Whitewater Rafting the South Fork

Visit El Dorado County

The American River in El Dorado County offers an unforgettable experience to water lovers, aged 7 to 75!

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

May 16, 2022
10:00 am Gold Bug Park
May 17, 2022
5:30 pm Smoking Cessation Program
May 19, 2022
6:00 pm Smith Flat House Presents Pickin' on the Patio
6:00 pm Spring Fling Fashion Show
May 20, 2022
1:00 pm History of Native American Tribes in Our Region
6:00 pm Line Dance Lessons at Smith Flat House
7:00 pm Dine in the Vines

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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