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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

August 6, 2018
10:00 am 52nd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition
August 19, 2018
Black Berry Jam Class
8:00 am El Dorado Hills Certified Farmers Market
10:00 am El Dorado Depot -El Dorado Western Railroad Rides
11:00 am Patriarche Vertical Tasting
2:00 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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