Camino (sp.: path or way; formerly, Seven Mile House) is an unincorporated town in El Dorado County, California, and has a population of 4,961. According to the USGS, it lies at an elevation of 3133 feet (955 m). Nearby cities and towns include Pollock Pines, Placerville, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Grizzly Flats, Somerset, Coloma, Garden Valley, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, and Lotus. The elevation of Camino ranges between 3,000 and 3,500 feet, and gets snow several times per year. Camino is a popular area in the fall for apples and is often incorrectly referred to as Apple Hill, which is the trademarked name of the Apple Hill Growers Association, a 55 member collection of ranches in Camino/Placerville/Pollock Pines. Camino is located about half way between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe on U.S. Route 50. The first post office was opened in 1904; the ZIP code is 95709. The community is inside area code 530.
In the state legislature Camino is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 4th Assembly District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines. Federally, Camino is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11 and is represented by Republican John Doolittle.