Whitewater Rafting

Visit El Dorado County

The South Fork of the American River offers Class I to Class III rafting ideal for ages 8 to 80. It's a fun way to beat the heat - and it's an easy drive from Sacramento and the Bay Area.

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

Upcoming El Dorado County Events

Community Calendar

August 2, 2021
10:00 am Gold Bug Park & Mine
August 3, 2021
8:00 am Certified Farmers Markets
7:30 pm Tahoe Improv Players 2021
August 4, 2021
8:00 am Certified Farmers Markets
4:00 pm Farmers Market - Main Street
August 5, 2021
5:00 pm Happy Hour 5-7pm
6:00 pm Smith Flat House Presents Pickin' on the Patio
7:00 pm Live on the Boulevard

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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