Tahoe Conservancy Temporarily Closes Some Conservancy Lands to Protect Public Safety

Published: Sep 11, 2020

September 20 Update — The Conservancy has lifted these closures. 


The California Tahoe Conservancy has temporarily closed multiple high-use Conservancy properties to protect public safety. The Conservancy intends these closures to complement similar temporary closures of National Forest Lands to protect the public and firefighters during this time of unprecedented and historic fire conditions. 

Temporarily closed sites include:

  • Van Sickle Bi-State Park (includes both California and Nevada sides of the park)
  • Upper Truckee Marsh (except for Cove East area, accessed by Venice Drive) – see map
  • Eagle Rock – see map
  • Conservancy land at Elks Club Road – see map
  • Dollar Property in Placer County – see map

The Conservancy continues to coordinate with the USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and other Basin partners to evaluate the public safety risk and will update its land closures as necessary.

The Conservancy encourages all members of the public to use caution and common sense to help avoid sparking a wildfire and to avoid recreating on any public lands from which a wildfire evacuation would be challenging.


The California Tahoe Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1985, 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 tahoe.ca.gov.