Fire Restrictions Begin Monday in Lake Tahoe Basin
Beginning Monday, July 9, 2012, fire restrictions will go into effect in the Lake Tahoe Basin. A Forest Order has been issued to provide for public safety through the end of the official 2012 fire season.
Smoking on National Forest land is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or within an exempted recreation site. Fire restrictions are intended to reduce the possibility of human-caused wildfires over the summer season.
During fire restrictions, campfires are prohibited in all other semi-developed sites such as Luther Pass, Blackwood Canyon, and Watson Lake, as well as in all dispersed recreation areas.