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Eldorado National Forest

100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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The Eldorado NF is a great place to visit.

The Eldorado NF is a great place to visit, especially during the summer. While the Sac Valley is... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2015
Dennis C
Camino, California, Usa
trip with daughter

went to visit forrest with daughter and enjoy the beauty and peacefullness if it. always enjoy... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2015
Bruce R
Placerville, California
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

The Eldorado NF is a great place to visit, especially during the summer. While the Sac Valley is hot, the Eldorado is high enough to have warm days (comfortable) and cool nights. Many campgrounds (both Forest Service and privately run). You are close to South...More

1  Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 14 July 2015

went to visit forrest with daughter and enjoy the beauty and peacefullness if it. always enjoy seeing nature at it best very nice to get away from city and enjoy the nature in our back yard

2  Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I was there yesterday and seen a bear in the camp site(not unusual). After hearing stories from family who had been there for a week, the bear wasn't new to the camp ground. This bear is very smart and is not easily scared away. It...More

2  Thank Tony G
Reviewed 6 June 2015

beautiful place. lots to do, especially fishing! If you are over 18 do not forget to have your fishing license on you at all times while fishing. The park rangers do not fool around with that, and you WILL get a citation. The campgrounds are...More

Thank karen k
Reviewed 10 May 2015

This is no where near placerville..you need to go to Tahoe! Someone stopped me and asked where it was and I had to laugh!

1  Thank lewis k
Reviewed 15 February 2015

beautiful nature a lots of green , the old town is must see place , its not far from Sacramento .this place is my everyday drive .I like it very much

3  Thank Feraidoon R
Reviewed 13 December 2014

So lucky to have this almost in my backyard. Come every August for a group campout.Great for all outdoor activities.

Thank NORA K
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

We drove through here on two separate occasions and made quick pit stops. This forest is awesome! There seemed to some construction going on during the drive both times which congested traffic as well. Overall, the woods were beautiful and seemed pretty remote. I bet...More

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We love the smaller campgrounds in the forest - Northwind, Strawberry, Gerle Creek. So picturesque and well maintained. There are no reservations at these smaller campgrounds, so finding a spot is pretty tricky. The Forest Service staff is very helpful. Ranger Patty Kushner, in particular,...More

4  Thank JeanneB75
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Beautiful scenery, great hiking trails, tons of lakes, so many different things to do - hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching, swimming, floating, relaxing, camping.

2  Thank big2dan
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Dor M
Hithere, We are couple age 60+/-, planning to be in the area in late July. We love hiuking, and may come for one day to see the forest. Can you recommend on specific points and trails that we should consider in the forest? Something that is easy to locate. 3 - 7 mile long is fine. Thanks, Dor
19 February 2017|
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Joni J
can you live in forest
6 April 2016|
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Response from Dennis C | Reviewed this property |
No. Residing in the National Forest is prohibited by Federal law. You may camp for a specific limit (can vary by National Forest). You must have a permanent residence outside the Forest.