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The Tahoe-Truckee region is governed by 6 counties, a city, a town, two states, and the federal government. This can create a lot of confusion even when we aren’t operating under COVID-19 restrictions.  Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. 

Keep in mind, guidelines and laws are changing daily, and things may change before we can update these (last updated 8/7/2020). 

Can I visit Lake Tahoe?

Leisure travel is now permitted in both California and Nevada. Although you should ask yourself, “should I travel?”. While recreation areas and businesses in the Tahoe-Truckee Region are open, expect limited operations and restricted use. 

Check with your state or county for the latest information regarding openings and travel restrictions, and know before you go.

Do I have to wear a mask?

YES! Both California & Nevada are under a mask requirement when in public spaces. For your safety and ours, we kindly ask that masks are worn whenever you go outside. Learn more HERE

Are boat ramps open?

Boat ramps and boat inspections around Tahoe are slowly opening with guidance from state and local health departments. Find the most recent updates HERE.

STAY SAFE: Lake Tahoe is a big, high alpine lake. The water is always cold and weather conditions can change rapidly. Learn more HERE

Is camping allowed? 

Developed campgrounds in the region are open as of Friday, June 12th, although this does not mean all campgrounds are open. Some campgrounds are under facility restrictions or limited to 50% capacity. Please search online or call ahead to the specific site you wish to go to for full details. While dispersed camping is technically available on some Forest Service lands in the Lake Tahoe Region, permits must be obtained online at least 1 day before your trip. If you are going to camp, please follow Leave No Trace principles and follow the current and stringent fire restrictions.

Campfires are NOT allowed in the Lake Tahoe Basin and surrounding region.

Can day-use recreational areas be used? Are beaches open?

Yes. Day-use recreational areas (beaches, trails, etc.) are currently under “soft-openings”. Area parking lots and restroom facilities may not be open. Be prepared. Restrooms and other facilities are not cleaned after every use.


Please practice social distancing while recreating and remember to Leave No Trace. 

Can I rent recreation equipment? 

Rental equipment is allowed in all jurisdictions in the Tahoe region. 

Are restaurants open?

Yes, most restaurants around Tahoe are now open with take-out service and/or modified outdoor service. Indoor dining is closed in California. 

Bars are closed in both California and Nevada with the exception of Douglas County, NV. 

Please respect workers by wearing a mask as much as possible. 

Is there a maximum group size I can hang out with?

In both California and Nevada, groups of 10 or more are not permitted. 

Are golf courses open?

Yes, golf courses around Tahoe are now open with modified tee-times and social distancing. Note, some “public” golf courses are only open to current pass holders. Please call your local course for more information about their guidelines and to schedule a tee time. 

Are hotels open? Can I rent a house?

Hotels and Vacation Rentals are now open in both California and Nevada, but not all places are open. Check with the specific property to wish to stay at. 

Is the bus still available? Transit?

Yes, transit is still available. Routes are subject to changes and social distancing requirements, including masks. 

What is the status of special events at Tahoe? 

Many special and annual events and large gatherings at Lake Tahoe have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled. Please check with the specific event host or location for the latest information. 

Do I need to cancel my wedding, family reunion, etc.?

Currently, gatherings of 10 or more people are not allowed. Depending on the location of your event it may or may not be postponed. Please check with your location host for more details. 

Where can I find public safety information resources?

Take Care has a full suite of printable signs and social media messages for your business or property. Visit this link HERE

You can also order printed signs of various sizes and materials HERE

Information by Region: Use the map below to find the latest information from that county.