Tahoe National Forest, CA

US Forest Service


Winter 2014: Snow is Scarce, but Recreation Opportunities Abound on Highway 20! (Click for details)

The Tahoe National Forest is one of the most popular recreation forests in the US. Outstanding winter sports opportunities including world renowned downhill ski areas and extensive snowmobile and cross-country ski trails are found throughout the Forest. In the summer, an extensive array of hiking, OHV, equestrian and mountain biking trails provide access to the many lakes, rivers, and mountain tops. Developed recreation sites including campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas and nature trails enhance opportunities for relaxation and appreciation of the forest environment.

The recreation information is primarily provided by travel corridor.  The main travel corridors are:  Interstate 80, Highway 49, Highway 20, Highway 89 (North and South), Foresthill Divide Road, Mosquito Ridge Road, Bowman Road, Marysville Road, and Gold Lakes Road.  Activities such as camping and hiking will also have related links to boating, biking, trailheads, parking, and OHV riding in the same corridor.

Accessible Recreation Facilities - For more information on accessible recreation facilities on the Tahoe National Forest follow this link. This guide lists facilities and recreation opportunities by Ranger District with features that are accessible for people with disabilities; (Not all locations/facilities listed are 100% accessible.) Because we are continually adding new accessible sites, please call ahead to the Ranger District for more information. The facilities listed meet federal accessibility standards (32-inch minimum width for doorways, adequate room for turning etc).   More...

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