Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Lake Tahoe Closure Summer 2019

Access to the Lake Tahoe Recreation Site in the Tillamook State Forest will be closed starting May 28 to ensure public safety during construction and logging operations.

The area will be closed through the summer of 2019 and affects all day use and weekend activities, including fishing, boating and hiking access to Lake Tahoe as well as two campsites in the South Fork Trask River Dispersed Campsites area. The road into the Lake Tahoe Recreation Site will be closed. 

The South Fork Trask Road will be open but the public should use caution, as the road will be busy with log hauling.

Activities taking place in the area during summer 2019 include logging operations and developing a heliport. The heliport will allow use of the lake as a dip site for fire protection.

“Temporarily closing Lake Tahoe to recreational use is a necessary step to ensure public safety,” Tillamook District Forester Kate Skinner said. “We are encouraging users of the Tillamook State Forest to find alternate recreation areas this summer, and visiting the recreation page on the ODF website is a great way to find additional places to get out in the forest.”

For more information on recreation or local forest road closures, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry’s website at Oregon.gov/odf or contact the nearest ODF district office.