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

October 21, 2017
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour Shoe Drive
Pink in the Night
8:00 am Placerville Certified Farmers Market
9:00 am 24th Annual Golden Goose Craft Show
9:00 am Fall Bounty—Apples & Pears with UCCE Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County
9:00 am Starthistle- UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
10:00 am 33rd Annual Rock & Gem Show
12:00 pm Stagecoach Rides (Davey Wiser & Crew)
1:30 pm Cameron Park Halloween Carnival & Pumpkin Patch
4:00 pm Wine & Sunset Saturday at Mount Aukum Winery
5:00 pm Third Saturday Art Walk
6:00 pm Art & Wine Festival
6:00 pm Images of Hope at Flowers on Main
8:00 pm Olde Coloma Theatre
8:30 pm Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory

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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