Published: Nov 08, 2023

Van Sickle Bi-State Park Entrance Road and Facilities Closing for Winter

Park grounds remain open all year

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.―Roads and visitor facilities at Van Sickle Bi-State Park will close for the winter season on November 13, announced the California Tahoe Conservancy, although park grounds remain open to the public.

The Conservancy and Nevada State Parks co-manage the 725-acre Van Sickle Bi-State Park. The park provides day-use opportunities for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. For visitor safety, sledding is not allowed.

The winter season closure includes park roads, parking lots, restrooms, drinking fountains, and trash collection. During winter, please practice Leave No Trace, pack out all trash, and park legally outside the park, without blocking gates.

Winter visitors may access the park on foot, bike, skis, or snowshoes via its main entrance at the intersection of Heavenly Village Way and Montreal Road in South Lake Tahoe.

The Conservancy will also close the parking lot at its Tahoe Pines property in Meyers. The grounds will remain open to foot traffic all winter.

Visit the Conservancy’s website for more information about Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

Media contact: Chris Carney, Communications Director,, 530-543-6057


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