project areas.

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