Friday, July 10, 2009

Beach fees increase in Tahoe

It costs more money this summer to visit most Lake Tahoe beaches.
At Pope, Baldwin, Nevada and Meek's Bay beaches, the electronic fee stations are gone. Entrance kiosk attendants will be available from 8am-9pm most of the summer to collect fees, make change and provide information. The attendants will screen canoes and kayaks for quagga mussels and other invasive species to prevent them from being introduced to Lake Tahoe.
Day-use fees will increase to $7 per vehicle to cover the cost of these services and the increasing trash removal expense and other beach maintenance. These fees also contribute to the construction of handicapped accessible restrooms at Pope and Baldwin beaches. This is the first fee increase in 10 years. Season passes to the beaches are $70. Camping fees have increased at Nevada Beach (now $28, $32 for premium sites), Fallen Leaf ($28), Meeks Bay ($23) and William Kent ($23) campgrounds. Campers no longer have to pay the $9 reservation fee. For information, contact Bob Becker at (530) 543-2600.

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