The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is located in the east central part of California.
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Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit!

[Graphic]: Depicts the location of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in the state of California.Over 78% of the area around the lake is public land managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service.  Totaling over 150,000 acres, this land includes beaches, hiking and biking trails, wilderness, historic estates and developed recreation areas such as campgrounds and riding stables.  The forest is managed to provide access for the public and to protect the natural resources of the area.  We hope you will join us in ensuring that the lake and surrounding lands Read More

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Fall colors in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Fall colors can be seen throughout West Fork, normally during the last weeks of October.

Fall is a great time to visit the Lake Tahoe Basin. There are many locations to see and photograph fall colors. Follow the link above to learn more about viewing locations and see photos.

 

 


Fall Fish Festival and class visits

Color photo of U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife

The 2016 Fall Fish Festival is October 1 and 2. Reservations for school field trips to view the Kokanee salmon spawn are now being taken at (530) 543-2674. Follow the link above to learn more about the festival and to access the Educator's Pre-Visit Packet and Kokanee Cycle Club Coloring Book.


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SR 28 Shared Use Path

Construction includes a temporary lane detour around the existing road along SR 28.

Visit the link above to learn more about the State Route 28 Shared Use Path project.

Fire Restrictions in effect for the Lake Tahoe Basin

Metal Campfire Ring

Fire restrictions remain in effect until the end of fire season. Campfires are restricted to campgrounds with an onsite host. Follow the link above for more information.

 




Think First Wildfire Awareness Campaign

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Take the pledge to "Think First" and help prevent wildfire at Lake Tahoe. Wildfire prevention and awareness is everyone's responsibility. Follow the link above to learn more...

Upper Truckee River Reach 5 Restoration Project

Upper Truckee River Restoration Project area closure map.

Closures remain in effect on the Upper Truckee River through October 14, 2016. Follow the link above to read more.



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