Two self-serve sandbag stations are available:

  • Next to Fire Station 36 at 9700 Oak Ave­nue Parkway
  • Behind City Hall at 50 Natoma Street.

The City offers free sandbag materials, including bags, sand, and shovels. Sandbags and sand can also be purchased at most major hardware or home improvement stores. Learn how to fill a sandbag and find other useful information at

South Lake Tahoe

Two self-serve sandbag stations are available Wednesday-Thursday:

  • City’s Public Works Yard located at 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd.
  • South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue Station #3 located at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

To pick-up your sandbags, proceed through the gate at 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd. and drive to the back of the lot. At the back of the lot are a large sand mound, shovels, and bags. Residents fill their own bags and transport back to their own residence. Please leave the shovels so that other residents may use and try to limit the number of bags to 10 per visit.

Access to sandbags is available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm.


Two self-serve sandbag stations are available:

  • Truckee Fire Protection District Station #92 at 11473 Donner Pass Road.
  • US Forest Service parking lot at 10811 Stockrest Springs Road off Donner Pass Road