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The Eldorado National Forest is one of California's favorites. In a setting of tall pine, fir, and cedars are a myriad of recreational opportunities, like camping, fishing, boating, and hiking.

Photo by Donna Reddin
Union Valley Reservoir
With over 600 miles of streams, water is the most important product, and hydroelectric projects have created many lakes for recreation. The Forest is also host to one wild area in El Dorado County, Desolation Wilderness (almost 43,000 acres).
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Established in 1910, the Forest is situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, covering 786,994 acres from the foothills into the rugged alpine country near Lake Tahoe. Elevations range from 1,620 to 10,380 feet. An average of 45 inches of rain falls annually, and 10 to 15 feet of snow are common at higher elevations. top

Several years of drought took its toll on the forest, as more than one billion board feet of insect-infested trees died, about 11 percent of the timber inventory. The Forest Service endeavors to harvest dead trees for timber.

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So is it El Dorado or Eldorado? Both spellings are used in El Dorado County. The county and the town names are two words; the national forest is one word. El Dorado as two words is widely used and appears to be correct, "El" being a separate word meaning "The" in Spanish. El Dorado means "The Gilded One".

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Area Code 530 unless noted

Eldorado National Forest
100 Forni Road
Placerville, CA 95667
622-5061
642-5122 TTY
Visitor Information
644-6048
644-6048
644-6048
644-6048
644-6048
Pacific Ranger Station
7887 Highway 50
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
644-2349
Mt. Danaher Lookout, Camino
CA Dept. Forestry & Fire Protection
  644-2345
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt. Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
543-2600
541-4036 TTY
County Burn Day Recording
  621-5897
Fire Prevention
  644-9635
County Weed Abatement
  644-9635
USFS Pacific Southwest Region
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(address as of Feb. 1999)
  (707) 562-8737
Institute of Forest Genetics
Placerville, CA 95667
  622-1225
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