Meiss Country is located south of the Lake Tahoe Basin and offers a complete wilderness-like experience with beautiful forest meadows, picturesque mountain lakes, and wonderful scenic vistas. Please note: Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||No Campfires (Wood or Charcoal)|
|Fees:||Fees are not currently required for day or overnight use in Meiss Country.|
|Permit Info:||Hiking permits are not currently required for Meiss Country.|
|Restrictions:||Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited in Meiss Country. Motorized and mechanized vehicles are prohibited in Meiss Country (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 InformationDirections: Trailheads are accessible from Luther Pass (Highway 89) on the northern boundary and Carson Pass (Highway 88) on the southern side.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Lake and Pond Fishing
River and Stream Fishing
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Difficult|
The meadows in Meiss Country offer wildflower viewing during the summer months.