Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vail Resorts partnership with the US Forest Service in Kirkwood?


Kirkwood is located on National Forest lands and operates under a special use permit from the Eldorado National Forest, Amador Ranger District.

The U.S.D.A. prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

Established in 1910, the Eldorado hosts over 2.1 million visitors each year. The Forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the forest visitor looking to explore, seek out new adventures, or revisit old memories. With over 80 developed campgrounds and picnic areas, hundreds of miles of roads and trails, multiple large lakes and reservoirs, innumerable miles of rivers and streams, great scenery, and an abundance of plant and wildlife, visitors can find a place or activity to suit them. 

U.S.D.A. prohibits discrimination against its customers. If you believe you experienced discrimination when obtaining services from U.S.D.A., participating in a U.S.D.A. program, or a program that receives financial assistance from U.S.D.A., you may file a complaint with U.S.D.A. OASCR, through the Office of Adjudication, will investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination in programs operated or assisted by USDA. For more information, click here.

The Eldorado National Forest Supervisor’s office is located at 100 Forni Road, Placerville, California 95667, (530) 622-5061.

The Amador Ranger District is located at 26820 Silver Lake Drive, Pioneer, California 95666, (209) 295-4251.


The Eldorado National Forest offers abundant opportunities to explore and enjoy your National Forest Lands.  Visit their website at

National Forests are public lands.  They offer a wide range of benefits from recreation to providing clean water, clean air and other resources for millions of visitors every year.  Visit  your National Forests, they’re all yours!

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