Parks/Beaches - Places to Go in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe parks and beaches are a great place to spend warm summer days, or take beautiful walks in the snow. Find your peace at one of the many Lake Tahoe beaches and parks listed below.

Please note that based on varying water levels on Lake Tahoe, beach sizes and water levels can impact the availability of some of the beaches and boat launch facilities.

Hotels Tahoe's Best Travel Info

North Shore Parks and Beaches

64 Acres Park

  • Just south of the "Y" in Tahoe City, Hwy 89
  • This park offers parking for bike trails and Truckee River access.

Chambers Beach

  • One mile south of Homewood on Hwy. 89
  • It is perfect for sunbathers, swimming, and picnicking. Access is limited to foot or bicycle traffic only, no public parking is available.

Commons Beach Park

  • Four-acre park located in downtown Tahoe City, on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
  • Popular for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking, it includes two children's playgrounds located within a large lakefront lawn area. Rest Rooms & BBQ Grills also available.
  • During the summer stop by every Wednesday at dusk and see a free movie!
  • Free Summer Music Concert Series on Sundays at 4 PM
  • Farmers Market on Thursdays during the summer from 8 AM 1 PM

Coon Street Boat Launch and Picnic Area

  • East end of Kings Beach, Coon Street
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and BBQ Grills
  • Boat launch, (fee) parking (fee), dog beach
  • Farmers Market on Tuesdays during the summer from 8 AM 1 PM

Kilner Park

  • 3.5 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy. 89
  • Has a children's playground, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. Kilner Park has walking and biking trails, picnic tables, a group picnic area, and restrooms.
  • Wooded 7 acre park

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

  • Center of Kings Beach, off Hwy 28
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills and Playgrounds
  • long, wide beach, fairs, parking (fee)
  • North Tahoe Watersports provides parasailing, jet ski, kayak and water bike rentals.

Lake Forest Beach Park

  • Located at the end of Bristlecone Avenue in Lake Forest, one mile East of Tahoe City
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills and Playgrounds
  • This park is a popular spot for swimming, sightseeing, bird watching, picnicking, and wind surfing with boat launch nearby (limited parking).

Moondunes Beach

  • Near Pino Grande Avenue, Tahoe Vista
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms and Picnic Area
  • 600' sunbathing & swimming beach

North Tahoe Beach

  • At the intersection of Hwy 28 and Hwy 267, Kings Beach
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills and Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Group picnic shelter available for rental, contact the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, 530-581-6900.
  • Summer Tourist Information Center

Patton Beach/Carnelian Bay Beach

  • Hwy 28 in Carnelian Bay
  • Featuring: Seasonal Rest Rooms, Picnic tables
  • Small building with full kitchen and outside deck available for rental from North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, 530-581-6900
  • Rocky Beach

Pomin Park

  • Located adjacent to the Lake Forest Campground and Boat Ramp
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and Playgrounds
  • Pomin Park boasts a large athletic field. Limited parking.

Sand Harbor

  • South of Incline Village, NV
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Lifeguards and Boat Launch
  • Parking Fee

Sandy Beach

  • Hwy 28 in Tahoe Vista
  • Campsites across highway

Secline Beach

  • End of Secline Street, Kings Beach
  • Featuring: Picnic Area and BBQ Grills

Skylandia Park & Beach

  • 24 acre park located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City, Hwy 28
  • Skylandia Park provides bike trails, hiking trails and picnicking facilities.
  • The park also features a beach, pier, and swimming.

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

  • Hwy 28 and National Avenue, Tahoe Vista
  • Featuring: restrooms, picnic tables, boat launch (fee)
  • Extremely limited parking until construction of new parking lot is completed, suggest walk, bike, the Tahoe Trolley or TART
  • Designated stop on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail
  • Tahoe Bungy providing Bungy fun for all ages
  • Tahoe Adventure Company providing kayak rentals and guided tours, hiking/biking tours.

