Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek - History of Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center

1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

September 22

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 15 @ 2:11 am

Great Basin Institute and the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is hosting a special evening program at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater at Taylor Creek Visitor Center.

LTBMU is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year (1973-2023) and wilderness program manager, radio personality and historian, Don Lane, will present a “History of Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit” on Friday, Sep. 22, 2023, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Lane began his career with the Forest Service as a seasonal employee in 1971. Then in 1974, he received a permanent appointment as an LTBMU Wilderness Ranger. Lane’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in forestry and a master’s degree in land use planning. He also instructed natural history and history courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, Sierra Nevada College, and Lake Tahoe Community College.

Over the years, Lane also authored several books including Tahoe Tales of Bygone Days and Memorable Pioneers and Tahoe Tales of Historic Times & Unforgettable People. Lane is also a radio personality and appeared on KOWL AM 1490’s “Tales of Tahoe” for 25 years, which focused on historical stories, tales and characters of the Tahoe Basin.

Lane has been recognized for his service many times and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s 2023 Lake Spirit Award and the National Forest Recreation Association’s 2015 Ranger of the Year,

For the latest LTBMU updates, visit us on our website, follow us on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter), and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center’s Facebook page.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located three miles north of the “Y” on Highway 89. For more information, call (530) 543-2674.

The amphitheater is a picturesque space for outdoor events and programming. During July and August, free evening programs are held here, on topics such as resident wildlife, Tahoe folklore, and astronomy. With more than 30 benches and additional lawn seating, the amphitheater comfortably accommodates 200+ guests and is ADA accessible. This facility may also be used for informal public recreation, such as picnicking or stargazing.

Large groups and organizations may request to reserve the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater as a day or evening event space. Reservation fee is dependent on type of usage and event duration, with a minimum pricing of $100. Certain event activities are not permitted at Taylor Creek. For more information, or to reserve a date, please contact or call 530-543-2674.


July 15, 2024
2:11 am
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