We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: South Lake Tahoe / Placerville area, Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: 916-622-5061
Today
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The hiking areas are located within this forest.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Bucket List Approved

This entire area is beyond belief, there is something for everyone. You don't have to get out of the car to enjoy it. So amazing. I love Tahoe and all the surrounding areas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Kip B
,
Denver
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Denver
Level Contributor
76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This entire area is beyond belief, there is something for everyone. You don't have to get out of the car to enjoy it. So amazing. I love Tahoe and all the surrounding areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Camino, California, Usa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Eldorado NF is a great place to visit, especially during the summer. While the Sac Valley is hot, the Eldorado is high enough to have warm days (comfortable) and cool nights. Many campgrounds (both Forest Service and privately run). You are close to South Lake Tahoe for what Tahoe has to offer, but only an hour east of Sacramento.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Placerville, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

went to visit forrest with daughter and enjoy the beauty and peacefullness if it. always enjoy seeing nature at it best very nice to get away from city and enjoy the nature in our back yard

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lotus, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
foothills..ca.
Level Contributor
186 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shingle Springs
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shingle Springs, California
Level Contributor
99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Placerville, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Eldorado National Forest also viewed

 

Been to Eldorado National Forest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Eldorado National Forest staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?