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Address: 100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
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+1 916-622-5061
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30

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

Reviewed 5 June 2015
karen k
Lotus, California
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Sacramento, California
1 review
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Reviewed 29 June 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 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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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 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!

1 Thank lewis k
Shingle Springs
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 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

3 Thank Feraidoon R
Shingle Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 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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Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Brian H
Placerville, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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.

4 Thank JeanneB75
Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

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

2 Thank big2dan
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 19 August 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 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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