Forest Service campgrounds, roads in Tahoe Basin to begin closing for winter |

Forest Service campgrounds, roads in Tahoe Basin to begin closing for winter

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin closing recreational facilities and forest roads around the basin for the winter season.

Seasonal closures apply to many Forest Service recreation sites including beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas and forest roads. The roads generally begin to close in mid-November for soil protection and public safety.

Campgrounds on National Forest lands in the Tahoe Basin managed by Tahoe Recreation will close Sunday, Oct. 15, according to a press release from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

Campgrounds closing include Bayview, Fallen Leaf, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Nevada Beach and William Kent. Day-use areas and beaches closing include Baldwin, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Nevada Beach, Pope and William Kent.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center will stay open daily through Oct. 30. The Tallac Historic Site closed for the season at the end of September.

Although facilities on National Forest lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin close for the winter season, the grounds and lake access remain open year-round.

Parking lots and gates close and services, such as water, restrooms and trash collection, are not available during the winter season.

Tahoe Valley and Zephyr Cove Resort campgrounds stay open year-round along with Camp Richardson and Zephyr Cove resorts and beaches.

For specific closing dates for forest roads, consult the Motor Vehicle Use Map by visiting

Some campsites remain open after Oct. 15. For a complete list of sites and closure dates, visit

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