Important Information for Guests & Renters

Welcome to Bear Creek, one of the nicest places on the planet (or at least that is what our residents have grown to believe). Bear Creek is a community of full and part-time homeowners who enjoy the serenity of mountains and the company of one other. As a welcome guest to our community, we ask that you follow the same guidelines as our homeowners do. If you are here in the summer, please enjoy our pond and many walking paths with your family and friends. In the winter, while enjoying some of the most pristine snow in the Sierras, please make sure to follow our safety recommendations highlighted below. Before you enjoy your stay in Bear Creek, please read through this important information.

It has been prepared as your reference guide to enhance your stay in Bear Creek.

Procedures, Rules & Regulations


    • During winter, heed one-way road markers, snow-plow regulations, and emergency procedures (re: parking, road ingress and egress).
    • Speed limit is 15 mph.
    • Sledding, skiing, and snowmobiling on roads are strictly prohibited. There have been serious accidents.
    • Do not let your children build snow caves in the snow walls on the street or in your driveway. Again, there have been serious accidents.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure cars parked on your parking pad are visible to the Property Manager when he is plowing. Do not assume he can see your car covered with snow.
    • Alpine Meadows Valley historically has been susceptible to avalanches. It is recommended for your own safety that you do not venture out alone during heavy snowstorms.
    • Avoid Alpine Meadows Road during periods of avalanche danger.


    • Parking is permitted only in a garage, carport, or designated parking spaces. No boat, trailer, RV, or commercial vehicles are to be parked out in the open for more than 7 days in any calendar year. Please contact the homeowner if you have one of these vehicles and plan to stay more than 7 days.
    • It is important to note that you and your guests can only park in your designated parking areas. If you are unsure about where your parking area is, please contact the homeowner.

The Pond

  • As a renter, you must accompany and remain with any guests who would like to use the pond.
  • Be aware that there is NOT a lifeguard on duty at the pond and you may only use the pond and common areas at your own risk. Children should always be accompanied and supervised by an adult while at the pond area, and no one should swim alone.
  • Dogs may be unleashed and can swim in the pond before 11:00 am and after 6:00 pm.
  • Dogs must be on leash at the pond during the hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • At all times you are responsible for picking up after your dog.
  • All items taken to the pond must be cleaned up, brought home or disposed of at the end of your visit. Do not leave any of your items (sand toys, rafts, chairs, towels, etc.) at the pond overnight.
  • The use of the community rafts is at your own risk. They are for everyone’s enjoyment. Please share when appropriate.


  • Do not let your dog roam unsupervised in our neighborhood.
  • Please clean up after your dog on all roads, at the pond and its surrounding areas, and on all publicly maintained trails.
  • Avoid bringing your dog to the pond during 11:00 am and 6:00 pm but if you must, have your dog on a leash at all times.
  • Obey all rules around enjoying your dog at the pond (see Pond Regulations above).


    • Dial 911 for the fire, police, or life threatening emergencies.
    • Do not exceed the 15 mph speed limit in Bear Creek. Roads are narrow and children and pedestrians are frequently present. Be aware that speed bumps are installed throughout our roads during summer months.

General Home Issues

  • If you were allowed to bring your pets, please note that they must not create a nuisance for others and should be supervised when outdoors.
  • Large parties, excessively bright outdoor lighting, loud music or similar activities that interfere with the quiet enjoyment of others are prohibited.
  • If you have a home issue or concern, please call your rental agency or homeowner.
  • A garbage dumpster is located at Entrance #2 across from the maintenance building. There are also numerous garbage and recycling dumpsters at the bottom of Alpine Meadows Road, by the Alpine Meadows Water District, across the road from the overflow parking for Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
  • Do not leave any food outside without your supervision, on tables, in coolers, or in cars. It will attract bears.
  • Do not leave your garbage on the street. It will attract bears.
  • The most common bear entries to homes are through open doors and windows. Make sure your doors and windows are locked while you are gone to avoid a bear break-in, and close unattended doors and windows when you are home. In summer months, do not leave screened doors and windows unattended.
  • Do not leave food or ice chests in your car. It will attract bears.
  • If you use your barbeque, clean the grill and burn off fat to make sure it does not attract bears.

We are proud of our Bear Creek community and hope that you have a very pleasant and enjoyable stay.

Handy or Emergency Contacts

FIRE 911  
POLICE 911 or 530-581-6305  
HOSPITAL 530-587-6011 or 530-587-3541  
Tahoe Forest Hospital is located at the intersection of Pine Ave. & Donner Pass Road, Truckee

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL 530-587-3518 (General)
ROAD CONDITIONS  800-427-7623


AAA: 530-583-6967
NAC: 530-583-5502
(Tahoe City)
530-581-3015 (Lakeside Towing)

US FOREST SERVICE 530-587-3558
LIBERTY ENERGY 530-546-1700

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