Partial closures in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Backcountry

CARSON CITY, Nev.– Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park personnel announced yesterday a temporary closure of portions of the Marlette and Hobart Backcountry area. The closure will be Monday through Friday and will last through September.

Backcountry trails that will be closed are: the Lakeview Road, the section of Hobart Road between Marlette Lake and Hobart Lake, the Red House Flume Trail and the Tunnel Creek road in the Red House and Franktown Creek area. Access points that will be affected are the gate above Lakeview Estates in Carson City and the gate at the top of Musgrove Canyon, in Washoe Valley. The closure will also affect backcountry travel permit holders.

“The closure is being implemented to keep visitors safe during the Marlette Water System improvement project,” said Park Supervisor Jay Howard. This system supplies water to Virginia City, Silver City and Carson City.

A significant amount of travel on narrow dirt roads by heavy equipment is associated with this project. This improvement project will upgrade the existing diesel pump system to a natural gas generator, electric pump and add new water delivery piping.

The Ash Canyon Road, Hobart Lake, North Canyon Road, Marlette Lake Flume Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail will continue to be open daily.

“We apologize for any inconvenience,” Howard said. Please contact the park at 775-831-0494 for more information.

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