Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

Lake Tahoe Basin

Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

hikers mapThis TAHOE atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Lake Tahoe Region). This book map has detailed topographic features, contour lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs.

Lake Tahoe Forest QUADS:
from north to south –fishing map

  • Truckee
  • Martis Peak
  • Mount Rose
  • Tahoe City
  • Kings Beach
  • Marlette Lake
  • Wentworth Springs
  • Homewood
  • Meeks BayLake Tahoe Basin Map
  • Glenbrook
  • Rockbound Valley
  • Emerald Bay
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Minden
  • Pyramid Peak
  • Echo Lake
  • Freel Peak
  • Caples Lake
  • Carson Pass

Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

Luckily, National Geographic has a new 2020 publication for this region.

Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

And there is still the old USFS paper map for the Tahoe Basin
Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

Tahoe National Forest

Lake Tahoe Basin Atlas

see also –

Tahoe Rim Trail Map
Tahoe National Forest Map
Lake Tahoe Books
Lake Tahoe Maps
4×4 Tahoe Trail Map

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Two different recreation maps for the Lake Tahoe Basin are created by the USDA & NatGeo. Several smaller brands for regional topographic trail maps. The US Forest Service has the Tahoe National Forest Map that encompasses a much larger area. Numerous books exist for backpacking and hiking around Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

NatGeo Map #803 Tahoe Basin

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Lake Tahoe Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic

Recreation Map for Lake Tahoe Basin, Topographic Lake Map, Backroads Hiking Maps, Tahoe Backpacking, Tahoe Camping, All Campgrounds, Trailheads, Creeks and Lakes. Sierra Nevada Back Roads, Truckee River Camping and Hiking Map. Very detailed and especially colorful, topo map. In this case, a 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Lake Tahoe Basin MapMany believe that Lake Tahoe was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcanic crater, but the natural lake and mountain basin was actually formed by the rise and fall of the landscape due to faulting.

The Tahoe Basin which spans approximately 22 miles long (and 12 wide), is located on top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Separating California from Nevada state, a year-round, mountain resort destination. In particular, this is considered the north part of the majestic Eastern Sierra range. Furthermore, Lake Tahoe is often referred to as “Jewel of the Sierra”.camp map

Largest freshwater, alpine lake in North America.
Second deepest lake in the U.S.
Second highest lake in the U.S.

LAKE TAHOE – 6625′ elevation above sea level

Equally as relevant, our wide range of Tahoe maps listed below are current, full color publications – covering wildlife to wildflowers, forest back roads to 4WD routes, horseback trailheads to hiking trails, mountain peaks to meadows, creeks to waterfalls, trail camps to campgrounds, and of course cross country skiing to backcountry ski tours.

NatGeo Tahoe Map Pack

NatGeo Wilderness Maps

Adventure Maps Tahoe

Tahoe Heritage Foundation Map

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

Tahoe Backcountry Ski Maps


Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

NFS Lake Tahoe Basin Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity

 

 

2022 currently unavailable on Amazon; might still be found at local ranger stations

USGS Map California: Lake Tahoe Basin Map; Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Granite Chief, Fallen Leaf Lake. Tahoe Recreation, Camping Map. USDA NFS Recreation Area. Certainly all forest lands, trails and roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Pictured published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808. Purple cover = older version printed on paper in 1998.

TAHOE OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • backpackinghikers map
  • boating
  • camping
  • casinos
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hikinghorse trail maps
  • horseback
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • off-roading
  • sailing4x4 maps
  • snow skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • xc skiing

see also –
Tahoe Rim Trail
Tahoe National Forest Map
Lake Tahoe Maps
Tahoe 4×4 Map Guide

Lake Tahoe Basin Map

Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

In the distance, Desolation Wilderness can be seen on the opposite side of the lake, typically covered in snow more than half the year.

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Desolation Wilderness on the Westside of Lake Tahoe

Desolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness Maps
Westside of Lake Tahoe

High Sierra Granite, Lakes Sierra Nevada California

Several maps and books cover this Sierra Wilderness Area located right next to Lake Tahoe, the premier alpine lake destinations on the West Coast. Granite Chief Wilderness and Desolation Wilderness featured on the same map from NatGeo.

Desolation Maps

Desolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness USDA Map

Desolation Map / Desolation Wilderness / Hikes Tahoe

Backpacking & Hiking Trail Map for Desolation Wilderness (Part of El Dorado NF) Waterproof Plastic Paper. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Map Scale = 2″ to mile; ISBN# 9781593514402

Desolation Maps

Tom Harrison & Wilderness Press
publish Desolation Maps too

Desolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness Trail Map
Tom Harrison MapsDesolation Maps

Desolation Wilderness Map Trail Map, Tahoe Lake Camping. Lake Tahoe, CA; Tahoe Westside, Loon Lake camping, Lake Aloha, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, DL Bliss State Park, Echo Lake, Velma Lake, Wrights Lake, Rubicon River, Rubicon 4×4 Trail, Rockbound Valley, Tahoe Rim Trail hiking PCT Pacific Crest Trail; Sierra Nevada High Country Tahoe hiking; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 42.24K; ISBN# 9781877689611

Desolation Maps

see also –
Lake Tahoe Basin Maps
Tahoe Rim Trail Map
Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

Desolation Maps

Desolation Books –

Trail Tools Desolation Maps (1996) by Dennis O’Neill

4×4 Guide Tahoe NF

4×4 Tahoe Trail Maps
Off Roading Routes

4x4 maps4×4 Tahoe Trail Maps: Explore the 4WD (four wheel drive) dirt and gravel roads inside the Lake Tahoe region. The Lake Tahoe off roading trail maps shown on this page are only a few of the maps of what is available. Featuring locations like Truckee, Lake Tahoe, SLT, PCT, plus all lakes at Donner Pass, Canyon Creek, the Sierra Buttes, the American River and Yuba River watersheds. Please follow the links listed at the bottom of this page for more Tahoe Maps.

Camping Lake Map

Sawmill Lake, Tahoe NF – N of Donner Pass I-80

4Wheeler’s Guide to Trails of the Tahoe National Forest, CA; Lake Tahoe to the North Yuba River; Northern Sierra Nevada mountains, N Gold Country California

4Wheeler’s Guide to the Rubicon Trail

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California off roading with 4×4 Tahoe Trail Maps. Topographical hard copy maps show contour lines, routes, trailheads, campgrounds, alpine lakes, mountain peaks, wilderness boundaries.  Maps for use by nomad campers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers, jeeps, SUVs, ATVs, and all off roading rigs. Overland camping options in the high elevation Sierra Nevada mountains.

see also –dirt bikes trail map

Lake Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

Tahoe National Forest Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin – Recreation @ Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Rim Trail Topo Map by Tom Harrison

USDA Lakes Basin, Sierra Buttes Map

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Bowman Lake, narrow cliff shoreline

Tahoe Forest Maps
by National Geographic

Tahoe East – Sierra Buttes & Donner Passfishing maps tahoe

Tahoe West – Yuba River & American River

sierra buttes maps

Back Roads @ N Yuba, Lakes Basin

Lakes Basin Recreation Area: Sierra Buttes
GOLD LAKE HWY. North Sierra Nevada – where granite spires touch the sky and river canyons run deep. Alpine lakes are covered in snow half the year w/ Gold Lake being the largest.

Totally worth a weekend visit! Spending a full week here is ideal. Summer destination for cabins, camping, hiking, fishing, waterfalls, and even off road routes; Winter offers snow recreation: cross country ski, snow shoe trails, and snow mobile access.


forest roads map tahoe

Tire Tools: roadside assistance
doesn’t do dirt roads