Burton Creek Island
Park Map of Burton Creek Island State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Burton Creek State Park Hwy 28 North Shore Lake Tahoe • Tahoe City, CA 96145 • (530) 525-7232 Burton Creek State Park is a 2,000-acre undeveloped park open for day use only. Summer temperatures range from the mid-70s during the day to the low 40s at night, and winter temperatures range from 40 to 20 degrees. Excellent scenic vistas make for an enjoyable recreational experience at Burton Creek. Six miles of trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trail system throughout the park ties into several other popular routes, including the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Fiberboard Freeway. Access to the park is limited. Two sections of the park are classified as State Natural Preserves, granting them special protection status. The preserves were established to preserve a Sierra mountain meadow and a riparian forest. They also help to improve the quality of waters flowing into Lake Tahoe and provide habitat types that are limited in the Tahoe basin but are needed by a wide variety of species. Please contact us if you have any questions. Enjoy your visit! PARK HOURS The park is open from sunrise to sunset. MOTORIZED VEHICLES No motorized vehicles are allowed in the park. This includes autos, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. VEHICLE PARKING Because there is no motorized vehicle access into the park, please park outside the gates. Be kind to our neighbors. Do not park on private property. DOGS Dogs are permitted only on roads in Burton Creek State Park; dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. HIKERS AND MOUNTAIN BIKES Use only marked trails and roads to reduce erosion. Please do not use or create “wildcat” trails. FIRES AND FIREWOOD Fires are not allowed in Burton Creek State Park. Do not gather any dead or downed wood in the park. The nutrients must be allowed to recycle back into the ecosystem. For Emergencies Dial © 2008 California State Parks 9-1-1. NATURAL AND CULTURAL FEATURES Natural scenery and animal life are protected by law from human disturbance of any kind. DO NOT FEED PARK WILDLIFE For your safety and their health, do not feed the wildlife; they can be aggressive and dangerous, and may carry disease. OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS Overnight camping is not permitted in Burton Creek State Park. Accommodations are available at nearby motels and hotels as well as at Tahoe State Recreation Area, which has camping available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. NEARBY STATE PARKS • Tahoe State Recreation Area, .25 miles east of Tahoe City on Hwy 28 (530) 525-7232 • Ed Z’berg-Sugar Pine Point State Park, 10 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89 (530) 525-7982 • D.L. Bliss State Park, 18 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89 (530) 525-9529 Discover the many states of California.TM www.parks.ca.gov 7000 7400 660 7000 Burton Creek State Park 0.25 0 0.5 Miles 1 Kilometer 0.5 0 6800 9 6 8 0.8 700 00 70 7200 m 0. 6 00 74 7200 0.4 m 0.7 m k 0. 5 1.0 m Tahoe City Carson City 28 m 640 28 50 Lake Tahoe 28 D A G 89 A Dr 660 V 6400 C N pi ro Fairw ay Echo Summit 7382ft ck 0 D.L. Bliss SP Emerald Bay SP Ja Tahoe City Golf Course 28 ve ne St 28 0 Rocky Ridge Condos Tamarack Lodge st Lake re Fo Rd 28 Placer County Sheriff Shooting Range te c Village Rd 00 6600 70 Mill St ek ee m 00 Cre 15 2 0.3 267 A 50 Cr 6400 (subject to road closures) V Placerville 66 Fabian Wy m m 0 Sugar Pine Pt SP N E 700 Tahoe NF 395 3 Polaris Rd North Tahoe High School 0.4 Burton Creek SP Tahoe SRA n 89 rto 00 Truckee 6 Water Tank 19 idge Rd 80 72 80 Donner Summit 7239ft 0. 1 d nR ) tio er Dr k o un Pr f B F o r e s t ff o (o 20 Toiyabe NF Bu Tahoe NF 89 RENO 6600 0.6 m 13 14 ay 00 yR ck Ro 10 Mi m 66 m 5 5 10 15 Km 0 0.9 0 S I E R R A 0 0.9 12 icles OK ) ( Veh ess Acc Fib er b o a r d w 7 NATURAL 00 0 68 e Fre CREEK PRESERVE STATE PARK m ar BURTON CREEK Water Tank D ol l BURTON 11 70 4 m 1.4 m 0.5 m 0.5 m Dam 6 0.8 m 0.3 N 5 0 70 00 72 80 0. 0 ANTONE 7 m MEADOWS NATURAL PRESERVE 0.4 m 00 0.4 m Tahoe SRA Campground Lake Tahoe Legend Highway Paved Road Unpaved Road Trail Natural Preserve St Tahoe State Recreation Area 0 Campground Locked Gate 1 - 19 Tree Intersection Markers © 2008 California State Parks Map by Eureka Cartography, Berkeley, CA