Forest Order No. 19-21-02

USDA Forest Service

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Camping and Campfire Restrictions

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. This Order is effective from June 27, 2021, through June 27, 2024.

  1. Camping, except in the areas described on Exhibit A for no more than 14 days in a calendar year in total, as shown on Exhibit 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(e).
  2. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, except within the areas listed on Exhibit B. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

  1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order.
  2. Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above, however, persons with a valid California campfire permit may use a portable campfire pit, stove, or lantern that uses gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.
  3. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organization rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions found in 36 C.F.R. § Part 261, Subpart A.

A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.

Done at South Lake Tahoe, California, this 24th day of June, 2021.


Gwen Sanchez

Acting Forest Supervisor

Exhibit A

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

  1. Camp Richardson Resort and Campground
  2. Fallen Leaf Campground
  3. Bayview Campground
  4. Meeks Bay Campground
  5. Meeks Bay Resort
  6. Within 300 feet of the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road (Forest Road No. 14N34), from its intersection with the Off-Highway Vehicle Staging Area, then west to its intersection with the boundary of the Tahoe National Forest.
  1. Buck Lake
  2. Kaspian Campground
  3. Blackwood Canyon Campground
  4. Watson Lake Campground
  5. Within 300 feet of the Tahoe Rim Trail.
  6. Within 300 feet of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, from its intersection with the southern boundary of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, then north to its intersection with the northern boundary of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
  1. Zephyr Cove Campground
  2. Nevada Beach Campground
  3. Luther Campground
  4. Meiss Management Area
  5. Mount Rose Wilderness
  6. Within 300 feet of Genoa Peak Road (Forest Road No. 14N32), from its intersection with White Hill Spur Road (Forest Road No. 14N32A), then south to its second intersection with Logan House Loop Road (Forest Road No.14N33).
  1. William Kent Campground
  2. Within the Desolation Wilderness with a valid Wilderness Permit.

Exhibit B

  1. 64 Acres Day Use Area
  2. Baldwin Beach Day Use Area
  3. Bayview Campground
  4. Blackwood Campground
  5. Berkeley Camp
  6. Camp Concord
  7. Camp Richardson Resort Campgrounds
  8. Camp Richardson Stables
  9. Camp Shelly
  10. Eagle Falls Picnic Area
  11. Fallen Leaf Campground
  12. Kaspian Day Use Area
  13. Kaspian Campground
  14. Kiva Picnic Area
  15. Luther Campground
  16. Meeks Bay Campground
  17. Meeks Bay Resort and Campground
  18. Nevada Beach Campground
  19. Nevada Beach Day Use Area
  20. Pope Beach Day Use Area
  21. Zephyr Cove Resort Campground
  22. Watson Lake Campground
  23. William Kent Campground
  24. William Kent Day Use Area


Web Analytics