Seasonal Dog Closure at Upper Truckee Marsh is Underway

Published: Apr 08, 2020

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—The California Tahoe Conservancy has announced its annual seasonal dog closure at the Upper Truckee Marsh. From May 1 through July 31, dogs may not access sensitive habitat at the marsh to protect birds and other wildlife during the breeding season.

The Conservancy-owned Cove East property, west of the Upper Truckee River, remains open for year-round leashed dog access. Beginning August 1, dogs will again be permitted access to the Upper Truckee Marsh, provided they are on leash.

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

The Conservancy owns and manages the 600-acre marsh, one of the largest remaining in the Sierra Nevada, for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and water quality. The Conservancy is also currently managing the Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project.

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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