Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit location map. A campsite with a tent, bicycles, and chairs near a fire pit. The Crystal Range sits behind Mt. Tallac. Kayaker paddles on Lake Tahoe. A snowmobiler crosses a bridge in heavy snow. The Rainbow Trail at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. The Honeymoon Cabin at Tallac Historic Site sits alongside the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The Stream Profile Chamber at the visitor center provides a view of the stream environment through aquarium-like windows. The 2016 Tallac Hotshots Crew. American Black Bear


Popular Recreation Activities

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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National Forests provide a natural arena for a wide variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities, but visitors must remain vigilant for potentially hazardous situations. For information on staying safe when visiting your National Forest, visit the link above.

Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership

West Shore View of Lake Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership is an interagency initiative of the California Tahoe Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California State Parks, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, and National Forest Foundation to restore the resilience of the west shore's forests, watersheds, recreational opportunities, and communities. Follow the link above to learn more.

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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.

Winter Recreation in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Snowman sits near the shore of Lake Tahoe.

Winter activities at Lake Tahoe include skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding and much more! Follow the link above for more information.


Sierra Avalanche Center

Logo for the Sierra Avalanche Center

For the latest backcountry avalanche, snow, and weather information for the greater Lake Tahoe area, visit the Sierra Avalanche Center website by following the link above.

Snowmobile Guide Map


To view the LTBMU Snowmobile Guide map that features areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin where snowmobiles are allowed, visit the link above.

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