Your Gateway to the Sierra!
Come discover, explore, and enjoy your Eldorado National Forest.
Caldor Fire Area Information
Caldor Fire Area: As of April 1, 2022 the Forest Order closure #03-21-21 was lifted. A new Forest Order 03-22-06 addressing closures to specific developed recreation sites, roads, and trails took effect on April 1, 2022. Please view before venturing into the forest. This essentially opens the area to normal access and activities appropriate for the time of year and forest conditions.
- Mormon Emigrant Trail still has snow on the east end and is not accessible all the way through. Also, there is still timber and construction traffic so be very cautious driving in the area.
- Recreating in a post-fire area carries a number of hazards and dangers. We recommend checking out other areas in the forest outside the Caldor Fire area for your recreation activities.
Thousands of visitors are drawn each year to the Eldorado National Forest’s rivers, lakes, and streams alive with fish; mountains and meadows for alpine and nordic skiing; campsites and picnic areas in alpine backcountry and dense forests. Four hundred miles of hiking trails pass through all kinds of terrain, from gentle oak foothills on the west to the 10,000-foot crest of the Sierra Nevada. Two major highways - Highway 50 and Highway 88 - run through the Forest, making it an easy drive from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Forest Service is committed to nurturing and managing the National Forests in order to ensure the health of the land. As we respectfully use and play in these precious public lands, we are taking part in a shared vision for the future.
Be Fire Safe, Recreate Responsibly - A Busy and Dry Recreation Season is Expected
Release Date: May 23, 2022 Placerville, CA
Recovery after a major wildfire is a long term process. The first steps involve repairing areas damaged by fire suppression, and mitigating safety hazards such as fire weakened trees, burning stump holes, damaged utilities, and hazmat concerns. Recovery also includes the Burned Area Emergency Response, information on access to recreation residences and the forest, debris cleanup, the rebuilding process for recreation residences, and future Caldor Fire restoration and management activities.
Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds Grant Application Public Review
For the 2022 G22 grant cycle only the law enforcement support grant was submitted. The Forest is taking a pause on the ground operations grant at this time. View link for more information.
Great American Outdoors Act
The Great American Outdoors Act enables federal land managers to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests.
El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee
The El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is active. We look forward to working with the RAC and the community on a new set of conservation projects.