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Parks and Trails

South Fork American River 

The South Fork of the American River, below Chili Bar Dam to Salmons Falls, is managed by El Dorado County Parks and Trails Division of the Chief Administrative Office. 

Education, Information, and Safety is our focus. Sharing ways for river access with residents and visiting river recreation enthusiasts. 

​News and Visitor Information
​River Management Plan

South Fork of the American River

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River Map - South Fork Upper Canyon

River Map - South Fork Lower Canyon

2018 River Management Plan

How will the River Management Plan affect private boaters? 

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