South Lake Tahoe, Calif.―Gates and facilities at Van Sickle Bi-State Park will open for the season on May 15, announced the California Tahoe Conservancy. The park’s roads, parking lots, restrooms, and drinking fountains will all become available for visitors, and trash collection will resume.
The Conservancy co-manages the 725-acre Van Sickle Bi-State Park with Nevada State Parks. The park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and the historic Van Sickle ranch barn and cabins.
A short walk from the Stateline, NV casinos, Van Sickle is one the most accessible parks in the Tahoe Basin. A short climb from the trailhead quickly transports visitors to the serenity of the forest. The park’s easy to moderate trails are studded with rock outcroppings that present grand views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding peaks. The Rim Trail Connector provides a tie-in to the famed Tahoe Rim Trail, designated by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the nation’s top ten trails. The park is open to hikers, bicyclists and equestrians.
Tahoe Pines Day Use Area Opens June 1
In addition, starting on June 1, the Conservancy will open the parking lot at its Tahoe Pines property in Meyers. Tahoe Pines features a fully accessible trail from the parking area to the Upper Truckee River, as well as picnic tables and bicycle parking.
Visit the Conservancy’s website for more information about Van Sickle Bi-State Park.