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Fishing & Boating in El Dorado County

El Dorado County is the heart of the most diversified recreational area in California, with approximately one million acres of national forest land. Desolation Wilderness area is the most visited wilderness area in the state. The greater El Dorado County area provides ten major reservoirs and has 11,640 acres of lakes. There are family campgrounds, plus several additional picnic areas and boat ramps. In addition to the abundance of lakes, 575 miles of rivers and streams provide habitat for over 20 known fish species.

Fishing Spots in El Dorado County: American River (Silver Fork Riverton), Stumpy Meadows, American River South Fork Coloma, El Dorado Forebay, Kirkwood Lake, Consumnes River, Ice House Reservoir, Kirkwood Lake, Loon Lake, and Union Valley Reservoir. Click Here for a Reservoir Map

El Dorado County Fish and Game Commission »

California Department of Fish and Game
1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 653-7664 Fax: (916) 653-1856
"Conserving Calfornia's Wildlife Since 1870"
Fishing Guide

Fishing Eldorado National Forest »

Want some local expert fishing tips and fishing gear? Ken's Custom Tackle Company has fine hand-crafted, custom-made trolling flashers and trolling lures… flashers and lures have been developed after many years of fishing experience on the lakes in the Crystal Basin area of the El Dorado National Forest and many of the other surrounding lakes in Northern California… Website, P.O. Box 948, Camino, CA 95709, Phone: (530) 647-2306.

Indian Rock Fly Fish & Christmas Tree Farm

Where to host an affair, Christmas Tree Farms
Indian Rock's goal is to give all guests an exciting, unforgettable experience with nature, fish and a fly rod… 3800 North Canyon Road, Camino (530) 622-4087. Location: From Camino, go north on Larsen Drive 1 mile, then left on North Canyon at Apple Barn. 1.6 miles to the Indian Rock OPEN DAILY 8:30 a.m. to dark. Catch and release fly fishing. All weather roads. Packaging available. Picnic tables, wreaths, gift shop. Call for reservations for fishing, open trout season. Phone: (530)622-4087. Visit their website!

High Hill Ranch

Apple Hill, Where to host an affair
2901 High Hill Rd., Placerville, Phone: (530) 644-1973. Trout fishing in the pond! Directions: Take the first Camino exit coming from Sacramento, turn right onto Carson Road, turn a left onto High Hill Road. High Hill Ranch offers their facility for wedding ceremonies, receptions and company picnics. With the breathtaking Sierras mountains as a backdrop, and our expansive outdoor deck and dinning room, High Hill Ranch is the perfect place for your special event.

Sly Park

4771 Sly Park Rd.
Pollock Pines, CA 95726 530-644-2545, Website for EID (Park Fees)
(Jenkinson) Lake Located south of Highway 50 off of Sly Park Road. The park offers camping, hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking. The Sly Park story is featured in the James Calvin Sly Museum located in the park. Jenkinson Lake, formed by Sly Park Dam, has a storage capacity of 41,000 acre-feet with a surface area of 650 acres. Municipal and industrial water is furnished to the city of Placerville and nearby small communities, and irrigation water is furnished to El Dorado Irrigation District.

Launch Wakeboarding School

Granite Bay Launch Ramp, located on Folsom Lake in Granite Bay.
Phone: 916-532-WAKE (9253).
They offer wakeboarding and wakeskating lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced wakeboarders. They also teach boat operating and boat safety for 1st time boat buyers or those who want to know the ins and outs of boating and wakeboarding. Visit their website!

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