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.
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Aerial view of Burton Creek State Park
- 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.
The park is located in Tahoe city on the outskirts of Tahoe City in the Lake Tahoe area of California.