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  • Campfires and charcoal are only allowed in developed campgrounds!

    For the safety of our communities, wildlife and forests, Lake Tahoe Basin National Forest lands are under year-round fire restrictions per Forest Order No. 19-19-02. This means campfires and charcoal are only allowed within metal fire rings in designated campgrounds like Fallen Leaf or Nevada Beach. Campfires and charcoal are not allowed in Desolation Wilderness or Meiss Country; along the Tahoe Rim Trail or Genoa Peak Road; in any backcountry rock fire rings; on National Forest beaches; or in the general forest. Illegal campfires should be reported immediately to 911. Portable pressurized gas stoves are allowed in all areas with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at


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