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.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Working in Eldorado National Forest puts a good chunk of her life in the Sierra Nevada, although she is some times called to work in other areas of the country.
American Forests is working with Eldorado National Forest and other partners to test new climate-smart restoration designs to meet these challenges.
district ranger of the Eldorado National Forest. The forest reduced the length of its documents by citing references rather than explaining them in detail and by focusing the report on the most pressing environmental impacts.
Ask for the recreation map of Eldorado National Forest, 26820 Silver Dr., Pioneer, Calif 95666; (209) 295-4251.
* On Eldorado National Forest west of Lake Tahoe, and farther north on Plumas National Forest near Mt.
Born in the gold rush, its logging industry endures; as many as 160 huge trucks per day, loaded with trees cut in nearby Eldorado National Forest, rumble down the main street at all hours.
There's a similar railroad history experience ("The Rails and Trails of Caldor") on nearby Eldorado National Forest southwest of Lake Tahoe (916/644-6048).
The dangers to Fibreboard are reflected in other situations close at hand: In early March, for example, Michigan-California Lumber Company, which produced lumber largely from timber stocks on the nearby Eldorado National Forest, announced plans to permanently close its 105-year-old, 280-employee sawmill in Camino, citing "radical groups using legal technicalities."
* The $18 million Cleveland fire on the Eldorado National Forest roared up American River canyon, devastating timber, taking out 27 structures, claiming an air tanker and its crew, and nearly igniting the fuel-and population-clogged Lake Tahoe basin.