Forest Service announces spring 2012 recreation area opening dates |

Forest Service announces spring 2012 recreation area opening dates

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin the annual process of opening recreational facilities around the Lake Tahoe Basin. Campgrounds, day-use areas and forest roads generally open around mid-May, weather permitting, according to a Monday statement.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center and the Tallac Historic Site typically open around Memorial Day weekend.

Before facilities can open to the public, the Forest Service must complete the task of hiring crews to staff and manage the sites, clean up from winter, remove safety hazards and wait for the danger of a freeze to pass before turning on water systems, according to the statement.

Until recreation facilities officially open no parking, trash removal, or restroom facilities are available. The Forest Service asks people to park vehicles off the roadway, not block access gates, pack out all trash and clean up after pets.

For a complete list of projected opening dates, visit or call the Forest Supervisor’s office at 530-543-2694

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