Sunrise to Sunset
No Motorized Vehicles
allowed in the park
Burton Creek State Park
Land Exchange Between California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy: Dollar Property/Burton Creek State Park and State-owned Urban Lots in the Rubicon Subdivision
The Dollar Property and Rubicon exchange is part of a larger comprehensive effort to consolidate ownerships in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Many of these Conservancy properties were originally acquired with the purpose of transferring them to State Parks.
The 2012/13 California Budget Act, Stats 2012, Section 21 (the Budget Act), contains language directing the California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) and California State Parks (State Parks), to execute an agreement to consolidate and exchange state lands and to share personnel, facilities and other resources to more effectively manage state-owned lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Here is more information;
- California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy Land Exchange, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Burton Creek General Plan Summary
- Road and Intersection Map
- Rubicon Trail Map
- Dollar Parcel Trail Map
- Public Informational Meeting Information, Dec. 3, 2014
Burton Creek State Park
Burton Creek State Park is located on the outskirts of Tahoe City.
Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
The terrain is mountainous and uneven and explores the south facing slopes of the north shore of the Tahoe Basin.
There is a variety of conifers and shrubs, and opportunities for wildlife and bird watching.
Spring time offers many wildflowers to see, and in the fall the cottonwoods change color.
In the winter, the trails are open for cross-country skiing. For more information please contact Tahoe XC.
Water, restrooms, and other services are not available.
Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the park.
- Tahoe City Public Utility District (Burton Creek ski trails and instruction)
Location - Directions
Burton Creek State Park is located on the northeast side of Tahoe City.
Please review the park brochure for access areas.
Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing
Summer temperatures range from about 75 degrees during the day to the low 40s at night, and winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees. The high sierra weather is varied and can change abruptly. It is recommended to bring layered clothing and check weather updates.