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
(U.S. Mail should be sent to the South Lake Tahoe address listed above) Voice: (775) 831-0914 Hours: Wed thru Fri
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thinning of trees for fuels reduction and forest health has resumed on National Forest System lands between Fallen Leaf Road and Camp Richardson Corral on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Whole tree and mechanical cut-to-length (CTL) tree removal will take place in these areas over the next several months, weather permitting and some areas will be closed for public safety. For a map and more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD517855.
Fire restrictions on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin began Friday, July 1, 2016, and will remain in effect until the official end of fire season. Campfires will be restricted to certain exempted recreation sites and other fire-related activities will be prohibited. Illegal and unattended campfires cause over 90 percent of wildfires in the Lake Tahoe Basin and increased fire danger due to the ongoing drought and warm summer weather is a big concern at Lake Tahoe. Fire restrictions help reduce the possibility of human caused fires. To read the Forest Order visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/ForestOrders and to learn more about what fire restrictions mean visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/FireRestrictions or call 530-543-2600, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Forest Service in collaboration with the California Tahoe Conservancy, will begin work on the Upper Truckee River Reach 5 Restoration Project in mid-June 2016. For public safety, the Forest Service has issued a forest order closing the project area from June 27, 2016 through October 14, 2016. The closure order, map of the closure area and more information is posted at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/UpperTruckeeRestoration.
Portable Charcoal Grills/Campfires Prohibited on All Forest Service Beaches!
If you're planning to grill at Lake Tahoe this summer, bring a portable gas grill. Only a limited number of fixed charcoal grills are available at Forest Service Beaches and portable charcoal grills and campfires are prohibited on Forest Service Beaches.
The Forest Supervisor's Office in South Lake Tahoe will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the July Fourth holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5, at 8 a.m. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center will remain open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on July 4.
As a public safety precaution, the Forest Service, under direction from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), will temporarily close Fallen Leaf Campground next week to allow county and state public health and vector control officials to conduct pesticide treatments to minimize potential future plague risk, weather permitting. There is minimal risk to the public at this time.
Forest thinning for the South Shore Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project continues in the area near Fallen Leaf Campground. The area across from the campground will be closed beginning May 31, 2016, through August 15, 2016. The closure order, map of the closure area and more information is posted at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/SouthShoreFuelReduction.
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