The national forest was Established in 1905 and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. When you get to Tahoe National Forest, you will find several attractive features including three forks of the Yuba River as well as the North Fork of the American River. You will also find the northern end of California's Gold Country and the famous Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
Some of the forest amenities include the Jackson Meadows and Stampede reservoirs which are quite popular as excellent fishing sites. There is also a wide range of historic sites within the protected forest land including prehistoric Native American artifacts and petroglyphs, historic Gold Rush-era findings, and other historic sites from the Donner Party.
Other amenities at the Tahoe National Forest include 77 campgrounds, a visitor's center, 12 group campsites, 20 picnic sites, boat ramps, four resorts, dispersed camping, hiking trails, snowshoeing, five downhill ski areas, a shooting range, ORV areas, and scenic drives.
These facilities make the forest popular for relaxing and exciting activities like whitewater rafting, canoeing, boating, camping, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, gold panning, snowmobiling, rock climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing.
Dogs are allowed into Tahoe National Forest, but some rules must be followed. Some of the standard forest rules include ensuring that your dog is always leashed or in a secure enclosure. This rule is meant to protect visitors, their pets, wildlife and forest habitats. Dog owners are also expected to clean up after their dogs and ensure that their tail-waggers are generally well-behaved.