El 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".
Whitewater rafting, hiking, swimming, picnicking, gold panning, fishing and camping fill the spring and summer months in El Dorado County. The beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range welcomes winter visitors with pure snow sporting pleasure. Stay in one of many comfortable hotels or bed and breakfast inns. Take home souvenirs from historic towns, choose from the areas over 70 wineries or take advantage of one of the unique dining experiences El Dorado County has to offer.