Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
The South Lake Tahoe Forest Service Supervisor’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 8-4:30 p.m. excluding federal holidays. We also offer virtual services by calling 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.
July 18, 2022 - Bear canisters are required for overnight visitors in Desolation Wilderness. Overnight visitors must store all food, refuse and scented items in an approved hard-sided bear-proof container. This is an important step toward keeping Tahoe bears wild.
July 6, 2022 - Due to increased summer traffic, Fountain Place Rd (Forest Rd 1201) will remain closed to vehicles until Caldor Fire hazard trees can be removed later this year. Recreationists should use caution when visiting the Caldor Fire area. We apologize for any inconvenience.
June 27, 2022 - Road construction is underway 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 close for approximately two days to allow for paving and striping of the road.
Attention Kiva Beach, Taylor Creek Visitors!
Shallow pools and slow moving water can promote growth of toxic algae that can lead to illness. Learn about risks before allowing pets to drink and swim in affected waters.
Peregrine Falcons Return!
In May 2022, Peregrine falcons returned to their nest on Kingsbury Grade. Climbers and hikers can help protect these majestic birds by avoiding the area during the nesting season.
Tahoe Living With Fire
Wildfire is a natural process in the Sierras. Learn how Tahoe Basin agencies help residents and visitors prepare for wildfire. The time is now to get prepared, get informed and get involved!
Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!
In bear country, always store food/garbage in bear resistant containers, keep your distance and never feed wild animals. Visit Tahoe Living with Fire for helpful tips on coexisting with bears.