Where to go and where to stay
in El Dorado County.
Visiting El Dorado County
Placerville, South Lake Tahoe.
El Dorado County was
one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.
Parts of the county's territory were given to Amador
County in 1854 and to Alpine County in 1864. Prior to
statehood, it had been referred to as Coloma County.
The county seat of El Dorado County is Placerville.
El Dorado County Chamber of
Stretching from the foothills above the Sacramento Valley through rugged mountains to Lake
Tahoe, the 'Golden County' of California has a terrain as diverse as its population
El Dorado County Visitors
El Dorado County is where gold was first discovered in California. Today, the gold is
still being found but its in the form of family weekends, couple retreats and the
making of family traditions.
Placerville is a charming California gold rush town named after the
placer gold deposits found in its river beds and hills in the late 1840s.
The City of Placerville
is centrally located between Sacramento, the State capitol, and South Lake Tahoe.
Placerville has a number of antique stores, art galleries and a good selection of unique,
independent restaurants up and down Main street.
South Lake Tahoe
Located on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe is the
most populous city in California's El Dorado County.
The city incorporated in 1965 by combining the previously
unincorporated communities of Al Tahoe, Bijou, Bijou Park, Stateline, Tahoe Valley, and
City of South Lake Tahoe.
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