Running from Fallen Leaf Lake
to Kiva Beach at Lake Tahoe is Taylor Creek.This
alpine stream is now one of Lake Tahoe's most popular
attractions. The entire area, from the underground
view stream profile chamber
to Kiva Beach, is great for kids. It gives a glimpse
through big windows into the alpine stream habitat,
as if you are under the water!
The National Forest
Service has created interpretive hiking trails throughout
the meadow where the creek approaches Lake Tahoe.
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Visitors Center
is located at the focus of these trails.
On the west side of Highway 89
the stream is a nice walking trail, and you can
go to Fallen Leaf Lake Campground. The
biggest sign you'll find is the locks controlling
from Fallen Leaf Lake. The creek is the only spawning
habitat for Tahoe's Kokanee Salmon, a landlocked
version of the Sockeye. The fish are very successful
here, to the point that the area is used to produce
fry to stock other California lakes. Every year (beginning
of October), the Forest Service plays host to the
Kokanee Festival to educate and celebrate the spawning
More About Fishing on the Nevada Side...
Cast your line at a close-by urban pond or venture out to any one of Nevada's remote and- beautiful fishing holes. Chances are, you'll get hooked. Nevada Department of Wildlife has a great site for fish stocking information, new information on hunt units, and changes in boating laws.
Sno-Parks and Sledding Tubing Hills
Sno-Parks > South Lake Tahoe
South Shore Sledding: Across from the South Lake Tahoe airport
on Highway 50 south of the "Y". You can't miss it. However, parking
is limited, and you can't park on the highway. Bring your own sled, since
this is not a commercial hill.
Echo Summit Sno-Park
Hwy. 50 at Echo Summit on the South side of roadway
This snow park location is a former ski area and is a popular
tubing hill. There are 3 hillsto choose from. (No lift.)
Hansen's Resort (530) 544-3361
1360 Ski Run Blvd.
trails with banked turns. Equipment is
Heavenly Ski Resort
Top of the Heavenly Gondola
Adventure Peak Play Area.
tubing, sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
and boarders can spend the day at Heavenly while other family
and friends play at the snow park.
Highway 50 East of Echo Summit
on Highway 50
A very fun Tahoe tubing
hill with a lift system.
Great for non-skiers who want fun in the snow.
There's a deck with tables where you can also view
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena
1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Fabulous 37,000 sq.
ft. indoor official NHL ice arena in South
pro shop and rentals and
Taylor Creek Sno-Park
Hwy. 89 north of Camp Richarson
A Little Kids and beginners hill. Lots
Sno-Parks > North
Corner of Hwy. 50
and Hwy. 28
Big popular hill! The large sledding
and tubing hill ison
the southwest corner of Highways 50 and 28. Bring
your own sled, since this is not a commercial hill.
(A Few Warnings: Do not park on the highway interchange,
where you will get a ticket! And, please be especially
careful when driving in this area, which is the scene
of many high-speed accidents.) Access to parking
is from Highway 28. You will need to bring your own
Snow Park at Boreal
I-80 about a half hour up the hill from Lake Tahoe,
this park is great for all ages.
Includes groomed sledding lanes, outdoor (portable)
bathrooms and sleds/saucers are provided.
from 10am to 4pm during the winter season, conditions
Ski Area play area
Tahoe City, CA
resort has an area for saucers
only. Rentals are available. There is a fee.
North Tahoe Regional Park
To find this sledding and tubing park, go to the end
of National Ave, Tahoe Vista, CA
parking fee at the North Tahoe Regional Park. Sled
rentals are available. Restrooms. Dogs are OK when
at Tahoe Saucer Hill
Includes a tow rope. Saucers can be rented here. Day
Springs just off I-80
This Snow tube area is the first thing you see when
you exit the freeway and it includes a tow rope
and groomed runs with banked turns.
Harrah's Family Fun Center -
Check out the new Roadrunners virtual reality motorcycle
race. It is one of the many virtual reality games
in the Family Fun Center. The kids will love the
new indoor playground equipment. They can enjoy
two levels of slides, ball pools, climbing areas,
lots of games of skill and the latest, coolest
and the most "RAD" video and pinball
games ever. Ski, racecars and motorcycles, compete
with friends and family at dozens of enjoyable
and exciting games. And anyone can win points that
can be redeemed for lots of awesome stuff. The
new Family Fun Center is a safe, well-lit, non-smoking
and alcohol free environment. Birthday Parties
are also available.
Harveys Virtual Forest Arcade -
A fun, exciting environment for "kids" of
all ages! You'll marvel at our variety of the newest
technology in video and redemption games. Come and
ski down alpine slopes, race Daytona cars, wrestle
WWF stars or try your skill on redemption games and
win plenty of tickets for prizes. Feel the "G" Forces
while being a jet pilot or riding the roller coaster
or bobsled in the Orbitron, our one-of-a-kind motion
simulator. Whether you like battling bad guys, having
a shootout with Maddog or riding motorcycles -- if
you like fun -- there's something for you! Hours:
10 AM - 10 PM, Sunday thru Thursday; 10 AM - 1 AM,
Friday and Saturday.
South Lake Tahoe / Stateline, NV also has a movie
theater located at the Horizon Casino.
