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Eldorado National Forest Solicits Campground Concessionaire Proposals

Contact(s): Jennifer Chapman, 530 957-9660

Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree announced today the solicitation of proposals for a concession campground Special Use Permit (SUP) for the Eldorado National Forest. A permit will be issued to provide high-quality public services in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities. Proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, September 10, 2018. 

One SUP will be issued for the following recreation facilities on Amador, Georgetown, Pacific, and Placerville Ranger Districts. The permit will include the following developed sites: 

Amador District - Caples Lake Campground (CG), Kirkwood Lake CG, Bear River Recreation Area (Pardoes Point CG and Picnic Area, Southshore CG, Sugar Pine Point CG, Bear River Group CG), PiPi CG, Silver Lake CG, Woods Lake CG, Woods Lake Trailhead, Woods Lake Picnic Area, Middle Fork Cosumnes CG, Mokelumne CG, Moore Creek CG, White Azalea CG, Martin Meadows CG (Future offering); 

Georgetown District - Stumpy Meadows Reservoir Area (Black Oak Group CG, Ponderosa Cove Group CG, Stumpy Meadows CG, Stumpy Meadows Boat Ramp and Picnic Area, Stumpy Meadows RV Dump Station);

Pacific District - Gerle Creek CG and Picnic Area, Angel Creek Day Use, Ice House Recreation Area (Ice House CG, Ice House Picnic Area, Ice House Boat Ramp, Ice House RV Dump Station, Upper Silver Creek Icehouse Day Use Area), Loon Lake Recreation Area (Loon Lake CG, Loon Lake Equestrian Group CG, Loon Lake Group CG, Loon Lake Picnic Area and Boat Ramp, Loon Lake RV Dump Station), Red Fir Group CG, Northshore CG, Peninsula Recreation Area (Fashoda CG and Picnic Area, Sunset CG, Sunset Group CG, Sunset Boat Ramp, Peninsula RV Dump Station), Big Silver Group CG, West Point CG, West Point Boat Ramp, Silver Creek Group CG, Wench Creek Recreation Area (Wench Creek CG, Wench Creek Group CG), Wolf Creek Recreation Area (Wolf Creek CG, Wolf Creek Group CG), Yellowjacket Recreation Area (Yellowjacket CG, Yellowjacket Boat Ramp, Yellowjacket RV Dump Station, Wrights Lake Recreation Area (Wrights Lake & Equestrian CG, Wrights Lake Boat Ramp and Picnic Area, Wilderness Trailheads), Camino Cove CG (Future offering);

Placerville District - Bridalveil Picnic Area and Group CG, Capps Crossing CG, China Flat CG, Sand Flat CG, and Silver Fork CG. 

The SUP will likely be issued in February or March 2019, with the intention of the successful applicant beginning operations during the 2019 calendar year.

Prospective applicants can find details about the application process by reviewing the Prospectus for CG and Related Granger-The Concessions documents posted on the Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado  or by contacting Michelle Zuro-Kreimer, Assistant Forest Recreation Officer, at (530) 621-5214 or mzurokreimer@fs.fed.us . All applications must be on paper and received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on Monday, September 10, 2018.  

Complete proposals must be mailed to: Laurence Crabtree, Forest Supervisor, Eldorado National Forest, Attention: Michelle Zuro-Kreimer, 100 Forni Rd., Placerville, CA 95667.  Site visits will be scheduled for August 13-16th. Specific times, dates and tour locations will be posted on the forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado.

Applicants must submit the required processing fee with each proposal submitted.   The selected applicant may be responsible for the costs of preparing and issuing the permit. Additionally, the selected applicant will be required to undergo a Financial Ability Determination (FAD), unless the Forest Service has conducted a FAD for the applicant within the past year and no changes are necessary to bring it up to date.

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.


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