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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.....

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Be Bear Aware!

Black Bear

Everyone knows the symbol of wildfire prevention is Smokey Bear and inquisitive visitors to the Tahoe National Forest often ask about bears. Sometimes, they see bears! This time of year, bears are coming out of hibernation and Tahoe National Forest is in black bear country.

149th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad

Summit Tunnel Plaque

The First Transcontinental Railroad, known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" was completed in 1869 with the aid of Chinese laborers. This project garnered quite a bit of interest in the Asian Pacific American community because of the contributions of Chinese American railroad workers to this monumental feat. Two symbols of this contribution are the Chinese Wall and the Summit Tunnel, both located on the Tahoe National Forest.

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Tahoe National Forest acquires Van Norden Meadow

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The 330 acre Van Norden Meadow is one of the largest sub-alpine meadows in the Sierras and provides important habitat for bald eagles, willow f...

Grazing on the Tahoe National Forest

Cattle Grazing

On any given day during grazing season, cattle and sheep amble across areas of the Tahoe National Forest, busy turning forage into fo...


Tahoe National Forest Receives Sierra Crest Leadership Award

Sierra Fund Award at Conference May 2017

On May 8, Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano and Watershed Program Manager Carol Purchase accepted the Sierra Crest Leadership Award from The Sierra Fund (TSF).

Tahoe National Forest Participates in AMA Supercross Championships

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Recently, the Tahoe National Forest had a booth at the entrance to the PITS for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Supercross Championships.

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