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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.

Summer is Here!

Tristin & Smokey Welcome to summer on the Tahoe National Forest! June 21, 2018 was the first day of summer. There are many things to see and do on the Tahoe National Forest, which is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from 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 in a checker board pattern. Continued...

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Chicken Hawk Fire

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Friday, July 6, 2018, the Chicken Hawk Wildfire started on the American River Ranger District on the Tahoe National Forest. Two local tankers from CAL FIRE arrived immediately along with a helicopter and an Air Attack Crew from the U.S. Forest Service, promptly put out the 2.51 acre blaze.


Kids' Fishing Day at Packer Lake

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It's that time of year again! Time for Kids’ Fishing Day at Packer Lake on the Yuba River Ranger District. This year the 21st Annual Fishing Day for Kids is scheduled July 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entire family is encouraged to fish and learn about fishing at this exciting event. There will be plenty of fun hands-on nature activities for the kids.


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Hiring Wildland Firefighter Apprentices - Fall 2018

Firefighter Apprenticeses

The Forest Service is offering a Wildland Firefighting Apprenticeship Program.

Sardine Fire Lookout Available for No-Fee Rental

Sardine Lookout

The Forest Service provides opportunities to rent historic structures, such as fire lookouts, under a Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act program.

 




Barker Pass to open mid-July

Barker Pass

Work to repair Barker Pass Road on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe is underway. Work is expected to be completed and the road opened by mid-July. 

50 Yr Anniversary of Wild & Scenic River Act - George Garnett, USFS

American River

There’s nothing like being near water, especially if that water is flowing through a Wild and Scenic River.



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