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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Last May, the supervisor of the Eldorado National Forest unilaterally suspended operations on 24 sold sales, including the four awarded to Wetsel-Oviatt Lumber Company.
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.
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.
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.
Leading the nation as the first RNA with a written management plan is Station Creek in California's Eldorado National Forest.
The Star Fire, which burned more than 16,000 acres in September 2001 in the Tahoe and Eldorado National Forests.
Most recently, Verizon Wireless deployed a COLT (Cell on Light Truck) and 20 wireless phones to support firefighters and other emergency crews who contained the 8,000-acre Ralston Fire in the Tahoe and Eldorado National Forests in northern California.
The green crew-cab pickup equipped with a 500-gallon water tank came to rest on its top in an old clearcut, where members of a Forest Service firefighting crew out of Kentucky who witnessed the crash and Hotshot crews from the Plumas and Eldorado national forests were able to reach the survivors.