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Eldorado National Forest

100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Fishing At Stumpy Meadows

The air was hazy due to fires nearby. On a clear day, it would be very pretty. However, most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura H
El Dorado Hills, California
via mobile

Although I was there for a work 2 days trip, it does not mean I did not enjoy the beauty of nature... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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The hiking areas are located within this forest.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The air was hazy due to fires nearby. On a clear day, it would be very pretty. However, most disturbing was the health of the fish we that we caught. Although we caught limits, every single fish was heavily infested with parasites. Other fisherman encountered...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I was there for a work 2 days trip, it does not mean I did not enjoy the beauty of nature. I was there for some dam engineering stuff. we went through the forest roads towards two beautiful dams, L.L. Anderson and Hell Hole....More

Thank hosnegar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you enjoy trekking, camping, fly fishing or casting, and if you enjoy magnificent, unspoiled mountain vistas, then this is the place to come. Lake Tahoe is worth a visit all by itself, but there are smaller lakes and trails a-plenty--from easy to very hard....More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We enjoyed fishing Caples Lake in the Eldorado Forest. We fished for trout on Labor day weekend. We also went to the picnic area by the boat ramp. There are information signs on Mr. and Mrs. Caples. She made pies and sold them in Placerville....More

Thank mini
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Going for a few days in lake Tahoe, I looked for opportunity to taste something while breaking long drive. Finding information on Eldorado forest was not that easy. Good maps are not to be found on-line. Nevigating to trail-heads is another issue - with Wase...More

Thank HyperionSeoul
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It is indeed a fantastic area, where the whole family will never lack of something fun to do. Great history, great food and for you wine lovers, so of the best wineries you can have

Thank PaulMW1957
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It's a hidden gem. There is two miles trail from the lower level. Lower Falls will visit us first and there is 1.3 miles trail from there to the upper falls. There is another route to reach the upper falls along with the trail. Please...More

3  Thank laxmikant c
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We drove Highway 88 to the El Dorado National Forest. It was spring time and just beautiful out. With our good snow fall this year, there was beautiful green as well as a lot of snow. Caples Lake was still frozen over This is a...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Eldorado National Forest has something for everyone with just a little outdoor adventure. From creeks to rivers, ponds to lakes. Millions of trails and wildlife to go with it. There is always joy coming here

2  Thank dockahuna
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

DO NOT TURN LEFT AT THE EL CARISO / HOTSHOT CAMP. NOT A CAMPGROUND. I am new to Cleveland National Forest. In the evening of March 24, 2017 I spent an hour or so looking through my GPS and found various campgrounds sprinkled throughout the...More

4  Thank Ryan M
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7 March 2017|
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
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Dor M
19 February 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
The best, and safest, way to plan hiking trips in any National Forest is to obtain a map of the trails from the National Park Service (online) or to visit their office in Placerville where you can buy all manners of maps... More