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Follow the slideshow links for information on camping reservations, Desolation Wilderness permits, Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, winter recreation and much more!

Fallen Leaf Campground sign. The Crystal Range sits behind Mt. Tallac. Ranger Lindsay leads fifth-grade students through the snowy forest during Winter Trek. A snowmobiler crosses a bridge in heavy snow. A campsite with a tent, bicycles, and chairs near a fire pit. Social Media Graphic. 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. Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit location map.


Warming Temperatures Increase Snowmelt

April 16, 2019 - Heading to Tahoe? Please keep in mind that warming temperatures mean increased snowmelt, which translates to high, fast and very cold water not yet suitable for water activities! Winter conditions persist this time of year in the mountains with many trailheads and access roads still closed due to snow. In addition, please remember that while many Forest Service sites such as vista points, beaches and trails may become accessible with warming temperatures, restrooms are still closed and there is no trash removal until facilities open for the season. Please take your trash with you and help keep your National Forest lands beautiful and litter-free!

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Round Hill Pines Access Project

April 2, 2019 - The Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the LTBMU, TRPA and NDOT, is seeking comments on the Proposed Action for the Round Hill Pines Access Project. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Forest Service office in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, download the flyer. (PDF 734 KB)

Sierra Avalanche Center

April 2019 - Hikers, backpackers and other forest visitors should always check weather and conditions before heading into the backcountry. Great information and daily avalanche forecasts are available on the Sierra Avalanche Center website 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!