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Follow the photo links below for camping information and much more!

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit location map. A campsite with a tent, bicycles, and chairs near a fire pit. Fallen Leaf Campground sign. Fire Restriction sign. Social Media Graphic. The Crystal Range sits behind Mt. Tallac. Kayaker paddles on Lake Tahoe. Rainbow Trail at Taylor Creek Visitor Center. The Honeymoon Cabin at Tallac Historic Site sits alongside the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The Stream Profile Chamber at the visitor center provides a view of the stream environment through aquarium-like windows. The 2016 Tallac Hotshots Crew. Kid jumping off boat into Lake Tahoe Coyote sitting on boulder in the forest.


Fall color information for the Tahoe Basin

Fall foliage displays are near their peak in the Tahoe Basin and in nearby Hope Valley. For fall color viewing location suggestions, visit

Fire restrictions in effect at Lake Tahoe

August 21, 2018 - Fire restrictions on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin began Friday, August 17, 2018, and will remain in effect through November 15. Warm temperatures and dry vegetation combined with numerous wildfires burning in our region prompted the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit to implement restrictions intended to safeguard our communities across the Tahoe Basin. During fire restrictions, campfires are only allowed in campgrounds with an onsite host, such as Nevada Beach and Fallen Leaf campgrounds. See Exhibit A at the link below for the complete list of exempted sites. During restrictions, campfires are not allowed at Watson Lake, Blackwood Canyon and Luther Pass campgrounds. Read more at


Popular Recreation Activities

Winter sports. Hiking Camping OHV Riding Fishing Beaches and Dunes.

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!