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Aerial view of Burton Creek State Park
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Aerial view of Burton Creek State Park
Description - Burton Creek State Park covers 2,000 acres of land on the outskirts of Tahoe City. Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking and cross-country skiing.

Attractions - Burton Creek State Park covers 2,000 acres of land on the outskirts of Tahoe City. Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking and cross-country skiing.

Recreation - The area has trails for biking and hiking. Cross country skiing is also available on six miles of unpaved roadway.

Climate - The High Sierra generally experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation. This precipitation falls mainly from October through April. At higher elevations, it comes mostly in the form of snow. A snowpack from 5-10 feet or more is usually present from December to May at elevations above 6,500 feet. Winter temperatures below zero and summer temperatures above 100 degrees indicate the normal seasonal spread. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce spectacular thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.

Location - The park is located in Tahoe city on the outskirts of Tahoe City in the Lake Tahoe area of California.


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Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My girlfriend and I hiked the Burton Creek loop on Memorial Day weekend. We followed Tom Stienstra's directions to park near the high school and entered on the spur trail. It was a very enjoyable walk in the woods. We didn't meet any other hikers, and only a handful of mountain bikers. Two and one half hours for the whole loop. We walked it counterclockwise, which leaves a butt-kicker climb in the last half mile. I'd love to do it again on snowshoes.


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Contact Information:
Sierra District Headquaters, P.O. Box 266, 7360 West Lake Boulevard , Tahoma, CA, 96142-0266, Phone: 530-525-7232, Fax: 530-525-6730

Additional Information:
High Sierra State Parks and Recreation Areas - The High Sierra Region, located in central California, stretches westward from Nevada to Yosemite National Park. Lake Tahoe, eight state parks, two state historic parks, three state recreational areas, and a state reserve.
Lake Tahoe Region - Lake Tahoe lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the California-Nevada state line. It is one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in the United States, offering almost endless recreation opportunities.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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