The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northeastern center of California.
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Tahoe National Forest

meadow with pools of standing water and scattered snow. gently rounded mountain in the background

Perazzo Meadows and Mt. Lola, Sierraville Ranger District, November 2015

(Photo by Janelle Thompson)

Tahoe Forest Atlas The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checker board ownership pattern.

The Tahoe National Forest does not include Lake Tahoe - visit the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit website for more information.)

Rivers, snow capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service. For more information on accessible recreation facilities on the Tahoe National Forest follow this link. More.....

fire hire graphic The Tahoe National Forest is currently outreaching for Wildland Firefighter Apprentice & multiple fire positions positions.
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two snowmobiles parked on a snowy ridge Over-snow Vehicle Use and Groomed Winter Trail System (Travel Management – Subpart C)

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Click for here for Tahoe National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps


Ecological Restoration for National Forests in California

The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service recently released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which explains the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years.

Happy Wanderings - Bear Valley Area

view across meadow with conifers at edges, forested slopes in background

For those that have not discovered the Bear Valley area east of Nevada City, it is well worth some time.  Normally during the winter, the valley would be covered in white and would be suitable for an enjoyable snowshoe or cross country ski trip.  But without any snow, it still makes for a nice outing.  In addition to some National Forest System land, the majority of the valley is owned by PG&E and a variety of other private land owners.  Please be respectful of private land.


Tahoe NF Hosts 18th Annual Packer Lake Kids' Fishing Day

Packer Lake Picture 2

July 18, 2015 – A wonderful time was had by all at the 18th annual Packer Lake Kids' Fishing Day!

Woodsy Owl Visits Kinder Camp

Woodsy Owl with Forest Service Friend visits Kinder Camp

Woodsy Owl and his friends from the Tahoe National Forest made an appearance at the Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Kinder Camp at the Burton Homestead on June 26th.   


Tahoe National Forest Resumes Direct Management of Campgrounds in 2015

White Cloud Campground Sign

On April 23, the Tahoe National Forest kicked off the opening of its campgrounds for the 2015 season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Tahoe NF, Partners Conduct Fordyce Jeep Trail Improvements and Restoration

Spider Excavator Drilling Fordyce Trail

The Tahoe National Forest and forest partners recently made improvements to the Fordyce Jeep Trail and performed ecological restoration of trouble spots and user-created trails.

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