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Forest Service closes campgrounds, day-use areas at Lake Tahoe due to extreme fire conditions

Staff Report, Tahoe Daily Tribune
September 8, 2020

Emergency fire restrictions are in effect throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin which includes closing campgrounds, day use areas and boat ramps.

An emergency camping ban went into effect Tuesday and will last through Monday, Sept. 14. The camping ban includes Luther Pass, Watson Lake, Meiss Country and Blackwood Canyon campgrounds and camping along the Tahoe Rim Trail. 

Overnight camping will still be permitted in Desolation Wilderness and within 500 feet of the Pacific Crest Trail, but no campfires, stoves or any kind of ignition sources are allowed.

All campgrounds and day use areas on all forest service land in the basin closed Monday evening, including Eldorado National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lassen National Forest, Plumas National Forest and Tahoe National Forest.

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Click here for updates on additional restrictions to backcountry camping (9/7/2020).

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