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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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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2015
Feraidoon R
Shingle Springs
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Placerville, California
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank NORA K
Denver, Colorado
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114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank CCB2017
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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134 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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!

2 Thank InterMMiami
Lombard, Illinois
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761 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank LostALot22

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