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Popular Recreation Activities

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We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

Timber Sale Information

TNF Timber Sale graphic Go Here for latest information available on the Tahoe National Forest Timber Sales.

For more information on timber sales, contact the Tahoe National Forest Headquarters 530-265-4531.


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About Us

Tahoe National Forest Map The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checker board ownership pattern.

The Tahoe National Forest does not include Lake Tahoe (visit the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit website for more information).

Rivers, snow capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service. For more information on accessible recreation facilities on the Tahoe National Forest follow this link. More.....

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps

The Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel.

Welcome to the Tahoe National Forest

Tyler FergusonWelcome to the Tahoe National Forest where are many things to see and do! The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends to the foothills across the Sierra Crest to the California state line. Tahoe National Forest includes more than 850,000 acres of public land intermixed with 350,000 acres of private land. Continued...


New Gift Shops at the Tahoe National Forest


When visitors come to Tahoe National Forest office locations, they have an opportunity to enhance their visit by viewing many exciting items with an all-natural theme.  You’ll find posters displaying nature, maps, valuable artifacts and more!

Innovative Partnership Will Restore Sierra Nevada Forest Health

FRENCH MEADOWS, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service today announced final approval of the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project, an innovative forest health project aimed at reducing wildfire risk in a critical municipal watershed. This landscape-scale project, covering 30,000 acres of public and private land around French Meadows Reservoir, west of Lake Tahoe, is a public-private partnership that can serve as a model for increasing the pace and scale of ecologically-based forest management and fuels reduction throughout the Sierra Nevada.



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A Walk in the Footsteps of Chinese Railroad Workers, George Garnett


Participants of APIAHiP, BLM & the US Forest Service departed on a journey to see historical sites of Chinese Railroad Workers.

California Spotted Owls - George Garnett, USFS


Spotted owls are one of the most fascinating raptors of the forest. There are 9 different species of owls inhabiting Tahoe National Forest.



Two Tahoe NF modified Jeeps on Fordyce Trail

Tahoe National Forest has restricted off-highway vehicles in the Foresthill OHV area.The U.S. FOREST SERVICE issued this closure that went into effect November 27, 2018

Christmas Tree Permits still on Sale at Yuba River Ranger District

Christmas Tree Cutters

Yuba River Ranger District still selling Christmas tree cutting permits until Dec. 24

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