Restaurants Tahoe's Best Travel Info

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North Shore (NV) / Incline & Crystal Bay

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Cutthroat's Saloon Lake Tahoe Restaurant Serves Food And Drinks Until 6:30am Daily

Address: 111 Country Club Drive Incline Village, NV 89451
North Shore (NV) / Incline & Crystal Bay

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Lone Eagle Grille Tahoe Restaurant Delivers Fantastic Views, Fine Dining

Address: 111 Country Club Dr Incline Village, NV 89451
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Sierra Cafe at the Hyatt Regency Tahoe Offers Both A La Carte And Buffet Dining

Address: 111 Country Club Drive Incline Village, NV 89451

West Shore Parks and Beaches

D. L. Bliss State Park

  • Hwy 89, South of Meeks Bay
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and BBQ Grills, Trails, Camping and Beach
  • Admission Fee

Elizabeth Williams Park

  • North of Kaspian Campground on Hwy. 89
  • Longtime favorite of fisherman.

Emerald Bay

  • Hwy 89, South of Meeks Bay
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, Trails and Vikingsholm Castle

Kaspian Rec. Area

  • Hwy 89, South of Sunnyside
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and BBQ Grills, Dogs Allowed
  • Campsites across highway

Meeks Bay Resort and Marina

  • 7941 Emerald Bay Road, Tahoma
  • A Full Service Resort & Marina

Sugar Pine Point

  • Hwy 89, just South of Tahoma
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Pier and Ehrman Mansion
  • Parking Fee

South Shore Parks and Beaches

Baldwin Beach

  • Hwy 89, 4 miles North of South Lake Tahoe "Y" Hwy 89/50 Junction
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and BBQ Grills
  • Admission fee $3.00, no dogs allowed

Camp Richardson Beach

  • Hwy 89, 2 miles North of South Lake Tahoe "Y"
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Boat Rentals, Food and Playgrounds
  • Parking fees

Connolly Beach

  • Hwy 50 at Timber Cove Lodge
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and Boat Launch at nearby Marina
  • No Lifeguards

El Dorado Beach

  • Between Rufus Allen & Lakeview
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills and Playgrounds
  • Boat launch subject to lake level, no lifeguards

Emerald Bay Beach

  • Base of Emerald Bay, North of Camp Richardson, Hwy 89
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, One Mile Hike, Scenic, Pier and Vikingsholm Castle

Fallen Leaf Lake

  • Fallen Leaf Lake Road, off Hwy 89
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Boat Launch and Fallen Leaf Lake Lodge

Kiva Beach

  • Hwy 89 - 2 miles North of Hwy 89/50 Junction
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Dogs Allowed

Nevada Beach

  • Elk Point Road near Round Hill/Hwy 50
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills and Boat in at South end
  • No dogs allowed

Pope Beach

  • Hwy 89, 2 miles North of South Lake Tahoe "Y"
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and BBQ Grills
  • Admission fee $3.00, no dogs allowed

Regan Beach

  • West of Hwy 50 at Lakeview & Sac.
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and Playgrounds
  • No dogs, fires or alcohol allowed

Tallac Picnic Area

  • Hwy 89, 2 miles North of South Lake Tahoe "Y"
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area and BBQ Grills
  • Dogs on leashes allowed

Zephyr Cove Beach

  • Hwy 50 at Zephyr Cove
  • Featuring: Rest Rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Boat Rentals, Cruises and Food
  • Parking fees

Things to Do Tahoe's Best Travel Info

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Truckee / Donner

Paddle Through Wild Water Rapids With IRIE Rafting Company Truckee!

Address: 11253 Brockway Rd., Suite 103 Truckee, CA 96161
South Shore (CA)
Helicopter tours in North and South Lake Tahoe starting at $70! No age restrictions, with 1 - 6 person capacity.
Address: 1901 Airport Road South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
North Shore (NV) / Incline & Crystal Bay

Experience an Incredible Thrill of a Lifetime Flying a Powered Hang Glider Over Lake Tahoe

Address: 2640 E. College Parkway Carson City, NV 89706