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Ways to Travel Responsibly in El Dorado County

We’re living in a new and uncharted time. The coronavirus pandemic changed everything. It required us to stay home and shelter in place, preventing the adventure and joy that comes with travel. There are signs of hope. El Dorado County is reopening, and we couldn’t be more excited to see you at our attractions, on our hiking trails, in our wineries and restaurants. But as folks move around the county – and the state of California – we ask you to do so safely and respectfully.

The California Responsible Travel code was created by our friends at Visit California to ensure that our state remains a beautiful, welcoming, and sustainable place for you to visit and enjoy for a long time. We hope you’ll embrace it as you travel responsibly throughout El Dorado County (and beyond)!

California Responsible Travel Code

Roam Responsibly. I will explore California thoughtfully and responsibly, maintaining the utmost respect for everyone and everything I encounter.

Educate Myself. I will do my research before traveling across the state, familiarizing myself with local regulations and community concerns, which may have changed over time. This is especially important in rural communities with limited healthcare resources.

Safety First. I will follow public health directives from government officials, including physical distancing measures. I will take all the necessary steps to minimize health risks to myself and others and stay home if I’m sick.

Preserve California. I will protect and nurture the Golden State’s pristine outdoor spaces and cultural icons by maintaining a light footprint at every turn and paying special attention to delicate ecosystems. 

Embrace Community. I will support local businesses and do my part to ensure the long-term prosperity of the places I visit.

Celebrate Culture. I will immerse myself in California’s diverse local cultures and embrace the traditions and practices I encounter.

Teach Others. I will lead by example and share these practices with fellow travelers, acknowledging that we all share the responsibility to protect California. 

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Additional Responsible Travel Resources

We’ve compiled some additional resources to help you plan your El Dorado County adventures.

Lake Tahoe Travel Pledge

El Dorado County guidelines

Eldorado National Forest

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

State Parks COVID-19 Resource Center

El Dorado Winery Association

Visit California Resources

National Park Service’s Recreate Responsibly Page

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Ways to Travel Responsibly in El Dorado County
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Community Events Calendar

April 19, 2024
Imagination Theater Presents - Winnie the Pooh
April 25, 2024
11:00 am THROWBACK THURSDAY 1/2 OFF PIZZAS
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April 26, 2024
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