Angora Fire closes Emerald Bay State Park |

Angora Fire closes Emerald Bay State Park

Emerald Bay State Park shut down Wednesday after the Angora Fire jumped defense lines and forced officials to close Highway 89 near Vikingsholm at South Lake Tahoe.

“While the park is not being directly threatened by fire now, high winds could change that quickly,” said Scott Wassmund, the acting northern division chief for the California Parks and Recreation Department. “People need to know that, with the falling ash and heavy smoke in the area, conditions are less than ideal for a vacation along this section of the lake at this time.”

Campers with reservations at the park can get full refunds or move to either D.L. Bliss State Park or Sugar Pine Point State Park. Both parks are along Highway 89, north of Emerald Bay. Reservation holders can call (800) 695-2269 for more information.

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