Some stretches of the South Shore beaches of Lake Tahoe will close to the public in order to ensure public safety and protect sensitive wildlife habitat and areas prone to erosion, reports the Tahoe Daily Tribune.
Starting Friday 28th June, public access will be restricted to areas of the Upper Truckee Marsh and some land near Lakeview Commons, the California Tahoe Conservancy announced Monday.
The Conservancy asks beach users for patience and cooperation and encourages using alternate lakefront access, and suggests using TahoePublicBeaches.org as a resource for finding different lake access points. Many beaches are extremely small or nonexistent this summer due to high lake levels.
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The Conservancy warns that staff and officers with California Highway Patrol monitor the lands. 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 into the evening.