Robbs Valley Resort was known as “an oasis for the weary sportsman” starting from its founding in 1984. The resort was hand built by Les Clementsen, his wife Judy, his son Ron, and many friends and volunteers.
The resort changed ownership in 2001 and was hosted by Frank and Anne-Marie O’Halloran, and their family, from then until it closed.
Robbs Valley Resort was located in the beautiful and scenic Eldorado National Forest, the “Gateway to the Sierras.” This national forest was established in 1910. There’s fishing, camping, hiking, and many other magnificent activities to appear to the more than 2.1 million visitors who come to Eldorado each year. There are more than eighty fully-developed campgrounds and picnic areas, as well as hundreds of miles of roads and hiking trails.
- Desolation Wilderness is a special area of Eldorado that is located along the crest of the Sierra Mountains north of Highway 50 between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. Did you know that Desolation Wilderness is the most heavily used wilderness area per acre in the United States of America? It is 100 square miles, smallish by wilderness standards, and includes Fontanillis and Dicks Lake, Dicks Peak and Dicks Pass. Dicks Pass has an elevation of approximately 9,380 feet, which means it is the highest pass on the Pacific Crest Trail between here and the Canadian border—many hikers consider it a must-visit!
- Mokelumne Wilderness lies within portions of Calaveras, Alpine, and Amador Counties and is bordered by State Highway 4 on the south and State Highway 88 on the north. This wilderness area is most significant because it includes the beautiful Winnemucca Lake and Round Top Lake. Carson Pass is the journey you’ll take through this wilderness to these lakes, and you’ll never forget it.
Some of Eldorado’s exquisite hiking trails include:
- Caples Creek Trail
- Lyons Creek Trail
- Rock Creek Road
- Thunder Mountain Trail