Eldorado National Forest

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Eldorado National Forest

Address:100 Forni Rd
Placerville, CA 95667

Phone:530-622-5061
Fax:530-621-5297
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado
Size: 786,994 acres.
Location:Eastern California, between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Accessible by US 50 and CA 88. Nearby cities/towns include Placerville and Sacramento.
Facilities:Information centers, 70+ developed campgrounds, 4 cabins, dispersed camping, picnic sites, hiking trails, bridle trails, OHV trails, boat ramps, ski areas, scenic drives, (é).
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, whitewater rafting, water-skiing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, OHV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Historic points of interest include Coloma, the actual site of the gold discovery in California on January 24, 1848; Bedford Park, the only municipally-owned gold mine in the U.S. that is open to the public; two wilderness areas totaling 169,000 acres.

See other parks in California.
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At times, SMUD has requirements for additional security resources in the Upper American River Project (UARP) to staff security posts and provide mobile foot and vehicle security patrols of SMUD assets at the UARP located throughout the El Dorado National Forest and El Dorado County.
In a small shrine in the foothills of El Dorado National Forest rests what may be the SUV's fossilized archetype.
editor: In your 1996-97 National Register of Big Trees you list a champion Western white pine (Pinus monticola) in El Dorado National Forest, nominated by Henry Carsten and Maynard Drawson.

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