Spring in Wine Country

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Spring is a perfect time to explore El Dorado County's unique and diverse wineries. It's one of California’s oldest wine-producing areas, and today it offers outstanding value, taste, and variety with frequent opportunities to meet the winemakers and owners.

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.

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Ways You Can Support El Dorado County During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While sheltering in place, you may be wondering how you can help your community. We’ve got a few suggestions.

4 can’t-miss spring hikes in El Dorado County

It makes sense for skiers and snowboarders to embrace snow, but hikers? This winter’s significant snowfall is great news for those of us who enjoy the sight of fast moving rivers and abundant waterfalls. And since some these spring hikes are easy to moderate, they’re a great family-friendly activity as well.

How to Enjoy El Dorado County Virtually

Travel may be on hold for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stop enjoying your favorite places…from the comfort of your own home! Below are some suggestions for your El Dorado County armchair adventure while you shelter in place. 

Early season river rafting specials on the South Fork of the American River

Whether you’re a seasoned rafter seeking whitewater thrills or have never been on a river rafting trip, you can find a variety of early season river rafting specials available through the many river rafting and kayak operators. El Dorado County is home to the South Fork of the American River, the West Coast’s most popular whitewater river, offering intermediate (Class III) adventures along the backdrop of Gold Rush history.

Discover the hidden gems and locations featured in the latest El Dorado County video

The secret is out: El Dorado County is chock-full of hidden gems, and quite a few of them were featured in the latest video. Looking to experience them for yourself? Check out the below locations and links for more details.

24 Carrot Farm: Meet the farmer behind the farm

by Mike Battey

It was sometime in the early to mid-’90s that I recall shoving a handful of chives from the garden in my mouth. I moved over to the green beans, and then the tomatoes, rushing as many as I could into my overalls to snack on before my mom used the remainder for dinner.

3 Gorgeous lakes in El Dorado County (that aren’t Lake Tahoe!)

A fantastic destination for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors, El Dorado County is a treasure trove of natural beauty. From the roaring Sierra mountain ranges to sandy, white beaches of local lakes, the area boasts of an exceptionally vast and diverse landscape. And in the midst of it all lie some of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see. While Lake Tahoe may be El Dorado County’s best-known body of water, there are multitudes of lesser-known gems hidden among the lush forests and lofty mountains, which make for wonderful getaways. Read on to learn more.

Top Instagram hikes in El Dorado County

Sometimes hiking isn’t about the hike itself. Sometimes it’s about the amazing photos you bring back to share with friends, fans, and followers.

Must-try mountain bike trails in El Dorado County

For mountain bikers in the know, El Dorado County is a hidden gem. Miles of singletrack throughout the region means adventure, fun, and fantastic views for newbie and expert riders alike.

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

May 1, 2020
1:30 pm Caregiver Support Group - "My Time"
May 2, 2020
10:00 am Kids' Expo 2020
10:00 am Wakamatsu Open Farm Days
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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