Van Sickle Bi-State Park has closed for the season but although the gate, roads and facilities are closed grounds remain open to year-round pedestrian access, the California Tahoe Conservancy announced Monday, November 1st.
The 725-acre park that is in both California and Nevada, provides day-use opportunities for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. For visitor safety, sledding is not allowed.
The park’s gates, roads, parking lots, and restrooms have closed for the winter. Drinking fountains are turned off. When accessing the park in the winter, guests must park legally, without blocking gates. Trash collection is also suspended until spring. The Conservancy reminds visitors to pack out all trash.
A short walk from the Stateline, NV casinos, Van Sickle Bi-State Park is one the most accessible parks in the Tahoe Basin. A short climb from the trailhead quickly transports visitors to the serenity of the forest. The park’s easy to moderate trails are studded with rock outcroppings that present grand views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding peaks. The Rim Trail Connector provides a tie-in to the famed Tahoe Rim Trail, designated by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the nation’s top ten trails. The park is open to hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians.
Open to pedestrians year-round, sunrise to sunset. Open to vehicles May 1 – October 31, sunrise to sunset. Entrance is free.
For more information visit www.parks.nv.gov/parks/lake-tahoe-nevada-state-park-3#
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Park Avenue and Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150