Ice Skating > South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Village Ice Skating Rink
Hwy. 50 neart he Casinos
Ideally located in the Heavenly Village South Lake Tahoe,
this ice skating rink is perfect for the entire family. Kids can ice skate
while parents enjoy
boutique shopping. The Heavenly Village offers shops, restuarants,
arcade, laser tag and movie theatre.
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena
1176 Rufus Allen Blvd.
South Tahoe Ice Arena is a complete full service ice skating
facility. Here you will find a regulation NHL size sheet of ice, locker rooms,
arcade and party rooms. This public facility offers ice skating and hockey
lessons as well as public skate sessions.
Village Ice Rink at Kirkwood
(209) 258-6000 Located off Hwy. 88 Located at the Kirkwood Ski Resort
This ice rink is open daily
the winter, weather permitting, from Noon until 6 pm on Saturdays and Holidays,
and mid-week from 2pm until 5pm.
Ice Skating > North Lake Tahoe
Olympic Ice Pavilion
Olympic Valley - Squaw Valley
This 100' x 200' Olympic Ice Pavilion overlooks
Lake Tahoe and is at the top of the Cable Car at High Camp Bath
daily from 11am to 9pm.
Resort at Squaw Creek
(530) 583-6300 Olympic Valley - Squaw Valley
This outdoor ice skating rink is located in the beautiful
Squaw Vallen and provides fun for the entire family. Open
Yes, you can reserve it for large groups. Open from 9am
More ideas for children's activities at Lake Tahoe...
In South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Trout Farm offers free admission,
for catches only. Sawmill Pond is a fishing hole for children only, located
on Lake Tahoe Boulevard at Sawmill Road.
The U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center, located on Highway 89
three miles north of South Lake Tahoe, offers a variety of activities, many
children. Self-guided trails and a stream profile chamber are near the
Center, and a program
called "Woodsy Rangers" is presented each day for the children.
The Visitors Center is open from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm during the summer months.
Tennis courts are at Caesars Tahoe & Harveys and at the Intermediate
School, located at Highway 50 and Lyons Avenue (hours 7 am to 10 pm. Doubles
$1.75, singles $1.25. Juniors and Seniors $.75 per hour). Call ahead
Peddle along Tahoe's many bike paths - a good outing for the whole
family. If you left your own bikes behind, many local shops rent them, along
child seats, including Anderson's Bike Rental on Emerald Bay Road, Lakeview
on Highway 50 near Regan Beach, and Sierra Cycle Works, on Highway 50
near Safeway in South Lake Tahoe.
A tram ride is exciting! Squaw Valley's tram can whisk you and
your little ones up to the 8200 feet High Camp, where you can gaze out over
at the High
Camp restaurants. On the South Shore, Heavenly's tram carries you on
a mile-long excursion up to 8250 feet, where you can grab some munchies
the Top of
the Tram. It's here you'll enjoy some of the most breathtaking views
of majestic Lake Tahoe and the Sierras.
Children of all ages enjoy leaning over Fanny Bridge at the Tahoe
City "Y" and
spotting the giant trout in the water there. Take some bread and
feed the fish.
Magic Carpet Miniature Golf, is located on Highway 50 (toward
2455 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (530) 541-3787 , 66 holes in all, a 28-hole course and
two 19-hole courses, plus a good size arcade. Cost varies according to course
and time played. Hours are 10AM to 10PM, weather permitting.
Lake Tahoe Amusement Park is next to Magic Carpet
in South Lake Tahoe.
11 am to 10
pm, $1.00 buys a ride on every attraction except the Giant Slide
and Bumper Cars. The slide is $1.50 for 20 minutes. (530) 541-1300.
Horseback riding is fun at
Camp Richardson Stables, located on Highway 89. Breakfast and steak
include a delicious
meal on the shores of Fallen Leaf lake. Fun for the
entire family. Cost of the trail ride was $16.00 last we heard.
The breakfast ride was $28.50,
2.5 hours. The 3-hour dinner ride was $29.50. Children must be
6 years old to ride. Guided tours for children available. Parents
must sign a consent form. Reservations required. Call ahead.
Horseback riding at Zephyr Cove Stables, open from 9 am to
6 pm, is located on Highway 50 just past the M.S. Dixie II boat dock. Guided
U.S. Forest Service
lands. Children must be at least 7 years of age.
City of South Lake Tahoe's Parks and Recreation
Department is a good source of inexpensive activities organized
for children., such as Youth Summer Day Hikes that introduce
your child to practical outdoor skills while having
fun. Call South Lake Tahoe (530) 542-6055 or Douglas County
on the South Shore
are: Nevada Beach, El Dorado Beach, Regan Beach, Pope Beach,
Kiva Beach and Baldwin Beach. There are paddleboat, jet ski
rentals available at
area marinas including Camp Richardson Anchorage Marina,
off Emerald Bay Road, Ski Run Marina, just off Highway 50 at the
lake end of
Ski Run Boulevard,
Cove Marina, behind the Timber Cove Lodge on Highway 50,
Zephyr Cove Marina, four miles past the casinos on the Nevada
Tahoe Bowl bowling is open from
2 to 11 pm, located on Fremont Avenue in South Lake Tahoe.
Tessie's Lake Tahoe
Monster Museum and Toy Shop is located at Kings Beach,
and it features a
video arcade, snack
and free admission into the museum.
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