Eldorado National Forest

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Eldorado National Forest

Address:100 Forni Rd
Placerville, CA 95667

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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Barrett Lake Trail, El Dorado National Forest, Calif.
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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