Thursday, June 3, 2010

Upper Truckee Marsh of South Lake Tahoe

The Upper Truckee Marsh of South Lake Tahoe, California, is a small wetland area, located where Trout Creek and the Upper Truckee River flow into Lake Tahoe. The Truckee River continues from the northwest shore of the lake in Tahoe City via the Californian town of Truckee to Reno/Sparks and finally flows into Pyramid Lake, Nevada.

There are no designated trails, but narrow trails can be found in parts of the wetland and the surrounding forest belt.

The Upper Truckee Marsh ecosystem is managed by the California Tahoe Conservancy. Unique populations of plant and animal life in this fragile environment deserve to be protected by and for local residents and visitors.

Walking there, biking there
The Upper Truckee Marsh is located north of Lake-Tahoe Boulevard between Al Tahoe and Tahoe Keys. It is surrounded by patches of pine forest, a harbor and residential areas from where it can be accessed at different points such as the corner at which Macinaw Road, Springwood Drive and Rubicon Trail intersect. The South Lake Tahoe Bike Trail is passing by here.

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