Conservancy Announces Seasonal Dog Closure to Protect Wildlife at Upper Truckee Marsh

Published: May 01, 2023

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—Starting today, the California Tahoe Conservancy is closing the Upper Truckee Marsh to dogs. This annual seasonal closure protects birds and other wildlife during the breeding season. People must keep dogs away from the sensitive marsh habitat through July 31. Beginning August 1, people may resume bringing leashed dogs within the closed areas of the Marsh.

Conservancy land along the west bank of the Upper Truckee River and north of Venice Drive remains open for year-round access to leashed dogs. A fully accessible trail leads from the end of Venice Drive to Lake Tahoe.

Conservancy staff and California Highway Patrol officers monitor these areas for compliance.

The Conservancy manages 600 acres at the Upper Truckee Marsh, one of the largest remaining marshes in the Sierra Nevada, for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and water quality.

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Media Contact: Chris Carney,, 530-543-6057


The California Tahoe Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1984, with a mission to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Learn more at


Seasonal dog closure area at the Upper Truckee Marsh