Event/Commercial Permits

A Special Use Permit provides access to National Forest lands for both commercial and non-commercial operations for a wide variety of activities. Examples include reserving a public site for a wedding party or holding a bicycle race on public lands. These permits contain specific terms and conditions that the holder must follow. There is a fee charged for Special Use Permits.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding Special Use Permits, please call (530) 543-2636, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Special Use Resorts & Concessionaires


Angora Lakes Resort

P.O. Box 8897
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
(530) 541-2092

Summers are crowded, so arrive early.  Dogs must be on a leash at all times.  Take Highway 89 north approximately 3 miles from South Lake Tahoe to Fallen Leaf Lake Road and turn left.  Turn left at the first paved road, continue to Forest Service Road 12N14 and turn right.  Watch for bicyclists along this road. Continue past Angora Lookout to the road's end at the parking lot.  There is a parking fee.


California Land Management

675 Gilman Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-1181

California Land Management Services is comprised of several companies dedicated to the operation of outdoor recreation facilities and related hospitality services.  The services provided include: visitor services, interpretation, security, janitorial and landscape maintenance, campground management, retail sales, hospitality services, and resource management.  The following campgrounds and beaches are operated by California Land Management:

  • Baldwin Beach
  • Bayview Campground
  • Fallen Leaf Campground/Store
  • Kaspian Campground/Beach
  • Meeks Bay Campground
  • Nevada Beach Campground/Beach
  • Pope Beach
  • William Kent Campground/Beach


Camp Richardson Corral

Emerald Bay Road #4
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-3113

The Camp Richardson Corral offers a variety of equestrian activities including riding lessons, guided trail rides, wagon and hay rides.


Camp Richardson Resort

1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-1801

Nestled amongst the pines and located along Lake Tahoe's longest stretch of sandy beaches, Historic Camp Richardson Resort is open year-round.  Situated on Lake Tahoe's southwest shore, Camp Richardson is a short drive from several world class ski resorts and the Stateline casinos.  With a wide array of recreational activities, an abundance of lodging options, and several dining choices, Camp Richardson Resort is one of Lake Tahoe's premier year-round destination resorts.


Echo Chalet

9900 Echo Lakes Road
Twin Bridges, CA 95721
(530) 659-7207

The Echo Lakes area offers a variety of outdoor activities including boating, hiking, fishing, camping in Desolation Wilderness, and picnicking.  The Chalet offers boat taxi service to the far end of the lakes and boat rentals. They also sell ice cream, drinks, sandwiches, and fishing licenses.


Heavenly Mountain Resort

3860 Saddle Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(775) 586-7000

With 4,800 acres, Heavenly is one of North America's largest mountains.  Heavenly's average annual snowfall is a formidable 360 inches.  And just in case that's not enough for you, they have one of the largest snowmaking systems on the continent at the ready, covering 70% of the mountain.  Their terrain includes breezy blue squares and hair-raising black diamonds, and boasts an amazing 3,500 feet of vertical.  The tree skiing is amazing and experts will have a field day at Mott and Killebrew canyons.  Heavenly also offers a wide variety of summer activities including scenic gondola rides,weddings, summer BBQs, hiking and much more!


Meeks Bay Resort

7941 Emerald Bay Road
Tahoma, CA 96142
(530) 525-6946 or toll-free (877) 326-3357

Whether you elect to play in the sun, enjoy water sports, hike mountain trails or just be alone, comfortable lake front lodging and modern campsites welcome you for a fun day, restful evening and sound sleep.  Day guests are invited to sunbathe on white sand beaches, barbecue their catch, play in Lake Tahoe waters or take advantage of the boat ramp and water sport facilities.  The Visitor's Center has a snack bar, conference and meeting rooms, a convenience store and Native American gifts.


Round Hill Pines Resort

Highway 50 (1 1/2 miles north of the casino corridor)
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
(775) 588-3055

Your Lake Tahoe adventure begins at South Shore's Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina.  Come join them for "Fun in the Sun" with H2O Sports Sea Doo jet skis and para-sailing to the top of Tahoe, fishing charters and water ski school.  Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina is an excellent place at Lake Tahoe for family BBQs, private parties, and weddings and receptions.


Valhalla Tahoe Tallac Association

P.O. Box 19273
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
(530) 541-4975

The Tahoe Tallac Association sponsors the Valhalla Summer Arts Music Festival is held throughout the Tallac Historic Site.  The Festival includes a variety of events for adults and children from June thru September. The Valhalla Summer Arts Music Festival proceeds help restore the Tallac Historic Site to its former grandeur and bring the cultural arts to the public.


Zephyr Cove Resort

750 Hwy 50
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
(775) 589-4906 or toll-free (800) 238-2463

Looking for adventure, relaxation, history, recreation or a fun place to stay?  Whatever you desire, there is one special ingredient that will surely enhance your experience:  the magnificent blue water of Lake Tahoe.  Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise or a charming lakeside cabin retreat.  Plan a dramatic lakeside wedding or a memorable family reunion.  Whatever you can imagine, they can help you bring it to life on the blue water or the splendid shore.  From Lake Tahoe Cruises to Zephyr Cove Resort, you'll find year-round fun for everyone in classic Tahoe style!


Recreation Residences

There are 594 recreation residences on National Forest lands within the Lake Tahoe Basin. Recreation residences are in tracts established between the early 1900's and 1950's to encourage public recreation on National Forest Lands. Due to other recreation needs on these lands, the policy for establishing recreation resident tracts is no longer applicable. Visit the Recreation Residence webpage for more information or call the Recreation Residence Hotline at (530) 543-2636.


Wedding Chapels Under Special Use Permits

The following list of Wedding Service providers have Special Use Permits that give them permission to conduct weddings on National Forest lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  For more information, visit our Outdoor Weddings in the Lake Tahoe Basin webpage.


Chapel of the Pines
Reverend Gail Linsley

P.O. Box 1519
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Chapel of the Bells
Reverend Dolores Post

2700 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
530-544-1112 or toll-free 800-247-4333

The Wedding Chapel at Harvey's
Reverend David Beronio

P.O. Box 6024
Stateline, NV 89449
775-588-2411, ext 2128

Horizon Lake Tahoe Wedding Chapel
Reverend Lucie King

P.O. Box 11280
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

The Lakeside Christian Essene Church dba
The Dream-Maker
Reverend Juliette M. Howell

P.O. Box 6395
Incline Village, NV 89450


Recreation Residences

There are 594 recreation residences on National Forest lands within the Lake Tahoe Basin. Recreation residences are in tracts established between the early 1900's and 1950's to encourage public recreation on National Forest Lands. Due to other recreation needs on these lands, the policy for establishing recreation resident tracts is no longer applicable.