PLACERVILLE, Calif. Sept. 14, 2018 – The Eldorado National Forest is consolidating Visitor Information Services (VIS) on the Highway 50 corridor. All visitor services currently located at the Pacific Ranger District 3 miles east of Pollock Pines will move to the Placerville Ranger District in Camino on October 15. The Placerville Ranger District location at 4260 Eight Mile road, Camino CA 95709 (take Highway 50 exit 54) will handle Desolation Wilderness permits, the Pacific District recreation information and rental cabins in addition to their regular visitor information services at that point.
“Consolidating visitor services on the Highway 50 corridor will provide more efficient customer service to our local communities and visiting public,” said Supervisor Crabtree. “The Placerville Ranger District location was selected as the primary Visitor Center as it is centrally located along the Highway 50 corridor and has an easier and safer entrance/exit off of Highway 50 for visitors.”
As of October 15, the Placerville Visitor Center will be open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm until December 16th. The Visitor Center will then be open Monday through Friday until May 2019 when it will expand its hours to 7 days a week for the 2019 summer season. The Pacific District office will not handle any visitor services and will only be open as a business office. The Forest Supervisor’s office in Placerville will expand its schedule to Monday through Saturday this fall from November 12 to December 16 for Christmas tree permit season. All visitor services with the exception of Desolation Wilderness permits are also available at this office.