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Pedestrian access to Vikingsholm in Emerald Bay State Park is to be temporarily closed for trail repairs beginning September 18, 2023.
California State Parks is notifying the public that the Vikingsholm parking lot and trail to Vikingsholm in Emerald Bay State Park will be temporarily closed for a few weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. More information.
No Open Burning
The City of South Lake Tahoe does not allow any open burning within the City limits. The exceptions to this are gas fireplaces and BBQ’s that use either LP or natural gas. Pellet BBQ’s, such as a Traeger are acceptable. Info: https://www.cityofslt.us.
Lake Link, South Shore’s new on-demand shuttle service
Tahoe Boating Safety
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Your One-Stop Planning Resource for Paddling On Lake Tahoe
Maps • Weather • Access • Rentals & Tours • Safety Info: https://laketahoewatertrail.org/
Bike Trails and Resources
From heart-pounding downhills to smooth paved paths, there are rides for every level of cyclist, mountain biker, and cruiser for biking in South Lake Tahoe. Discover biking trails in Lake Tahoe.
Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to explore the destination on two wheels through the South Shore’s comprehensive bike trail network. It’s good for you and the environment. For route planning check out the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition’s interactive bike map. For Mountain Biking Trails go to https://tamba.org/trails/
Bike Tips and Safety (Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition)
1. Keep your bike properly maintained.
Before the beginning of your ride make certain your brakes and gears work properly and your tires are inflated. Carry along a spare tire tube and patch kit, know how to use it, and have an air pump in the event of a flat tire.
2. Wear a helmet.
It’s a great way to stay safe for anyone riding a bicycle, and in California it’s the law for anyone under 18.
3. Ride in the same direction as traffic flow.
Riding against the traffic direction is not only illegal, it’s highly dangerous. Motorists are less less likely to see you in time to avoid a collision, and the higher speed of any collision is more likely to cause you serious or fatal injuries.
4. Stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights.
You and the bicycle are a vehicle with the same rights and responsibilities as an automobile. Obey all traffic laws.
5. Use proper hand signals when turning, stopping, or changing lanes.
This alerts other road users of your intentions.
6. Ride in a straight line and in a single file.
When we’re riding a bike, we all want drivers to avoid hitting us. Help drivers predict where you will be: ride in a straight line. Many roads do not have enough width to safely ride side by side so ride in single file and be safe.
7. Be seen: use lights (white in front and red in back), reflectors, and reflective clothing during darkness.
Both California and Nevada state law require lights and reflectors while bicycling at night. Be seen and be safe.
8. Ride to the right if you are moving slower than other traffic, unless you are turning left, passing another bicycle or vehicle, or avoiding hazards.
9. Do not impair your senses.
Wearing headphones on both ears or riding your bike while under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts you and others are risk. People riding bikes are still subject to DUI citations.
10. Walk your bike when using a crosswalk.
According to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department excess speed, poor lighting, crossing outside crosswalks and impairment are the main factors that lead to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.
• Obey signs and signals. Try to cross at marked crosswalks, preferably at stop signs or signals where cars expect to see pedestrians.
• Make eye contact and nod or wave at drivers. A quick nod or wave is an easy way to let a driver know you see them, and they see you.
• Get in the habit of walking with a flashlight or wearing a reflective vest at night so it is easier for drivers to spot you.
- Take Care Tahoe lake-wide effort encourages the following tips to keep all healthy and safe while traveling.
Lake Tahoe Visitors Center
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone (775) 588-4591, available daily, 10 am – 5 pm. Closed on Christmas Day.