Campground Management Prospectus 2018

Photo of a lake with trees in the foreground.The Eldorado National Forest is soliciting applications from qualified applicants for a Special Use Permit to provide high quality public service in the operation and maintenance of government furnished recreation facilities located on the Forest. One permit will be issued for recreation facilities on Amador, Georgetown, Pacific, and Placerville Ranger Districts. The permit will be issued for a period of up to 15 years (10 years + 5 years). 

Area Description

The Eldorado National Forest provides year round recreational opportunities with easy access provided by two major state highways and a county road which are kept open year round. The roads lead to many areas with high recreational values within the forest. Recreational activities in the Eldorado National Forest include camping, picnicking, boating, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, OHV use, fishing, hunting, and driving for pleasure. The major season of use is from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. During the winter, two downhill ski resorts, five snow-parks, and a number of snow play areas attract large numbers of visitors. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, the Carson Emigrant National Historic Trail, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail travel through the Eldorado National Forest. Two wilderness areas, three OHV areas, and many reservoirs and streams attract a diverse group of visitors from nearby population centers. For more information, please visit the Eldorado National Forest webpage or take a look at the Visitor Guide .