El Dorado County

Experience history, small town charm, and stunning landscapes. From foothill wineries and rushing rivers to the majestic waters and peaks of Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County has it all.

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

March 24, 2018
Placerville Speedway
9:00 am Knickerbocker Creek Hike
9:00 am Tomatoes from Seed to Table - MG/MFP Combo Class- Master Gardeners of EDC
10:00 am Lichen Walk Along the American
11:00 am Essential Oils for a Home Apothecary: Natural First-Aid Tips
6:00 pm Family Karaoke at Pizza Factory Placerville
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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