D.L. Bliss State Park Closed for Summer 2023 For Replacement of Waterline

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.— California State Parks is reminding the public that D.L. Bliss State Park is closed for the summer of 2023 to replace the main waterline in the park. Effective immediately, the campground and day-use areas of the park will be closed to visitors and no services will be provided. The closure is anticipated to last throughout the summer, depending on weather or other unknown conditions that may arise. The D.L. Bliss State Park website will be updated with the latest information.

Closed areas in the park include:

  • Vehicle access to Lester Beach
  • Calawee Cove
  • Balancing Rock trailhead
  • Rubicon trailhead north
  • All campsites and day-use area

State Parks will undertake a major infrastructure project to repair or replace the aging waterlines in the park. Construction will disrupt the roads throughout the park and therefore, there is no vehicle access in the park during the project.

Rubicon Trail access will be affected during the project. Trail users may access the trail from Eagle Point (starting June 16) and Vikingsholm trailhead in Emerald Bay State Park, but only for an out-and-back hike. Hikers may access Lester Beach and Calawee Cove but must return through Emerald Bay State Park. Visitors should be aware of signage and follow regulations surrounding closed areas.

Parking will be affected by the closure. Visitors are encouraged to carpool, plan ahead and check road conditions prior to arriving. For up-to-date road conditions, call the Caltrans road hotline at (800) 427-ROAD, or visit the Caltrans website. D.L. Bliss State Park Closed

MAIN IMAGE: Lake Tahoe View in the D.L. Bliss State Park on a beautiful clear Day. Photo by Susanne Neumann

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California State Parks and the recreational programs supported by its divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation provide the opportunity for families, friends, and communities to connect. Off-highway motor vehicle recreation, boating activities, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, camping, rock climbing, tours, hikes, school group enrichment, and special events are just some of the activities enjoyed in 280 park units organized into 21 field districts throughout the state. Learn more at www.parks.ca.gov.

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D.L. Bliss State Park Closed