U.S. Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Forest Supervisor's Office 35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Voice: (530) 543-2600 TTY: (530) 543-0956 Hours: Mon thru Fri
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U.S. Forest Service
North Shore Office
855 Alder Ave.
Incline Village, NV 89450 Voice: (775) 831-0914 Hours: Wed thru Fri
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Both the Forest Supervisor's Office in South Lake Tahoe and the North Shore Forest Service office in Incline Village will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014, for Thanksgiving. Normal hours will resume on Friday, November 28 at 8 a.m.
The Forest Supervisor's Office in South Lake Tahoe will close at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 10, and will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, in observance of the Veteran's Day Holiday. Our normal hours will resume on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 8 a.m.
Due to the Cascade Fire, the Forest Service has closed Bayview Trailhead and Campground, and the Taylor Creek Sno-Park, for public safety and to allow for suppression operations. For more information on the Cascade Fire, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/CascadeFire3.
Due to the uncertain path of the King Fire, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has closed the McKinney Rubicon Trail and is advising against travel into the Desolation or Granite Chief wildernesses. The Eldorado National Forest has issued a forest closure for its Desolation Wilderness trails and trailheads. In particular, hikers and equestrians should consider cancelling plans for overnight travel into the Desolation and Granite Chief wildernesses.
Thinning of trees for fuels reduction and forest health began last week on National Forest System lands off of forest roads 12N15 and 12N08 (Powerline) near Trout Creek southwest of Columbine Trail near South Lake Tahoe, California. The Forest Service will close the areas in units 74, 1074, 199, and 1199 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily beginning September 17, 2014 through December 1, 2014, for public safety due to heavy equipment operations and falling trees.
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Service offices on the north and south shores of Lake Tahoe will close early today in observation of Labor Day. Both offices will close at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the Forest Supervisor's office at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe, will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, for Labor Day.
The Taylor Creek Visitor Center will be open through Labor Day Weekend and on Monday, September 1, 2014. For more information, you may contact the Visitor Center at (530) 543-2674.
Thinning of trees for fuels reduction and forest health will continue next week on approximately 170 acres of National Forest System lands on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Beginning Monday, July 28, 2014, the Forest Service will close areas between West San Bernardino Avenue and Lake Baron from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily through November 15, 2014, for public safety due to heavy equipment operation and falling trees.
Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Such orders will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers. Follow the link listed above to view and read the Forest Orders.
As a visitor to the National Forests, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forests and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote a pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experience for all visitors. Follow the link listed above for more information.
All visitors and users of the National Forests are subject to Federal Regulations. All of the regulations are published in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations and are on file at all Forest Supervisor and District Ranger Offices. Violation of orders and Regulations is subject to punishment by a fine or imprisonment. Authority: 16 USC 551. Follow the link listed above to view Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations