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.

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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 & Hiking Map. Very detailed & colorful. 2 -sided map, waterproof plastic map; tear resistant. GPS data. Map scale 1:63,360 / Contour Interval = 50 feet. ISBN# 9781566953344

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townNcountryMany 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. The lake is often referred to as “Jewel of the Sierra”.

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

Fine Edge Tahoe Maps

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Map


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Lake Tahoe Map USDA
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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Lake Tahoe Basin & Vicinity

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. All forest lands, trails & roads surrounding Lake Tahoe; 10 miles all the way around lake. Printed on waterproof plastic. Published 2010. ISBN# 9781593514808. Older version printed on paper in 1998.

TAHOE OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • backpacking
  • boating
  • camping
  • casinos
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • off-roading
  • sailing
  • snow skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • xc skiing

see also –
Tom Harrison Tahoe Rim Trail

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Tahoe National Forest

nearby towns:

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Inyo Forest Topo Atlas

High Sierra Topo Map
Eastern Sierra Nevada, California
Inyo National Forest Atlas

The INYO atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Inyo National Forest) Both sides of US Highway 395! From Olancha to Yosemite, Bodie ghost town to Darwin near Death Valley. This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hot springs, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. 117 pages. Printed in 2014. ISBN# 9781628114058

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South Lake near Bishop CA

regional towns:

Inyo National Forest NFS

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Cottonwood Lakes and Horseshoe Meadow, an alternate hiking approach to Mount Whitney

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Inyo National Forest QUADS:
from south to north

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  • Sulphur Pond
  • Negit Island
  • Lundy
  • Dunderberg Peak (12,374′ elev)
  • Cedar Hill
  • Anchorite Hills
Inyo back roads

Inyo back roads, 4×4 routes and hiking trailheads

Inyo National Forest Topo Maps, Topographical Inyo Map, Eastern Sierra, Olancha Peak, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Whitney, Mammoth, June Lake, Rock Creek, Lee Vining, Bishop, Sabrina, Palisades Glacier, Onion Valley, Independence, Coyote Flat Lake

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Lassen Topo Atlas

LASSEN Atlas Topo

Lupine Hikes to Lassen Peak

Atlas includes both the Lassen Volcanic National Park & the surrounding Lassen National Forest.

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The LASSEN atlas, is a spiral bound book – a collection of all the quads. (7.5 minute topographical maps, of all of Lassen National Forest, plus the Lassen Volcanic National Park) This book map has detailed topo lines, mountain peaks, streams, lakes, hiking trails & back roads. Perfect for all kinds of recreational needs. USDA printed in 2012. ISBN# 9781593519216

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Lassen National Forest QUADS:
from south to north –

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Old version of Lassen Forest Atals

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Map

Dinkey Lakes Map

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Dinkey Wilderness Map USDA

Dinkey Lakes Trails / Dinkey Creek Camping
Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Map

Dinkey Creek and the hike-in only, wilderness lakes are part of a bigger Sierra National Forest

Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Scale = 2″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Printed on paper; Last updated in 1991.

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4×4 Fun – Minimal Snow, Maximum Mud