Spooner Lake to temporarily close for construction

Spooner Lake to temporarily close for construction
Construction at Spooner Lake. Image: Group West Construction

LAKE TAHOE—Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park announced today that it will close Spooner Lake’s main entrance, parking areas and frontcountry beginning July 19 while construction is underway on the park’s new visitor center and amphitheater. Officials say the closure is expected to continue through early September.

Spooner backcountry and trails are not affected by the closure, but visitors will need to use alternate trailheads and parking. Limited parking and backcountry trail access is available at the Tahoe Rim Trail trailhead on Highway 50 just east of the Spooner Lake main entrance.

The groundbreaking for the park’s new amenities was in June of this year. Development of the visitor center and amphitheater was made possible through a public-private partnership that began in 2018. Gov. Steve Sisolak said the new facilities will help the state meet the increasing demand for outdoor recreation.

For questions on recreational access during the project construction, contact Jennifer Ramella at (775) 790-0971. Information on Spooner Lake and its backcountry trails is online at parks.nv.gov.