Forest Service Proposes to Replace Zephyr Cove Pier

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking for public input on the proposed replacement of the pier at Zephyr Cove Resort. The decades old pier is in need of replacement to provide a health and safety code compliant structure and to meet current building codes.

The proposed replacement pier would be approximately the same size as the current pier which is 358 feet long by 18 feet wide (including the existing fueling dock). The fueling dock would be re-used and would be connected to the new pier by gangways. Water, sewer, electrical, gas and fire department lines would be run through the new pier from existing connections on the shore. The abutment that anchors the pier to the shore would also be replaced.

Work could begin as early as this fall and would take several months to complete. The impact to residents and visitors would be minimal as construction would take place during the fall/winter months.

During the replacement of the pier, appropriate Best Management Practices and erosion control measures would be installed. Construction materials would be stored at designated staging areas and construction activities would be surrounded by fencing to deter users from entering those areas during implementation. Signs would be used to inform the public of construction activities and restricted areas.

Comments will be most helpful if received by Friday, August 3, 2012. For more information, contact Matt Dickinson at (530) 543-2769 or visit