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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 deck Thursday with a ribbon cutting and community Q&A from the new redwood deck. A project funded by community support which raised 25,000 and was donated /presented by Amy Berry of Tahoe Fund, Matt Levitt of Tahoe Blue Vodka and several other key community...

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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 camping and lodging sites, and tours. Using the new system will be easy to plan adventures within state parks since it is similar to booking hotels, airline tickets, and other comparable services. Supporting state park field operations and enhancing the experience of visitors with...

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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 to get into the Reds Meadow Valley after plowing operations were completed. The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road remain closed to vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and work is in progress to make necessary repairs. This road, which accesses prized destinations such as Devils...

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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 Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 19, 2017, and will be staffed weekends only until Memorial Day weekend.  The Tallac Historic Site parking area opens May 1, 2017, and will be staffed beginning Saturday, May 27, 2017. “The Forest Service is aware of 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 for all parks on August 1. A variety of features will be phased in between then and March 1, 2018. Below is a breakdown of the features: Starting August 1, the new reservation system will provide more user-friendly and intuitive web services, including: Additional...

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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 about 2.5 hours from Calaveras State Park. I have written about the trails and the park based on others that have gone before me. I have driven by the park a couple times, on my way to Yosemite National Park (or Back) and yet...

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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 first-ever Bike Your Park Day on September 24. Organizers expect people to register hundreds of additional rides in the next several weeks. Bike Your Park Day encourages people to ride to and within parks and public lands in celebration of the National Park Service...

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Outdoor Recreation Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

California State Parks invites outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this Labor Day weekend safely. SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 1, 2016 – California State Parks invites outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this Labor Day weekend safely. So whether you are walking/hiking a trail, operating an off-highway vehicle, viewing historical sites, relaxing on a beach or exploring California’s waterways in a boat, please do so safely. The Labor Day weekend typically draws a high number of visitors of all experience levels to California’s outdoors. The large crowds can result in a greater chance of incidents. California’s boating accident statistics show that most fatalities on...

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