The USDA Forest Service issues California campfire permits including those for the Lake Tahoe basin. This permit is issued to a responsible person, is good for the calendar year and can be obtained in person at one of the USDA offices or online after taking a quiz. You can also obtain a campfire permit at any Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection office, Bureau of Land Management office or Forest Service office.
To take the Forest Service quiz and then download and print your permit, go to the following web address:
You can also obtain additional information on the USDA site including general fire alerts, camping permit information and more. Information presented on this WWW page is considered public information and is provided as a public service by the USDA Forest Service and TahoesBest.com.