Follow the slideshow links for information on camping reservations, fire restrictions, Desolation Wilderness permits, facility/road opening/closing dates, winter recreation, Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site and much more! Scroll down for Recent News.

Fallen Leaf Campground sign. Snowman on the beach with Lake Tahoe in the background. A snowmobiler crosses a bridge in heavy snow. The Crystal Range sits behind Mt. Tallac. A campsite with a tent, bicycles, and chairs near a fire pit. Rainbow Trail at Taylor Creek Visitor Center. The Stream Profile Chamber at the visitor center provides a view of the stream environment through aquarium-like windows. The Honeymoon Cabin at Tallac Historic Site sits alongside the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Fire Restriction sign. Kid jumping off boat into Lake Tahoe Coyote stands next to a boulder with the forest in the background. Social Media Graphic. Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit location map.

 

USFS closes developed recreation sites in California until April 30

March 26, 2020 - The USDA Forest Service appreciates the public's interest in outdoor recreation, particularly in light of current events. The Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service, in response to the recent statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the Governor of California, is joining the cause to aggressively mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by closing developed recreation facilities on our National Forests statewide. Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xv3Tc.

Pacific Southwest Region postpones new prescribed fire ignitions on national forest lands in California

March 20, 2020 - The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announced today that all new ignitions for prescribed fire have been postponed until further notice. Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xdJSb.

Attention Forest Service Visitors

March 20, 2020 - This office has moved to virtual services. Please visit us at https://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu and access our forest maps at https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/. If you need assistance or have any questions, please call 530-543-2600 and leave a message. You may also email us your questions at pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.

Versión en Español

20 de marzo de 2020 - Esta oficina se ha cambiado a servicios virtuales. Por favor visítenos por el internet en https://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu y acceda los mapas de nuestros bosques en https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm. Si necesita atención inmediata o tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame al 530-543-2600 y deja un mensaje.

Lake Tahoe Basin Campground Prospectus Update

Feb. 07, 2020 - The 2019 Campground Prospectus has been canceled. We anticipate announcing a new Campground Prospectus in the spring of 2020. View the prospectus update letter at https://go.usa.gov/xdXdc (PDF 367 KB).

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Winter sports. Hiking Camping OHV Riding Fishing Beaches and Dunes.

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

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Tahoe Yellow Cress Conservation

Tahoe Yellow Cress Up Close Flowers

From crystal blue waters to snow-capped peaks, Lake Tahoe is a special place. Part of what makes it special are the unique plants and animals that call the lake home. Tahoe Yellow Cress (Rorippa subumbellata) is one of these organisms. Follow the link above to learn more about Tahoe Yellow Cress.


Prescribed Fire Updates

Prescribed fire operations are a key component of active forest management and are carried out whenever weather, staffing and conditions allow in order to reduce excess vegetation that can feed unwanted wildfires. During active operations, prescribed fire notifications are sent out and a map with project locations and details is posted at http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-informed/. Sign up for email notifications by sending an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  


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Safety Tips for Hikers and Backpackers

Campers are seen on the far side of mirror-like Grouse Lake.

Whether you are going out for a day hike or an extended backpacking trip follow the safety tips found at the link above to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Safety Tips for Visitors to Lake Tahoe

Graphic of bear with message, This guy has reservations with your trash.

When visiting the Lake Tahoe Basin, knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, plus a little common sense can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. 

 




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National Forests provide a variety of fun and exciting activities, but visitors must avoid hazardous situations. For information on staying safe in the forest, visit the link above.

Lake Tahoe West

West Shore View of Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe West is an interagency collaborative effort to restore resilience to the west shore's forests, watersheds, and communities. Follow the link above for more.



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