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Address: South Lake Tahoe / Placerville area, Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: 916-622-5061
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The hiking areas are located within this forest.

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Nice camping and fishing

beautiful place. lots to do, especially fishing! If you are over 18 do not forget to have your fishing license on you at all times while fishing. The park rangers do not fool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Lotus, California
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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was there yesterday and seen a bear in the camp site(not unusual). After hearing stories from family who had been there for a week, the bear wasn't new to the camp ground. This bear is very smart and is not easily scared away. It also likes to get up close and personal (which was my personal experience). I ended... More 

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Lotus, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

beautiful place. lots to do, especially fishing! If you are over 18 do not forget to have your fishing license on you at all times while fishing. The park rangers do not fool around with that, and you WILL get a citation. The campgrounds are all lovely, I have been to many many of them over the years, since I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is no where near placerville..you need to go to Tahoe! Someone stopped me and asked where it was and I had to laugh!

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Shingle Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

beautiful nature a lots of green , the old town is must see place , its not far from Sacramento .this place is my everyday drive .I like it very much

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Shingle Springs, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Eldorado National Forest

Address: South Lake Tahoe / Placerville area, Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: 916-622-5061
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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