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Eldorado National Forest

Address: South Lake Tahoe / Placerville area, Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: 916-622-5061
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Placerville
Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The hiking areas are located within this forest.
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Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: The hiking areas are located within this forest.
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Shingle Springs, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

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

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Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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 it would be great to camp, if you are into that sort of thing. We... More 

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Placerville, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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, is competent and caring as she deals with campers' issues.

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Placerville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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Fremont, California
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1,177 attraction reviews
1,134 helpful votes 1,134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoy going to Silver Lake area of Eldorado National Forest for hiking, picnics, and for fishing. We usually go by ourselves or with extended family members. We also like to go to Loon Lake. Sometimes its just fun to drive through the area and see the forest. In winter, after a snow storm, its quite nice to see the... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Drove up to Loon Lake in the Eldorado Forest, just outside the Tahoe area. The lake is one of several large and quiet spots in the Union area. Camping was primitive with pit toilets and no hook-ups, but no matter...the lake was pristine and perfect for kayaking and fishing. The temperature was about 15-20 degrees cooler by day from the... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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85 attraction reviews
508 helpful votes 508 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful drive from South Lake Tahoe to Eldorado National Forest passing Carson pass and other passes, stopping by number of lakes. Scenery is breathtaking, we stopped so many times before and after our hike near the Silver Lake. This was an outstanding day trip worth repeating once we are back!

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Lombard, Illinois
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207 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On a recent business trip I took a side trip and drove from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe. It is wonderful. One of the best drives in the country. The scenery was great and the roads were not crowded.

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112 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

What a fabulous drive we had coming in from SF the change of scenery was unimaginable. The best view was the top of the hill looking over the forest and Lake Tahoe. It was the most amazing view especially with the snow. Will have to stop and stay a few days next time ! Love the diversity of California (... More 

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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

A place to let loose and get close to nature. Lots of eco-tourist activities along with a great place at South Lake Tahoe to enjoy restaurants and clubs.

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