Places to Go ...
Come visit the Chamber office at 542 Main Street in Placerville,
between 9AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday for personal assistance.
We can help you find what you're looking for!
Find out more ...
about El Dorado County from the El Dorado County Visitors
"Apple Hill" with it's fruit tree orchards, our
legendary vineyards and wineries, and our Christmas tree farms...
with so many options, including biking, hiking, camping, kayaking,
rafting, hunting, fishing and more...
& Food - pamper yourself with great places to stay,
and tantalizing places to dine while visiting...
& Downtown, El Dorado County is home to a multitude
of talented artists...
Dorado County is at the heart of California's Gold Rush country,
often called the "Mother Lode." Folsom Lake and rolling
foothills are on our western border with Sacramento County.
Lake Tahoe and 10,000 foot mountain peaks are on the eastern border
that we share with the State of Nevada. Within these borders are great
rivers, lakes, gold mines, historic towns, incredible views and everything
that nature has to offer.
El Dorado County is just 30 miles east of Sacramento, California's
State Capitol and only 40 miles west of Carson City, Nevada's State
Capitol. San Francisco lies 125 miles to the west and Reno is a
mere 50 miles to the northeast of the "Golden County."
The center of the Western Slope is Placerville, the seat of government
for El Dorado County. Here the hills begin to become mountains.
Sitting at an elevation of about 2,000 feet, the old section of
town has been restored and offers great shopping. The City of Placerville
owns and operates Gold
Bug Mine, the only gold mine in California that is open to visitors.
North of Placerville is the town of Coloma where gold was first
discovered in California over 150 years ago. The Coloma Gold
Discovery Site has been restored to 1840's style and is a living
museum. For more information, check out the Marshall
Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
The country roads in southern El Dorado County will lead you through
the best Wine Country in the Sierras. The congeniality of our small
wineries will make you feel as if you are visiting old friends!
East of Placerville is another historic community of Camino ...
home to popular "Apple Hill" where orchards abound ...
a place to relax, take in the beauty, especially in the fall when
the apples are ripe and autumn shows off its brilliance of colors.
Further east, the Sierras are home to the Christmas tree and logging
industries, while providing great places to camp, hike, hunt, fish
Lake Tahoe, the "mile high" lake is on our eastern border.
On mountain peaks reaching over 10,000 feet high, you will find
some of the best Alpine style skiing in the United States.
The city of South Lake Tahoe is the center of commerce on the eastern
slope of the Sierras and attracts people from all over the world
to its wonderful scenery, fishing, sailing, and snow skiing.
For more information about the Lake Tahoe area, contact the South
Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce