• ROAD STATUS - For information on which roads are open or closed.

    • Forestwide Temporary Seasonal closure IS in effect - ​All native surface (dirt, unpaved) roads and trails are seasonally closed from January 1 through March 31st. During these winter and spring months vehicle use on dirt roads and trails is prohibited. (does not apply to Rock Creek OHV area which has it's own wet weather closure.)

  • CALDOR FIRE CLOSURE  -  All roads, trails, and facilities within the fire closure area are closed through March 31, 2022. This includes Morman Emigrant Trail. Forest Order 03-21-21. This will be re-assessed as the winter progresses.

  • RECREATION FACILITY STATUS - For information on which facilities are open or closed.

  • OFFICES - Our virtual offices are staffed to provide visitor information. The phone #s and hours are on the left side of this page.

Caldor Fire Recovery

For information on the Caldor Fire and the recovery efforts go the Caldor Fire Recovery page.

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A piece of Eldorado National Forest is lost in the Caldor Fire: Plummer Guard Station.

Caldor Fire Recovery

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.


Timber Offering: Silver Sierra Decks Sale

This sale consists of existing log decks generated from the removal of hazard trees to roads within the 2021 Caldor Fire footprint. Bids due January 25 by 10 am.

Great American Outdoors Act

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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

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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.

Caples Ecological Restoration Project

The Forest Service is conducting prescribed burning, aspen enhancement, and meadow restoration activities within the Caples Creek Watershed on the Placerville and Amador Ranger Districts.

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