El Dorado County is the heart of the most diversified recreational area in California with approximately one million acres of national forest. The greater El Dorado County area provides ten major reservoirs and has 11,640 acres of lake and over 575 miles of rivers and streams.
The American River is one of the most popular whitewater rafting rivers in the western United States. For a leisurely trip, the South Fork frolics over Class II-III rapids and meanders through the historic gold-mining town of Coloma. For thrill seekers, The Middle Fork cascades through canyons over Class IV rapids while The North Fork which relies on snowmelt only runs in the spring.
There is no better way to enjoy the beauty of El Dorado County than by exploring it first-hand. Whether you enjoy horseback riding, a strenuous hike or mountain biking, you'll experience the magnificence of the El Dorado National Forest along an extensive system of trails.
For snow sport enthusiasts the Sierra Nevada's provides you with a choice of first class ski areas, offering breath taking views and a variety of activities from skiing to snow mobiling.
Whatever your pleasure come experience El Dorado! The possibilities are endless and adventure is just around the corner.