Openings delayed to many recreation areas

Plumas National Forest

With more than 700” of snow reported in some areas in the Tahoe Sierra, openings for many campgrounds, seasonal visitor centers, parks, trails, OHV road and many other sites have been delayed. Below are some of the tentative opening dates for some popular recreation areas in the region. Before visiting any site this summer, check in advance for current operating schedules, which may change.

Visit for up-to-date information on campgrounds openings and to make reservations. Find a list of local campgrounds at 

As well, access to D.L. Bliss State Park through the main road is closed for the 2023 season for work on the water system. This includes the campground, along with public access to the beach and trailheads using the road.

Find additional opening dates for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at Find information on all National Forest sites at

Antelope Lake Road | Closed for construction and alternative routes will likely not be accessible for some time.

Beckwourth Ranger District | Recreation sites are not expected to open until late June or early July.

Donner Memorial State Park | Visitor center open. Campgrounds opens May 26.

Emerald Bay & Vikingsholm Castle | The campground is scheduled to open for reservations June 16. Tours of the castle will tentatively start in mid-June.

Grover Hot Springs | Campground opens June 2. Hot springs remain closed for repairs.

Lakes Basin | Many campgrounds may not be accessible until late June at the earliest.

Frenchman Lakes | Expected to open in late May.

Mountain bike trial conditions |

Pacific Crest Trail | Sections of the PCT in the Tahoe Sierra will likely be inaccessible until later summer. Check current conditions at

Plumas-Eureka State Park | Campground reservations open June 16.

Rest area reopens | The Gold Run Rest Area on I-80 has reopened.

Sugar Pine Point State Park | The visitor center and tours of Ehrman Mansion will start on May 27. The campground is scheduled to open for reservations June 14.

Tahoe Pines Park | Opens June 1.

Tahoe Rim Trail | Check conditions at

Tahoe State Recreation Area | The campground is scheduled to open June 16.

Taylor Creek Visitor Center | The parking area opens May 26, with the Visitor Center expected to open June 1.
Tallac Historic Site | Opens May 24.