RSVP to join our digital webinar next Thursday, April 2 from noon to 1:30pm to learn more about proposed transportation and recreation projects along State Route 89 from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoma. TRPA, Tahoe Transportation District, and the USDA Forest Service will review the State Route 89 Recreation Corridor Management Plan which outlines projects to improve the visitor experience, reduce traffic congestion, and preserve the environment along Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Learn more about the plan at at www.trpa.gov/SR-89.
State Route 89, a two-lane mountain highway, is the only access route to many of Lake Tahoe’s popular recreation areas and to several of the residential neighborhoods along the West Shore. Emerald Bay, one of California’s 36 National Natural Landmark sites, is one of Lake Tahoe’s most popular and photographed locations. Almost 12 miles of undeveloped shoreline offer beach access to sites such as Meeks Bay, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Baldwin Beach, Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, Camp Richardson, and Pope Beach. Seven trailheads provide day-use access to waterfalls and alpine lakes as well as access to Desolation Wilderness for overnight recreation.
Open houses were held in March to start our listening tour. Click here to see the March open house materials.