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Tahoe Basin National Forest Campgrounds Begin Opening

Written by sierrarecmagazine

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., June 11, 2020 – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) concessionaires will begin opening developed campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin. For a full list of open areas and up-to-date information, visit the LTBMU website at www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu and follow us on social media.

“Camping is a great way to enjoy our public lands and connect with the outdoors at Lake Tahoe,” said LTBMU Public Services Staff Officer, Daniel Cressy. “Visitors are encouraged to recreate responsibly, which plays an important role in the shared stewardship of public lands.”


 RecreationFire Restriction Graphic 
Angora Lakes Resort Open to Visitor Day use is open, but parking is extremely limited.
Baldwin Beach Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.
Bayview Campground Closed to Visitor
Bayview Trailhead Open to Visitor No Restrooms/Trash Service/Parking
Big Meadows (TRT )Open to Visitor
Camp Richardson Open to Visitor – Open
Camp Richardson Corral Open to Visitor
Desolation Wilderness Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED Ice and Snow on trails above 8,000 feet. Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.
Eagle Falls Trailhead Open to Visitor Hand Wash Station
Echo Chalet Open to Visitor Limited Services
Echo Lakes Trailhead Open to Visitor No Restrooms/Trash Service
Fallen Leaf Campground Open to Visitor
Genoa Peak Road 14N32 Open to Visitor
Glen Alpine Trailhead Open to Visitor
Granite Chief Wilderness Open to Visitor
Kaspian Campground Closed to Visitor
Kaspian Day Use Area Open to Visitor No Restrooms/Trash Service
Kiva Picnic Area Open to Visitor Portable Restrooms/Hand Wash Station
Meeks Bay Campground Open to Visitor
Meeks Bay Day Use Area Open to Visitor
Meeks Bay Resort Closed to Visitor Scheduled to Open July 1, 2020
Meeks Bay Trailhead Open to Visitor
Meiss Country Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.Mokelumne WildernessOpen to Visitor
Mt. Tallac Trailhead Open to Visitor No Facilities
Nevada Beach Campground and Day Use Pavilion Open to Visitor
Pope Beach Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED ON BEACH Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.
Prey Meadows/Skunk Harbor Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED ON BEACH OR IN GENERAL FOREST Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.
Roundhill Pines Resort Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED ON BEACH Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.
Rubicon Trail 14N34 Open to Visitor
Sand Pit 12N28 Open to Visitor
Sawmill Pond 12N30 Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/. Hand Wash Station
Stateline Lookout Open to Visitor No Restrooms/Trash Service
Tallac Historic Site Closed to Visitor
Taylor Creek Visitor Center Closed to Visitor Grounds Open/Buildings Closed
Twin Peaks Trail 12N30 Open to Visitor
Valhalla Closed to Visitor
William Kent Day Use Area Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED ON BEACH Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.
Zephyr Cove Day Use Area Open to Visitor NO CAMPFIRES/CHARCOAL ALLOWED IN DAY USE AREA Portable pressurized gas stoves with an on/off switch are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/.
Zephyr Cove Resort & Campground Open to Visitor

We continue to recommend visitors recreate locally and practice self-sufficiency during visits to national forests. Recreating responsibly will help ensure expanded access to recreational facilities, services, and opportunities continues. Responsible recreation practices should be maintained at all times, including the following:

·         Practice Social Distancing. Provide space of at least six feet at all times during your visit.

·         Do Not Gather in Groups. Follow the latest guidance from officials.

·         Share the Trail. Alert other trail users of your presence and step aside to let them pass.

·         Pack Out Your Trash. Leave with everything you bring in and use.

Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site to visit and to pack out everything they bring, especially trash. Visitors are also urged to follow precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with local health and safety guidance. For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.

“While we understand there may be some excitement to return to these recreation areas, there may be limited services or spaces available” says LTBMU Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor, Matthew Jedra. “We ask that visitors please continue to follow local, state and federal guidelines on staying safe and practice good hygiene and social distancing wherever they choose to visit.”

Responsible recreation will help expand access to facilities, services and other opportunities. Certain services may still be unavailable, so visitors are asked to plan accordingly and to remain flexible.

Contact information for the LTBMU is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.

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