Seasonal Closure of Van Sickle Bi-State Park Facilities

Park grounds remain open during winter

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – October 31, 2018 – The California Tahoe Conservancy announces that the gates to Van Sickle Bi-State Park (Park) are closed for the winter season. The grounds remain open year-round.

The 725-acre Park provides opportunities for short day use outings, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just having fun in the snow. For visitor safety, sledding is not allowed. The winter closure includes the Park’s gates, roads, parking lots, water, restrooms and trash collection. The Conservancy reminds visitors to pack out all trash.

When accessing the Park in the winter, guests must park legally, without blocking gates. Paid parking is available at the City of South Lake Tahoe’s nearby Heavenly Village Parking Facility.

Winter visitors can access the Park on foot, skis, or snowshoes via its main entrance at the intersection of Heavenly Village Way and Montreal Road in South Lake Tahoe. Visit the Conservancy’s website for more information about the Park.

The Conservancy also announces the winter gate closure of Tahoe Pines, a Conservancy property located along the Upper Truckee River on the south side of U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers, California. The grounds of Tahoe Pines remain open year round to visitors.

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.