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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Recent News


2017 Spring Fire Hire

The Eldorado National Forest is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed workforce for the safe, efficient response to wildfires and in the performance of all aspects of hazardous fuels management in a variety of specialized positions. These are for permanent jobs versus our seasonal temporary hire.

Announcements open February 9, 2017 and close on February 22, 2017. Applications MUST be submitted by 8:59 pm PST on the closing date to be considered.  For more information: .


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.


Forest Plan Revision

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The Forest Plan guides how the forest is managed for the next 15-20 years. View an introductory video and join our mailing list to receive updates. 

Trimburgh Salvage Hazard Timber Sale

The original 02/16 bid opening was postponed due to the temporary closure of Hwy 50. Sealed bids will be received at 2:00 PM local time on 03/07/2017.

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Eldorado National Forest Maps