Your local State Parks part 4: Marlette-Hobart backcountry

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. – Alpine forests dotted with pristine-like meadows, deep blue waters, beautiful mountain views and non-motorized roads attract outdoor enthusiasts to Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park’s Marlette-Hobart backcountry.

Managed to preserve the ecological and recreational attributes, the park is enjoyed year-round with activities, including: camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing of Marlette-Hobart, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

The Spooner Outdoor Company provides a number of recreational activities.  In the summer, the full-service Flume Trail Bikes rents mountain bikes and offers shuttle service.  During the winter, the Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Company grooms trails, rents snowshoes and cross country skis and offers lessons. Two, Scandinavian-style private log cabins are available for rent year-round. For rates and amenities, call 775-749-5349 or visit  www.theflumetrail.com.

Free camping is available and permitted only in the three developed campgrounds —  Marlette Peak, Hobart and North Canyon. Campgrounds include four to five sites with a toilet, fire rings and bear-resistant food and storage boxes.

Hunting is permitted under the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s regulations and State Park’s authority.  For hunting areas within the park, please call for a map. 775-831-0494. For information regarding regulations, visit: http://www.ndow.org/hunt/

The Marlette-Hobart backcountry is a favorite among anglers, and a Nevada fishing license is required.  All three fishing areas — Spooner Lake, Hobart reservoir and Marlette Lake — vary in seasons, limits and fishing types. During fishing season, they are open from one hour before sunrise to two hours after sunset.  At Spooner Lake, the season is open to fishing year-round. The limit is five fish and bait is allowed. Hobart reservoir’s season is open May 1 through September 30 with a limit of five trout where only one may be longer than fourteen inches. Only artificial lures with single barbless hooks are permitted. Marlette Lake’s season lasts from July 14 through September 30 where only catch and release fishing is permitted and only artificial lures with single barbless hooks may be used.  For more information visit: http://www.ndow.org/fish/

Trash receptacles are not available and all garbage packed in should also be packed out.

For more information contact:
Marlette-Hobart Backcountry
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
P.O. Box 8867, Incline Village, Nevada 89452
Phone: (775) 831-0494
[email protected]

What is a State Park?

National Parks, State Parks and City Parks share similar purposes. They emphasize preservation of scenic areas or of historic significance.  National parks preserve areas of national interest and State Parks preserve areas of state interest and so on. The Nevada Division of State Parks is under the jurisdiction of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Division “preserves areas of scenic, historic and scientific significance in Nevada.”

Jamie Roice is a graduate student studying Interactive Environmental Journalism at the University of Nevada.  Currently, she is interning with the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and ThisisReno.com. Each week a State Park will be highlighted with an article and multimedia to gain attention to Nevada’s State Parks. 

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