Lake Tahoe joins the cliffs of Normandy and Antarctica among natural attractions that need a break, according to ‘Fodor’s Travel.’ The guidebook publisher put Lake Tahoe on their “No List” for 2023, citing overcrowding.
“Some iconic landmarks have been damaged so badly that tourism bureaus and elected officials have asked travelers not to visit while the land, air, and sea recuperate,” according to Fodors “These natural destinations desperately need a pause from visitors.”
Packed trails, beaches and roadways were among the key issues cited by the guide.
“Lake Tahoe has a people problem,” the guidebook said. “Amid the pandemic and the great migration, there was an influx of people moving to the mountains, as well as people with second homes in the area coming to live in Tahoe permanently.”
Quoted in the Fodor post, Travel North Tahoe Nevada President and CEO Andy Chapman said people need to adjust the way they interact with nature to fix the problem.
“We’re feeling the increase of population around us,” said Travel North Tahoe Nevada President and CEO Andy Chapman. “We all need to give nature a break, but we don’t want to tell people not to come to Tahoe. We want to educate people how to respect Tahoe.”