Contact Number

  • (530) 525-7232

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • Sunrise to Sunset

    No Motorized Vehicles
    allowed in the park

Park Activities

Dogs allowed only on fire roads. To protect the integrity of the groomed Nordic ski courses, dogs not allowed on designated ski trails within the Sierra District, from Nov. 1 to May 1 annually, when snow is present.
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities


Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

The park is located on the northeast side of Tahoe City.

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.

Additional Visitor Services

  • 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.