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.
Visitors to backcounty and wilderness areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin should plan for snowy conditions when visiting higher elevations. Several feet of snow (or more) remain in elevations above 7,000 feet, especially on north facing slopes. Visitors should check weather forecasts before heading out and plan for changing weather conditions. Warm clothing, proper footwear and suitable camping gear is recommended. A map and compass are also recommended, as many trails are still buried under several feet (or more) of snow.
The Forest Service will open some recreational facilities early for the 2015 season.
Eagle Falls parking area, Inspiration Point, Kiva Picnic area, Tallac Point day-use area, Big Meadows Trailhead, Logan Shoals and Secret Harbor open April 1, 2015. Baldwin and Nevada beaches open May 1, 2015. McKinney Rubicon Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) area, Sawmill Pond, the Sandpit OHV area, Nevada Beach Campground and Chimney Beach open May 8, 2015. William Kent, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Bayview and Fallen Leaf campgrounds and beaches open May 15, 2015. Luther Pass Campground and Pope Beach open May 22, 2015, and Blackwood Canyon and Watson Lake campgrounds open June 1, 2015.
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor's office and the North Shore Forest Service office will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, and will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015, in observance of the New Year holiday.
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor's office and the North Shore Forest Service office will be closed for Christmas on Thursday and Friday, December 25 & 26, 2014. Our normal hours will resume on Monday, December 29 at 8 a.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.
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