To Protect Wildlife Habitat and Public Safety, Tahoe Conservancy to Limit South Shore Beach Access Starting June 28

Published: Jun 24, 2019

Lake Tahoe and Upper Truckee Marsh

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) will limit public access and temporarily close portions of some south shore beaches at Lake Tahoe for public safety and to protect sensitive wildlife habitat and areas prone to erosion. Locations include areas of the Upper Truckee Marsh and other Conservancy ownership near Lakeview Commons.

Beaches are extremely small or nonexistent this summer due to high lake levels. The Conservancy asks for patience and cooperation during this time of high water, and encourages beachgoers to seek alternate lakefront access using

Conservancy staff and California Highway Patrol officers monitor Conservancy lands, including its south shore beaches. Campfires, grills, fireworks, and smoking and other fire hazards are not allowed.

To protect nesting birds and other wildlife, the seasonal Upper Truckee Marsh dog closure remains in effect through July 31.
On July 4, the gates to Van Sickle Bi-State Park will close at 5 pm. The Park will remain open to foot and bicycle traffic.

Media Contact: Nick Meyer, California Tahoe Conservancy, (530) 543-6073,


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