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East Shore Trail access to Sand Harbor temporarily closed

by Nevada State News
Summer recreation lovers paddling around Nevada's Sand Harbor State Park. Photo by Scott Hinton, University of Nevada, Reno.

RENO — Nevada State Parks has closed access to Sand Harbor State Park via the Tahoe East Shore Trail effective May 8, 2020 and until further notice. NSP says the closure is to help prevent visitation surges amid the COVID-19 health crisis, and to protect the health and safety of state park visitors and staff.

The section of the Tahoe East Shore Trail between Memorial Point and Sand Harbor is closed, but Sand Harbor State Park and the Tunnel Creek to Memorial Point segment of the Tahoe East Shore Trail remain open.

Sand Harbor is open daily at 8 a.m. until one hour after sunset, but the visitor center and gift shop remain closed. The boat ramp and restaurant have yet to open for the season, and an opening date has not yet been set.

Parking along Highway 28 near Sand Harbor, as well as walk-ins, are still prohibited.

NSP requests visitors to state parks practice responsible recreation, including separating oneself and honoring the social distance of others, avoiding crowded areas such as trailheads, and keeping parks and facilities clean by following the principles of Leave No Trace. 

All annual permits that were set to expire during the state of emergency will be extended for 90 days. Please visit parks.nv.gov for updates.

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