Forest Service wrapping up season at Tahoe |

Forest Service wrapping up season at Tahoe

Staff Reports

Taylor Creek Visitors Center closes on Sunday.

One of the U.S. Forest Service’s most popular Lake Tahoe attractions closes for the season on Sunday.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center will close at the end of the day for the winter, according to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

“Please be aware that bears are highly active at this time in the Taylor Creek area,” officials said.
“Keep your distance from bears, leave food and other scented items at home, stay on the trails and help protect bear habitat and salmon eggs by not entering Taylor Creek.”

Blackwood Canyon, Luther Pass and Watson Lake campgrounds close on Nov. 15.

Most Tahoe campgrounds closed in the middle of October, including  Bayview, Fallen Leaf, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Nevada Beach and William Kent. Day-use areas and beaches closed include Baldwin, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Nevada Beach, Pope and William Kent.

Zephyr Cove Resort Campground remains open year-round.

The Tallac Historic Site closed for the season at the end of September.

Forest roads generally begin closing in mid-November for public safety and resource protection. For specific forest road closing dates, consult the Motor Vehicle Use Map at

Although facilities on National Forest lands at Lake Tahoe close for the winter season, the grounds and lake access remain open year-round. During winter month closures, services such as water, restrooms and trash collection are not available. When accessing these areas in the winter, be sure to pack out your garbage, park legally and do not block closed gates.

For a complete list of site closure dates, visit