Kyburz Flat Interpretive Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Picnic site with reconstructed brick oven from the sheep camp

The Kyburz Flat Interpretive Area has three historic areas within this driving and walking tour.  Interpretive and directional signs at each stop provide information on a Native American petroglyph type known as cupules, a boardwalk that meanders through the site of an early stage route on Henness Pass road and a picnic area and reconstructed brick oven from the days of the Wheeler Sheep Camp.  The entire tour should take less than an hour.

The Kyburz marsh lies southeast of the interpretive area and is a California Watchable Wildlife site for migrating birds.  The road continues east and links to additional forest roads and a couple of fire lookouts that may be of interest to backroad travelers, mountain bikers or even hikers.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sierraville Ranger District, 317 South Lincoln Street, PO Box 95, Sierraville, CA  96126   (530) 994-3401

General Information


Restrooms, parking and interpretive trail

General Notes:

Location: Highway 89 North on Little Truckee River between Truckee and Sierraville



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Interpretive Areas


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Picnic tables A few tables are located at the Wheeler Sheep Camp site.
Interpretive Site Removal of artifacts or damaging archaeological features is a felony.
Toilets Vault toilet
Accessible Restrooms, parking and Interpretive trail
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