Van Sickle Bi-State Park Facilities Close for Season

Published: Nov 06, 2020

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Park grounds remain open during winter

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.– The California Tahoe Conservancy announces that the gates to Van Sickle Bi-State Park have closed for the winter season. Although roads and facilities will close, the park grounds remain open to pedestrian access year-round.

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

The park’s gates, roads, parking lots, and restrooms have closed for the winter, and drinking fountains are turned off. When accessing the park in the winter, guests must park legally, without blocking gates. Trash collection is also suspended until spring—the Conservancy reminds visitors to pack out all trash.

Winter visitors can 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.

November 9 update: The Tahoe Pines gates and parking lot are now also closed for the season. The grounds remain open to foot traffic. The Conservancy urges the public to enjoy the area safely, but please take care around new plantings, including sugar pine seedlings. To protect public safety, sledding is not allowed at Tahoe Pines.

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


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