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Check our Storm Damage page for closed and impassable roads and related hazards before you leave home!


Popular Recreation Activities

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ENF Reorganization Project

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The Eldorado National Forest is adapting to change. Our forest staff is evaluating how to reorganize with less facilities, less personnel, less government-owned-vehicles and more partnerships.


Campground Management - Seeking Campground Concession Proposals

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For information on the Campground Concession Prospectus.

Recreation Fee Program Accomplishments

Check out the 2017 report of the Eldorado's Accomplishments for the Recreation Enhancement Act Fee program.


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.

Tree Mortality

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Information on the Eldorado National Forest's and California's Tree Mortality response.

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