South Shore is Open!
Fall has arrived in Lake Tahoe and it’s a great time to visit. For details on accessible sites and trailheads visit:
- Forest Service More information
- CA State Parks: More information
- Nevada State Parks More information
- Heavenly Mountain Resort ceased operations for the season and will open for winter, Nov. 19.
El Dorado National Forest:
- The forest-wide closure has been replaced with the Caldor Fire Closure. All roads, trails (including the Mormon Immigrant Trail) and facilities within the fire closure area are closed. More information:
- Forest Order 03-21-19 and El Dorado NF Closure Information.
- Forest Closures
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit:
- Caldor Fire Emergency Closure (19-20-06) for portions of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit remains in effect through December 31, 2021. More information: LTBMU Emergency Fire Closure Forest Order 19-21-06 – InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov)
- Backcountry closure (Forest Order 19-21-07) for the following areas: Desolation Wilderness, Meiss Backcountry, Barker Pass Road and McKinney/Rubicon Trail remains in effect until October 20, 2021.
- More information including maps: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/CAENF/2021-08-15-0910-CaldorFire/related_files/pict20210821-104121-0.pdf
Officials are requesting people not to visit other trails outside the burn area that have been bulldozed as fire breaks.
Be Fire Smart
With several wildfires throughout Northern Nevada and California, depending on the wind direction there may be impacts on air quality. Click here for Real-time air quality monitoring.
BE FIRE SAFE
“I will be mindful that it only takes one spark to destroy an environment. Wildfire and its prevention are everyone’s responsibility.” #TahoePledge information: https://tahoesouth.com/take-care-travel-pledge-be-fire-safe/
Mask guidance requires individuals to follow current CDC guidelines.
- Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
- Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Masks are required indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
Douglas County, Nevada Moving Forward – Douglas County’s Plan for COVID-19 Recovery. Stateline, Nevada is in Douglas County.
Governor Sisolak’s Nevada Health Response has been updated on May 1, 2021, find more information HERE.
As of June 15, 2021, Governor Newsom terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery.
The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, related only to masking, mega-events, and settings serving children and youth.
Updated fire restrictions around Lake Tahoe – No wood fires allowed anywhere. More
Tahoe South Visitors Center
- Email info@LTVA.org
- Phone (775) 588-4591, available weekdays except for holidays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- Tahoe Care Tahoe lake-wide effort encourages the following tips to keep all healthy and safe while traveling including go big on distancing, masks matter, plan to change plans, no germs or anything else left behind, expect closures, and sniffles, stay home.
Local Public Health Departments
Barton Memorial Hospital: Information; Barton’s COVID-19 Clinical Health Line at 530.600.1999