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.
South Lake Tahoe, Calif., June 30, 2015 – Fire restrictions on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin begin tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 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,” said fire management officer, Kit Bailey. “Increased fire danger due to the ongoing drought and warmer weather is a big concern in Lake Tahoe. Fire restrictions will help reduce the possibility of human caused fires.” Read the entire news release at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3843811.
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 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.
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.
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