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In the early mining days of California's Gold Rush, the town of Placerville was known as 'HangTown'. Today it is a bustling & busy centrally located city for thousands who live in the rural foothills of the Western Sierra.
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elevation: 1866' population: 30,563 zip code: 95667


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El Dorado County
NE of Sacramento
on Hwy 50 @ Hwy 49



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • River Rafting
  • Wineries
  • hiking
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • Horsetail Falls
  • Traverse Creek Falls
  • El Dorado Trail
  • Back Roads
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • Lakes and Rivers
  • Motorcyle Roads
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • El Dorado National Forest
  • Auburn State Recreation Area
  • Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
  • Mokelumne Wilderness
  • Lions Park
  • Jenkinson Lake
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
  • Placerville Parks & Rec
  • Desolation Wilderness
  • placerville campgrounds

    Folsom Lake Camping
    Auburn Boat-In Campsites
    Stumpy Meadows Campground
    Van Vleck Bunkhouse NFS
    Sly Guard Cabin Rental
    Capps Crossing Campground
    KOA Placerville
    Ghost Mountain Ranch RV Park
    Camp Lotus
    American River Resort
    Sly Park Group Campground
    Sly Park Equestrian Camp
    Silver Lake West Campground
    Jenkinson Lake Camping

    tent camping

    aka: Hang Town
    Historic Gold Country with main street shopping & many services. Restaurants, antique shops, sporting goods, jewelers & much more. Countryside with rolling hills, homes, oak trees & gold mining history. I guess the miners were pretty mean guys, cuz they are known to have killed off the California state grizzly bears & also hung their outlaw brothers.

    Ranger Station

    El Dorado National Forest
    100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA

    Visitor Information

    nearby towns:
    Strawberry (El Dorado Co.)
    local links:

    El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
    542 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667

    Historic Gold Country
    Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine
    Randolph Jewelers
    El Dorado Farmers Market
    El Dorado Live Christmas Trees
    El Dorado County Wineries
    Placerville Downtown
    Cozmic Cafe
    Sweetie Pies
    Sierra Rizing Bakery
    Eldorado Wines
    Apple Hill
    El Dorado County Farm Trails Association
    Abe's Apple Acres
    City of Placerville
    Owen's Acres
    California SR 50 / Highway 50

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