Meiss Country Roadless Area

  

Meiss Country is located south of the Lake Tahoe Basin with access via Highway 89 on the north end and Highway 88 to the south.  Meiss Country offers a complete wilderness-like experience with beautiful forest meadows, picturesque mountain lakes, and wonderful scenic opportunies.

At a Glance

Fees Fees are not presently required for day or overnight use in Meiss Country.
Permit Info: Hiking permits are not currently required for Meiss Country.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Campfires are not allowed, but a gas stove may be used with a valid campfire permit.  Campfire Permits may be obtained in person from any Forest Service office or fire station.  Motorized and mechanized vehicles are prohibited (this includes motorcycles, bicycles, carts, and strollers).
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California
Water: Water in the Sierra may be contaminated by Giardia lambia & Crytosporidium, which may cause illness.
Operated By: Meiss Country is managed by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

General Information

Directions: Trailheads are accessible from Luther Pass (Highway 89) on the northern boundary and Carson Pass (Highway 88) on the southern side.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.76265

  Longitude : 
-120.01053

  Elevation : 
Elevations in Meiss Country range from 5000 foot valleys to 9000 foot peaks.

 

Color graphic of the Travel Management logo featuring a drawing of a trail next to stream and trees.

Travel Management: A Program for Motor Vehicle Route Designation


Buy it where you burn it!

Be aware that firewood can harbor insects and diseases that threaten valuable forest resources. Transporting firewood can move these pests to new locations.