Experience state parks year round.
Straddling the California-Nevada state line, this park in the Northern Sierra is one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in the United States. Enjoy almost endless fun in the snow among plenty of pine trees and high country trails.
Photo Credit: Kathy Yates
Tahoe State Recreation Area is located in the High Sierra in Placer County, a quarter mile east of Tahoe City on Highway 28.
Want to skip the Tahoe traffic? Try the Amtrak California Zephyr line to Reno-Tahoe.
In January Tahoe is blanked in snow, so now is the best time to try out the area’s best snow sports.
Lakeside camping is available in the park May 24 through September 30 (closed to camping September 16 through May 23). Since it is too cold to camp in January, try some of these local places:
Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Be sure to get out and explore the area. You won't be disappointed!
Take a drive around Lake Tahoe and you will discover several state parks along the way:
Some parks are closed seasonally, so if they aren’t open when you visit in January, try again in the summer!