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Lake Tahoe Beaches and Picnic Areas


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South Shore Beaches & Picnic Areas


Baldwin Beach
Hwy. 89, 4 mi. S. of "The Y"
South Lake Tahoe.
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits. Fee, No Dogs Allowed
US Forest Service (530) 573-2674

Camp Richardson
Hwy. 89, 2.5 mi. N. of "The Y", South Lake Tahoe. Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playground
Parking Fee, Boat Rentals, Food, Paved Bicycle Path & Rentals Nearby.
US Forest Service (530) 573-2674

Connolly Beach
Located on Hwy. 50 at Timber Cove Lodge
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas
Boat Launch Nearby, No Lifeguards

El Dorado Beach
Located between Rufus Allen & Lakeview
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playground
Boat Launch (depending on lake level), No Lifeguards

Emerald Bay Beach
Located at the base of Emerald Bay
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas
Trails, Pier, Vikingsholm Castle

Fallen Leaf Lake
Located on Fallen Leaf Lake Rd. off Hwy. 89
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Boat Launch, Fallen Leaf Lake Lodge

Kiva Beach
Located on Hwy. 89, 2.5 mi. N. of "The Y", South Lake Tahoe
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Dogs on Leashes Allowed
Operated by US Forest Service (530) 573-2674

Nevada Beach
Located on Elk Point Rd. near Roundhill & Hwy. 50
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
No Dogs Allowed, Boat Launch at South End
Operated by US Forest Service (530) 573-2674

Pope Beach
Located on Hwy. 89, 2 mi. N. of "The Y", South Lake Tahoe
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Fee, No Dogs Allowed
Operated by US Forest Service (530) 573-2674

Regan Beach
ElDorado Beach
Lakeview Commons Beach

Located West of Hwy. 50 at Lakeview & Sacramento
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Playground, Ampitheater
No Dogs, Fires or Alcohol Allowed
Operated by City of South Lake Tahoe (530) 542-6055

Newly remodeled and developed with ADA compliant restrooms and ampitheater added in 2012, this beach is a great place to take the whole family, including your toddlers for a lake-side swing in the playground. Bring your picnic basket, and your family will enjoy some of the best lakefront dining anywhere! You will marvel at the sweeping views from your picnic table. Plus, remember to bring along some bread crumbs for the friendly ducks and geese!


West Shore Beaches & Picnic Areas


Coast Guard Beach and Campground
This beach is near the boat ramp. To get there from Tahoe City, go East about 2 miles on Hwy. 28 and go right on Lake Forest Road. Turn at the Coast Guard sign, and curve right into the campground area. The beach will be on your left.

D.L. Bliss State Park
Located on Hwy. 89, South of Meeks Bay
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Admission Fee, Trails, Camping, Beach

Dog Beach
This beach is a little beyond Tahoe Tavern on Highway 89. It's a U.S. Forest Service beach. You and your dog are welcome. Dogs must be on leash.

Kaspian Recreation Area
Located on Hwy 89, South of Sunnyside
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Campsites Across the Highway
Operated by US Forest Service
Reservations: 800/280-2267
Information (no reservations): 530/544-5994

Meeks Bay Campground
Located 10 mi. South of Tahoe City
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Boat Launch, Sandy Beach, Fee
Reservations: (800) 280-2267
Information (not reservations): (530) 544-5994

Sugar Pine Point State Park
Located North of Meeks Bay
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Fee for Cars, Free Pier

William Kent Campground
Located on Hwy. 89 at Sunnyside
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Rocky Beach, Sunbathing
Operated by US Forest Service
Reservations: (800) 280-2267
Information (no reservations): (530) 583-3642


North Shore & Truckee Area Beaches & Picnic Areas


Agatam Beach
Located on Hwy. 28, Tahoe Vista, Agatam St.
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, 300' Beach & Lawn Area
Operated by North Tahoe Public Utility District (530) 546-7248

Coon St. Picnic Area and Beach
Located the East End of Kings Beach
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playground, Dogs Allowed - A small beach but popular place for you and your dog to play!
Operated by N. Tahoe Public Util. Dist. (530) 546-7248

Kings Beach Rec. Area
Located at the Center of Kings Beach
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playground
Operated by N. Tahoe Public Util. Dist. (530) 546-7248

Lake Forest Beach
Located 1 mi. East of Tahoe City
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Operated by Tahoe City Public Util. Dist. (530) 583-5544

Moondunes Beach
Located in Tahoe Vista near Pino Grande
Has Picnic Areas, Firepits, 600' Swimming Beach
Operated by N. Tahoe Public Util. Dist. (530) 546-7248

North Tahoe Beach Center
Located in Kings Beach
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Fee for Sauna, Clubhouse, Hot Tub, Weights

North Tahoe Marina
Located in Tahoe Vista on Hwy. 28
Has Picnic Areas, Firepits, Boat Launch
Operated by N. Tahoe Public Util. Dist. (530) 546-7248

North Tahoe Regional Park
Located in Tahoe Vista
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playgrounds
Trails, Volleyball, Softball

Patton Beach
Located on Hwy. 28 in Carnelian Bay
Has Picnic Areas, Firepits
Rocky Beach
Operated by N. Tahoe Public Util. Dist. (530) 546-7248

Sand Harbor Nevada State Park
Sand Harbor Beach
Located South of Incline Village
Has Restrooms,2 Parking Lots, Trailheads, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Cultural Events
Boat Launch, Lifeguards, Fee, Dogs Allowed - This U. S. Forest Service beach is located off of Nevada State Route 28 on the Lake’s East Shore. From the parking lots, trailheads go 1/4 mile to the beach. This beach could be the most scenic beach on the East Shore.

Secline Beach
Located at the End of Secline St., Kings Beach
Has Picnic Areas, 300' Beach
Operated by N. Tahoe Public Util. Dist. (530) 546-7248

Tahoe City Commons Beach
Located in the Center of Tahoe City
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playground
Operated by Tahoe City Public Utility Dist. (530) 583-5544

Tahoe State Recreation Area
Located next to McDonalds, Tahoe City
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
38 Campsites, Open Dawn till Dusk

Truckee Regional Park
Located on Hwy. 267, Truckee
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playground
Par Course, Baseball, Tennis

West End Beach
Located at the West End of Donner Lake, Truckee
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits, Playground
Volleyball, Tennis
Admission Fee

William B. Layton Memorial Park
Located in Tahoe City
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Rocky Shore, Grass, Gatekeepers Museum

Where are the Nude Tahoe Beaches?
You will find Tahoe's nude beaches on Nevada State Route 28 at Secret Harbor, Secret Cove and Paradise Beach. These on public land and beachgoers quiet, good stewards of the land, and nude.


East Shore Beaches & Picnic Areas


Zephyr Cove Beach
Located on Hwy. 50 at Zephyr Cove
Has Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Firepits
Parking Fee, Boat Rentals, Cruises, Food
Operated by US Forest Service (530) 573-2674


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