Eldorado National Forest, CA
US Forest Service
The Eldorado National Forest is an ideal place for people seeking to escape from busy urban lifestyles. Its climate and topography offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, camping and cross-country and downhill skiing.
It is located one hour from the metropolitan area of Sacramento which has a population of over one million people, and two to three hours driving time from the San Francisco Bay area, with a population of over six million. The Forest therefore plays a vital role in the environment, health and well being of over seven million people.
The Eldorado National Forest is also situated near the original California gold discovery site on the American River at Coloma, and still boasts numerous gold-bearing rivers and streams.
Camping, Lodging and Day UseBEAR RIVER GROUP CAMPGROUND BIG SILVER GROUP BLACK OAK CAPPS CROSSING FASHODA GERLE CREEK HARVEY WEST CABIN ICE HOUSE LOON LAKE LOON LAKE CHALET MIDDLE MEADOWS PIPI CAMPGROUND PONDEROSA COVE CAMPGROUND RED FIR ROBBS HUT SILVER CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND SILVER LAKE EAST- ELDORADO SLY GUARD CABIN SOUTH FORK GROUP (CA) SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND STUMPY MEADOWS SUNSET-UNION VALLEY VAN VLECK BUNKHOUSE WENCH CREEK WOLF CREEK CALIFORNIA WRIGHTS LAKE YELLOWJACKET
Permits and WildernessDesolation Wilderness Permit