One of the three major all season routes across the Sierra, Highway 50 provides easy access to the northern portion of the Eldorado National Forest from Placerville to Echo Summit. Along the highway there are numerous recreation opportunities - camping, biking, fishing, hiking, OHV, and more. There are two year around forest information stations where maps, permits and specific information is available. In Placerville, the Forest Supervisor's Office is located on Forni Road, just off the highway. Further east in Camino, the Placerveille Ranger Station is located on Eight Mile Road. Both stations are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30 pm.
Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) additional services can be found at the Pacific Ranger Station in Pollock Pines and the Information Stations at Crystal Basin, off Ice House Road, and at the Pyramid Creek Trailhead near Twin Bridges.