Placer seeks public input on draft Truckee River Recreational Access Plan, meeting set for Oct. 18

Published on October 12, 2017

Placer County is seeking public input to develop its Truckee River Recreational Access Plan, outlining proposed recreation and public lands access improvements along the Truckee River between Truckee and Squaw Valley.

A community meeting will be held Oct. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Truckee Ranger District conference room, 10811 Stockrest Springs Road in Truckee.

Through the plan, Placer County - working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Town of Truckee, Truckee River Watershed Council and nearby property owners - hopes to improve recreational access along the river, environmental restoration, parking and trailheads access, alternative transportation connections and the potential connectivity of Forest Service campgrounds along state Route 89 to facilitate access to public lands.

The county will also seek the community’s input on the possibility of a continuous trail along this reach of the river, which would complete a large part of the proposed Resort Triangle Trail network connecting Truckee with major resorts in Placer County and eventually Lake Tahoe itself.

The Oct. 18 meeting is an early opportunity for the community to shape the direction of the plan, with more public meetings to follow as development of a draft plan continues. The county will also solicit feedback through an online survey, set to launch Oct. 18.

The final plan is scheduled for completion in late 2018, with consideration by the county Board of Supervisors to follow.

***A previous version of this news release included a link to an out-of-date report with incorrect information, omitted from this version.