Updated Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26, 2021
Leaf alert! Colors are popping right now and we are having an unusually warm, beautiful fall so far. This weekend is forecast to be warm and sunny, with 70 degree temps and calm breezes - perfect for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, or trail running. Want to get off the beaten path? Discover Truckee hidden gems in our blog, fall hikes you've never heard of.
Red Flag Warning in effect Monday, September 27 at 12am to Tuesday, September 28 at 5am.
Air Quality, Weather, Webcams
View Weather Page for 18 live cams, eight air quality readings, and smoke + forecast links.
Indoor Recreation & Things to Do
Looking for indoor activities? Truckee offers world class fitness centers, over 12,000 sqft of indoor rock climbing, museums, a local independent bookstore, vinyl record shop and much more. Read our recent blog for all the details: Indoor Recreation & Things to Do.
Guides to Power Outages, Wildfire Season, Emergency Preparedness, and Lake Tahoe
These informative guides help visitors and residents be prepared during wildfire season. Know before you go.
- Visitor's Guide to Power Outages
- Visitor’s Guide to Wildfire Season
- Tahoe Donner Association Guide to Evacuations & Emergency Preparedness
- North Lake Tahoe Annual Visitor Guide
Caldor Fire Update
Wildfire Maps: Location, Size, Perimeter, Containment
We like to use these interactive wildfire maps to see fire location, size, perimeter, and percent containment. Percent containment indicates how much the fire is controlled. For example, 50% containment means that firefighters were able to establish a control line around 50% of the fire, a physical barrier preventing wildfire spread.
- National Interagency Fire Center Map
- CAL FIRE Incident Map
- InciWeb Map
- US Fire Activity Web Map on ArcGIS
Red Flag Warning: in effect Monday, September 27 at 12am to Tuesday, September 28 at 5am
A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert, issued by the National Weather Service when weather events within 24 hrs may result in extreme fire behavior. Take extreme caution to prevent sparks. NO OPEN FLAMES from any type of fire source - NO gas, wood, charcoal or smoking.
- Check if a Red Flag Warning is in effect for Truckee, California (NOAA)
- View region-wide map of Red Flag Warnings (NOAA)
- Learn more about Red Flag Warnings (Truckee Fire)
- Understanding Wildfire Warnings, Watches and Behavior (NOAA)
Fire Weather Watch: Not in Effect
A Fire Weather Watch is issued by the National Weather Service before a Red Flag Warning, when weather conditions (low humidity, gusty winds, dry lightning) in the next 12-72 hours could lead to extreme fire behavior. It's a heads up to get prepared ahead of possible fire conditions.
Truckee & Donner Summit Residential Areas
- NO WOOD OR CHARCOAL FIRES
- During Red Flag Warning, NO OPEN FLAMES of any kind are permitted, including gas. No wood, charcoal, gas, or smoking.
- View Truckee & Donner Summit fire restrictions
Donner Memorial State Park
- NO WOOD OR CHARCOAL FIRES
- Campground closed for the season.
- View Donner Memorial State Park fire restrictions
Tahoe National Forest
- NO WOOD OR CHARCOAL FIRES
- California Campfire Permit REQUIRED to use portable gas stoves or grills.
- View Tahoe National Forest fire restrictions
Sign Up For Emergency Alerts
Get notified via text, email or phone of emergency events, including evacuation orders and warnings, by the Truckee Fire Protection District, Truckee Police, and Nevada County. Sign up here.
Know Your Evacuation Zone
Enter the address of your lodging or residence in Zonehaven (Truckee, Nevada County Evacuation Zones) to locate your evacuation zone, and see its status. Use Nevada County's Evacuation Zone page to understand evacuation zones and evacuation status level.
Listen for Evacuation Sirens
When you hear this Hi/Lo siren, it's time to GO - evacuate immediately.
Dial 2-1-1 for NON Emergencies
211 Connecting Point is a resource and information hub servicing Truckee-Tahoe through a searchable web page and 24/7 local call center. Call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator about road conditions & closures, fire preparedness, emergency shelters and more.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Social Media Updates
- Nevada County Office of Emergency Services - Twitter
- Nevada County Sheriff's Office - Twitter
- Placer County Sheriff's Office - Twitter
- Truckee Fire - Twitter
- USFS Tahoe National Forest - Twitter
- National Weather Service Reno - Twitter
- Town of Truckee - Facebook
- Nevada County, CA - Facebook
- Truckee Fire Protection District - Facebook
- Truckee Police - Facebook
Face Coverings Required
Nevada County's amended mask mandate requires individuals to wear face coverings indoors and outdoors in crowded settings regardless of vaccination status.
Trail Maps, Updates and Closures
Check out our Maps, Trails, Access page for maps of scenic paved paths and dirt trails. Find out where to buy a trail map at Truckee outdoor sports shops and the best smartphone apps for the area.
Forest Closures in the Lake Tahoe Basin: Due to the Caldor Fire, Eldorado National Forest and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit are temporarily closed. Learn more about the closures and find open Lake Tahoe trails at takecaretahoe.org/forest-closures/
SPI Public Access Closure: Due to drought conditions and wildfire risk, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has closed public access to their private forestlands in the Martis and Coldstream Canyon areas. View maps of the closed areas on Trailforks: Martis Public Access Closure and Coldstream Canyon Public Access Closure.
Road Closures & Construction Updates
Donner Pass Road Construction: A road rehabilitation project is underway to widen Donner Pass Road, enhance pullouts, and construct 4 foot shoulders with bike lanes in both directions for safer driving and biking. The next phase of work on Donner Pass Road is set to begin. The road will be closed from the east side of Donner Summit to the Truckee Town limits around the clock Monday through Friday, Sept. 14 - Oct. 15, 2021. Learn more.
Soda Springs Road Bridge Construction: existing bridge is being replaced with a wider bridge that meets current standards and provides additional width for pedestrians. Completion expected Fall 2021. Learn more.
South Lake Tahoe Road Closures: Some road closures remain in effect in the South Lake region due to the Caldor Fire. For California road status, view Caltrans QuickMap (tip: use QuickMap options button to show lane closures and full closures). For Nevada road status, use 511 Nevada Interactive Map.
Take the Truckee-Tahoe Traveler Responsibility Pledge & Win!
Become a responsible traveler and learn how you can help protect Truckee-Tahoe. Take the pledge and you'll be entered into a weekly giveaway for a custom Leave No Trace Deuter Dirtbag.
Ways to Take Care
Thanks for remembering to have fun, share the trail, and take care of our natural environment while you enjoy the numerous outdoor activities in Truckee-Tahoe.
- How to Recreate Responsibly & Leave No Trace
- North Lake Tahoe's Know Before You Go Guide
- How to Take Care from Take Care Tahoe
Outdoor Voluntourism - Volunteer Experiences with Locals
Meet Truckee-Tahoe locals and give back. Here's a roundup of outdoor voluntourism happening in our mountain community - a travel experience you'll remember forever!