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Camping Season in Lake Tahoe Begins May 10th

Tahoe Basin Plans Opening Dates for Recreational Sites in Tahoe Basin -Meeks Bay Resort, William Kent, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Bayview, Fallen Leaf, and Nevada Beach campgrounds – May 10 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin the process of opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin. [...]

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Forest Service announces Tahoe Basin recreation area opening dates

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.– The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin the process of opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Baldwin and Nevada beaches will be the first sites to open on Sat., Apr. 27, 2019. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens Sat., May [...]

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This day in history for the Inyo-Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

On April 11, 1958,  U.S. Forest Service Chief Richard McArdle designated 27,000 acres of the Inyo National Forest as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, with a section named the Edmund Schulman Memorial Grove. Photo of McArdle signing the order alongside Melville Bell Grosvenor. By Janine Sprout - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65582195

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Celebrate Earth Day & National Park Week in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park will host a variety of programs April 14-22 for Earth Day and National Park Week. One of 419 national park sites, Death Valley is 3.4 million acres, the largest national park in the contiguous United States. Biologists and park rangers will present programs about wildlife, plants, geology, [...]

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Reds Meadow, Devils Post Pile and Rainbow Falls Access Opens For The Season

The Reds Meadow Road to open June 15   Sierra Rec Magazine - June 14, 2018 - The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument announce that the Reds Meadow Valley Road will open on Friday, June 15 at 5:00 pm. The road received damage in two sections of the road, where the sub-grade [...]

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area General Plan Released for Public Comment

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) seek public input on the future of Kings Beach State Recreation Area (Kings Beach SRA). Over the next 20 years, the public entities would like to add new facilities such as an outdoor event stage, lakeside promenade and small administration building. [...]

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Forest Service Announces Recreation Area Opening Dates In Lake Tahoe for 2018

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin the process of opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Baldwin and Nevada beaches open April 28. The Taylor Creek Visitor [...]

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Volunteers Needed For US Forest Service Conservation Education Winter Programs

Volunteers Needed For The Ski With A Ranger  and Winter Trek Snowshoe Programs Starting in January SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is looking for volunteers to assist with our Winter Trek and Ski with a Ranger conservation education programs at Heavenly Mountain Resort from January through March 2018. Are you [...]

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Burnside Lake via Charity Valley Trailhead East Near Grover’s Hot Springs

Discovering New Trail Experiences For the Family Sierra Rec Magazine - Trail Review by Tom Trelenberg -  This trailhead is accessed off of Hot Springs Road, approximately 3 miles out of Markleeville, CA, about a mile before reaching Grover's Hot Springs.  The trailhead is outside the state park and adds about 20 minutes (one way) [...]

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Tahoe Community Leaders Join Forces To Improve Taylor Creek Experience

US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Unit Celebrates the Completion Of New Observation Deck Made Possible in Partnership With Local Leadership Sierra Rec Magazine ~ South Lake Tahoe , October 6, 2016 - The USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Unit celebrated with community leaders from around Lake Tahoe the grand opening of the Taylor Creek observation [...]

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California State Parks Provides Tips on New Reservation System

ReserveCalifornia™ Goes Live August 1   Sierra Rec Magazine - NewUpdate : August 1, 2017 -  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is offering the public tips on how to access the Golden State’s new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia™. Starting next Tuesday, August 1, visitors to California’s state parks will have a new platform for booking [...]

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The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road Remain Closed To Vehicles, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians

The Reds Meadow Road Remains Closed No estimated date for opening   Sierra Rec Magazine- National Monument Updates - June 27, 2017 - Forest engineers are assessing storm damage to the Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road and there is no estimated opening date for the road at this time. Crews have only recently been able [...]

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Lake Tahoe Prepares to Open for Summer Recreation ~ Opening Dates Announced

Forest Service announces spring 2017 recreation area opening dates   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 15, 2017.  The [...]

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New Reservation System Coming to California State Parks This Summer

New, Faster, Easier To Use Reservation System Is The Goal For California State Parks Reservations SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 17, 2017 - — Starting this August, Californians will make their state parks camping and tour reservations through a new, faster, easier to use reservation system that features more open access to data. ReserveCalifornia will go live [...]

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When We Lose An Iconic National Treasure – Tragic Loss at Calaveras State Park

Heavy Rains Topple Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree at Calaveras Big Trees State Park You know I often just repost a lot of the public service announcements from the Forest Service or our National parks.   But today I find myself a little mournful of a treasure I will never get to visit. I live only [...]

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“Bike Your Park Day” Rides Planned in All 50 States

National Parks, September 6, 2016 —  Get ready to take over Your Sierra National Parks via two-wheel Peddle Power, September 24th 2016.  The First Ever Bike Your Park day will be a National event with over 1,300 rides & with nearly 10,000 participants in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and several countries are already registered for the [...]

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