Van Sickle Bi-State Park Facilities to Close for Winter

Published: Oct 27, 2022

Park grounds remain open year round

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.―Gates and facilities at Van Sickle Bi-State Park will close for the winter season on November 1, announced the California Tahoe Conservancy. The park grounds remain open all year to pedestrian access.

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

The winter season closure affects the park’s roads, parking lots, restrooms, and drinking fountains. During winter, guests must park legally outside the park, 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.

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. 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.

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