El Dorado County, at the heart of California’s Gold Rush country, connects Sacramento, California’s capital, with the State of Nevada. Geographically, El Dorado County is located on the western slope of the mountain range known as the Sierra Nevada, sometimes shortened to “the Sierras.”
Our western border with Sacramento County is characterized by its rolling foothills. Travelling eastward, the elevation increases, first gradually to Placerville, our County Seat, at an elevation of about 2,000 feet, then more rapidly through the mountains; the peaks of some of these mountains exceed 10,000 feet in elevation. Lake Tahoe, at an elevation of 6,500 feet, is on the eastern border that we share with the State of Nevada.
Within our borders are great rivers, lakes, gold mines, historic towns, breathtaking scenery, a business friendly climate, and an incredibly diverse community offering a multitude of opportunity.