Tahoe Basin campgrounds, beaches to open for season

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit’s Mike Rhea removes debris from the walkway at the Eagle Falls Trailhead parking area. | Brian Homberger, USFS

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin on April 14, weather and snow conditions permitting.

Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 14. Located on the south side of Emerald Bay, Inspiration Point is a one of the best vantages points overlooking Emerald Bay. Baldwin and Nevada beaches on the South Shore open April 28.

The Tallac Historic Site parking area opens May 15 and will be staffed starting May 26. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 25. All of the sites are located on the South Shore.

Tahoe Sierra beaches & parks
Tahoe Sierra campgrounds


Round Hill Pines Resort | May 10
Meeks Bay Resort, William Kent, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Bayview, Fallen Leaf and Nevada Beach campgrounds | May 11
Camp Richardson RV Park, Luther Pass Campground and Angora Resort | May 25
Blackwood Canyon and Watson Lake campgrounds | June 1
Camp Richardson’s Eagles Nest and Badgers Den campgrounds | June 11

Beaches and trailhead day-use areas

Baldwin and Nevada beaches | April 28
Chimney Beach and Secret Harbor | May 1
Sandpit Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area | May 10
Eagle Falls restrooms, Kiva Picnic Area, McKinney Rubicon Trailhead restrooms, Sawmill Pond and Tallac Point | May 15
Big Meadow Trailhead | May 25
Pope Beach | May 26

Keep in mind, recreation area grounds are open year-round, but until sites officially open, there is no parking, trash removal or restroom facilities available. Be sure to pack out all trash and where pets are allowed, always clean up after your animal. Do not park on vegetation and do not block access gates.

For a complete list of opening dates, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/recareas