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Welcome to the Jewel of the Sierra!

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit encompasses over 154,000 acres of National Forest lands around beautiful Lake Tahoe!

Plan Your Visit

The South Lake Tahoe Forest Service Supervisor’s Office offers virtual services Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm, excluding federal holidays. Call 530-543-2600 during business hours. If you reach the recording, we are helping another customer. Leave a message with your name and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also email us.

  • Baldwin Beach Road Construction

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    June 27, 2022 - Contractors are expected to begin road construction this week at Baldwin Beach on Lake Tahoe's South Shore. Beachgoers can expect to see crews and equipment working and the west side parking area will likely close for approximately two days to allow for paving and striping of the road.

  • Attention Kiva Beach Visitors!

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    June 2, 2022 - Please be cautious with pets while visiting Kiva Beach and Taylor Creek. Shallow pools and slow moving water can promote the growth of toxic algae that can lead to illness. Be aware of water quality and associated risks before allowing your pet to drink or swim in affected waters!

  • Peregrine Falcons Return!

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    May 10, 2022 - Peregrine falcons have returned to their nest at the top of Castle Rock on Kingsbury Grade. Climbers and hikers can help protect these majestic birds by avoiding the area during the nesting season, which is approximately April through July in the Lake Tahoe Basin, but can fluctuate depending on the weather.


Tahoe Living With Fire

Firefighter watches huge flames engulf hillside during Caldor Fire.

Wildfire is a natural process in the Sierra Nevada. Lake Tahoe land and fire management agencies work together to educate residents and visitors on fire preparedness and fire prevention.

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Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!

Black Bear with words Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!

Lake Tahoe is bear country. When living in or visiting, always store food and garbage in bear resistant containers, keep your distance and never feed any wild animal. Learn more about peacefully coexisting with bears help keep Tahoe bears wild!

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