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Recreation Updates for Tahoe Region

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While National Forests in California  have been closed due to wildfire danger, select areas in the Lake Tahoe region are opening. Read more to find out where you can recreate safely.

U.S. Forest Service 
Many of the forest closures ordered by the USFS have been lifted, however closures for National Forest backcountry areas (including Desolation Wilderness, Barker Pass, Blackwood Canyon, Rubicon McKinney are still in effect through Sept. 19 and may be extended. The USFS will continue to update the Recreation Conditions Report HERE.

Nevada State Parks
Spooner Backcountry and trails, Sand Harbor, Cave Rock and Van Sickle State Park are now open. The main entrance at Spooner continues to be closed due to construction.

California State Parks
All California State Parks in Tahoe region are open to Day Use (trails, picnic tables, lake frontage, etc.). State Parks is still working on the reopening of visitor centers and other facilities. Campgrounds are closed for the season, however Sugar Pine campground is expected to reopen for fall and winter camping, with further updates to come. Find California State Parks updates and trail access HERE.