Gates to Van Sickle Close Today - Park remains open to pedestrians

 Contact: California Tahoe Conservancy, Victoria Ortiz, (530) 543-6063, Victoria.Ortiz@tahoe.ca.gov

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – October 31, 2014 –The California Tahoe Conservancy announced that the gates to Van Sickle Bi-State Park close today, October 31. The road to the day use facility will be closed from October 31 to May 1 for the winter season. As always, visitors staying in the Stateline area are encouraged to take the easy walk into the park, leaving their car behind.

Paid parking is available at the Parking Garage at Heavenly Village. The park provides opportunities for short day use outings, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just having fun in the snow, however sledding is not allowed.

“Van Sickle Bi-State Park represents a long held vision and partnership between the states of California and Nevada and a fantastic recreational opportunity here at Lake Tahoe,” said California Tahoe Conservancy Executive Director Patrick Wright. “We encourage the public to enjoy this beautiful park throughout the season.”

The park entrance is located at the intersection of Heavenly Village Way and Montreal Road in South Lake Tahoe.  For more information about Van Sickle visit http://tahoe.ca.gov/van-sickle-bi-state-park-79.aspx.

Established in 1984, the mission of the Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.