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.


Peregrine Falcons Return to Castle Rock!

Peregrine Falcon surrounded by boulders.

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. Signs are posted in the area to alert visitors of nest sensitivity and will be updated once the nesting period is over.

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Know Before You Go

Forest Images

Your National Forests provide a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities. The beauty and peacefulness of the forest may make you feel carefree, but you must remain vigilant for potentially dangerous situations. Always know before you go!

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