Our Community

El Dorado County is located in Northern California in the Sierra Nevada foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.

The county is situated amidst the enchanting historic Gold Rush region.  An abundance of year-round recreation is unsurpassed.  Outdoor enthusiasts living in nearby communities enjoy a variety of activities, including water and snow skiing, hiking, hunting, biking, fishing, camping, sailing, mountaineering, gold panning, rafting, and kayaking.

For the wildlife activist and avid bird watcher, the ecosystem of the area includes a diversity of both fauna and flora.

For those who prefer additional entertainment, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento River Delta, and Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada, are all within a 100-mile radius.

From gold panning to apple picking, wine tasting, quaint living, and breathtaking vistas, El Dorado County, California, offers an experience like no other!

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Total Area: 1,788.0 sq mi
Land Area: 1,710.8 sq mi
Water Area:

77.2 sq mi

Average Climate: 92.7 (July)
52.4 (January)
Population* 182,019 (2010)
CDE Dept. of Finance Fiscal Reports and El Dorado County  Demographic Profile  2010-11