Ready to Discover Your El Dorado County?

From adrenaline pumping white water rapids in the high country to exquisite farm to table dining in charming foothill towns, El Dorado County is one of California's hidden gems.

From the Foothills to the Alpine

El Dorado County is one of the most diverse, beautiful places you’ll ever visit. Sierra scenery is nothing short of spectacular, spanning across more than 1800 square miles with elevations ranging from just a few feet to more than 10,000 feet above sea level. The 1848 discovery of gold in Coloma touched off the largest gold rush in history. Today we are much more than rustic mining towns and historic sites. We are a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, a welcoming wine and agricultural scene, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Outdoor Recreation

Wine Trails

Historic Towns

Experience the Arts

Farm Trails

Top Trips & Picks

Inside El Dorado County

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

November 20, 2017
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour Shoe Drive
November 21, 2017
5:00 pm Bingo
7:00 pm Gold Rush Barbershop Chorus and Quartets
November 22, 2017
6:30 pm Square Dance & Line Dance Classes
November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving
November 24, 2017
5:30 pm Festival of Lights in Historic Placerville
7:00 pm Shrek the Musical - Opening Night
8:00 pm Olde Coloma Theatre

Bringing the pooch?

El Dorado County is a great place to travel with your dog.

 

Dog-friendly lodging | Dog-friendly things to do

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Join Us For Holiday Celebrations in Downtown Placerville!

Events throughout the holiday season. Visits with Santa, free stagecoach rides, the Festival of Lights, and much more!

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