Placerville RV Resort & Campground
The Area

Discover Gold El Dorado

Our convenient location near Hwy 50 means you’re only minutes away from all the wonderful attractions in El Dorado County. Make Placerville RV Resort & Campground your home base when stay and play in Northern California.

El Dorado National Forest

Join the thousands of visitors who are drawn each year to the Eldorado National Forest. Rivers, lakes, and streams are alive with fish. Four hundred miles of hiking trails pass through mountains and meadows, from gentle oak foothills on the west to the 10,000-foot crest of the Sierra Nevada. Highway 50 will take you there.

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Gold Bug Park and Mine

Step back in time when you enter a REAL gold mine from the Gold Rush days. Explore the Gold Bug Mine and the mining museum. Find riches in the gem panning trough. Visit the historic Stamp Mill and working Blacksmith Shop. Open every day!

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Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

In 1848, James Marshall discovered flecks of gold near his sawmill which sparked the California Gold Rush. You too can pan for gold at the American River at the Park in nearby Coloma.

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American River Parkway

Hike or bike this beautiful paved parkway along the banks of the American River. The trail is wheelchair accessible!

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Apple Hill

Nestled near the Sierra foothill town of Placerville, between the vibrant city of Sacramento and the stunning Lake Tahoe, lies a hidden gem – Apple Hill. Apple Hill isn’t just another agricultural community; it’s a 50-year-old tradition that unites families in a unique blend of activities. From apple picking to wine tasting, pony rides to pumpkin carving, there’s something for everyone.

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Community Observatory

See the stars, planets, and galaxies with high-powered telescopes at the Community Observatory. Take a docent-led tour of the Constellations in the outdoor Sky Theatre. Bring the family. The Observatory is free!

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Red Hawk Casino

Operated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Red Hawk Casino offers slot machines, table games, live entertainment, and delectable dining in five award-winning restaurants. The new Apex at Red Hawk offers bowling, a virtual reality arcade, golf simulator, multi-level karting track, sports bar, Apex Grill and more! Red Hawk also offers s free shuttle service to the campground and back. Call for details.

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El Dorado Trail

Hike, bike, and ride horses the entire length of El Dorado County all the way to South Lake Tahoe. Peaceful and family-friendly, you’ll see wildflowers, wild turkeys, and maybe larger wildlife too.

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Frisbee Golf at Lions Park

Lots of family recreation at 24-acre Lions Park, including two softball fields, two tennis courts, a tot lot, picnic facilities, turf areas, horseshoe pits, walking trails, and a Frisbee golf course!

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Fairs and Festivals in Historic Placerville

Stroll the sidewalks of Placerville, see the Bell Tower, visit the antique shops, restaurants, and art galleries, and take part in the exciting fairs and festivals held year-round in enchanting El Dorado County.

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Wine grapes thrive in the perfect soil and climate of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Try tastings at these three wineries and you’ll be hooked on California wines forever!

Madroña Vineyards – Three family-owned vineyards with daily tastings, events, and more!

Starfield Vineyard – Tasting reservations, lunch menu, and hiking trails.

Lava Cap Winery – Taste wines grown in volcanic soil on a mountain top.

Nello Olivo Winery – Try the best Italian wines under the California sun.

What’s Cookin’ in Placerville

You’ll never go hungry in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

From steakhouses to burgers and BBQ, from Mexican to Asian and Italian, there are restaurants in Placerville for every taste and budget. Try them all!

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So Much to See and Do in Placerville

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