Outdoor Recreation

Fishing & Boating

Get out on the water in El Dorado County and discover its many lakes, streams, rivers, and reservoirs.

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All Fishing & Boating

  • Union Valley Reservoir

    On the water, sailing, boating and swimming are very popular. For hikers and bikers, the Union Valley Bike Trail and Bassi Falls Hiking Trail are great for exploring. Fishing in the lake includes rainbow, brown, mackinaw trout and kokanee salmon. The bike trail connects with the campground, near the boat Read more [...]

  • Ice House Reservoir

    Enjoy swimming, fishing and boating on Ice House Reservoir. Rainbow, brown, and trout swim in these waters. A boat ramp is located on-site. Hike or bike on the Ice House Mountain Bike Trail, which stretches for 3.1 miles along ridge tops and shaded northern slopes. The trail boasts views of Read more [...]

  • Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

    Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass or perch. Visitors can also see the Folsom Powerhouse (once called “the greatest operative electrical Read more [...]

  • Sly Park Recreation Area

    Located just 13 miles east of Placerville off Hwy 50 at Pollock Pines, the area features forests, and nine miles of hiking and equestrian trails surrounding picturesque Jenkinson Lake. Swimming and boating are popular activities, with two boat ramps and many beaches available to swimmers. Sly Park offers both day Read more [...]