Conservancy North Shore Properties Under New Management – California State Parks Assumes Management Responsibility
Kings Beach, Calif. – July 1, 2014 – Beginning today July 1, 2014, California State Parks will assume maintenance and operations of California Tahoe Conservancy-owned portions of North Tahoe Beach, Moon Dunes Beach, Kings Beach Plaza, Coon Street Corner, Secline Beach, Sandy Beach, Sun and Sand Beach Easement, and Steamers Beach.
These properties will continue to offer the same amenities and hours of operations will not be impacted. “We are confident that State Parks will provide the high level of service that beach-users expect, and we are working to make sure the transition is as seamless as possible” said Conservancy Executive Director Patrick Wright.
Previously, North Tahoe Public Utility District (NTPUD) operated the sites on the Conservancy’s behalf. Wright continued: “We thank NTPUD for their years of service at these important public parklands.”
“California State Parks is excited to bring our resources and expertise, and work with the California Tahoe Conservancy to continue to bring quality recreation and services to visitors to the Tahoe Basin,” said Marilyn Linkem, Sierra District Superintendent, California State Parks.
This transition is part of an agreement announced back in March 2014 by the California Natural Resources Agency, California State Parks, and the California Tahoe Conservancy to exchange and consolidate state-owned parkland in the Lake Tahoe Basin. In addition, California State Parks assumed management and operations of Kings Beach State Recreation Area (SRA) in May 2014.
State Parks is now the point of contact for any management questions on these State-owned lands: (530) 583-3075.
After July 1, the North Tahoe Beach Pavilion will no longer accept new reservations for private events – but it will be free on a first come, first served basis for larger groups. On July 12, July 26 and September 6, existing reservations will be honored; the Pavilion will not be available for other users on those dates.
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.