USACE opens larger, safer parking lot at Martis Valley Trail

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
Published May 19, 2023

In coordination with Placer County and the Northstar Community Services District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a new parking lot at Martis Creek Dam and Lake on May 19.

Located directly across HWY 267 from Martis Dam Road, the new 39-space lot provides safer entry and exit for Martis Valley Trail visitors.

Minor construction activities are still underway, so some areas of the new parking lot may be blocked off from the public for visitor and worker safety. The dirt parking area currently in use will be permanently closed on June 9.

Martis Creek Lake is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe outside the town of Truckee. It was created upon the completion of Martis Creek Dam in 1972. The scenic campground has quiet, shaded, well-spaced campsites and is close to the large variety of activities offered by the Lake Tahoe-Truckee area during the summer.

If you are heading to the lake soon, please wear a life jacket. It takes an adult only about 60 seconds to drown without a life jacket. If you won’t wear it for yourself, wear it for those who love you.

Ken Wright
(916) 502-2367 (cell)

Release no. 23-021