64 Acres Beach is a popular and scenic beach on National Forest land near downtown Tahoe City. The 64 Acres recreation site extends across State Route 89 and includes access to the Truckee River. On the lake side, there is a small parking area and walk-path leading to picnic tables near the beach and portable toilets. On the river side, there is a paved walkway to the river's edge for non-motorized canoe, kayak and raft launching. The site also includes picnic tables and portable public restrooms.
No gates; open year-round. Not plowed in winter. The parking lot on the lake side is a small lot directly off State Route 89. The parking lot for the river side is west of State Route 89; follow the signs for the Transit Center and 64 Acres Recreation Site. Please stay on paved surfaces and do not park on vegetation.
The beach is managed by a concessionaire under a US Forest Service special use permit.
GRILLS: The Forest Service recommends the use of portable gas grills instead of charcoal. This reduces the risk of fires from hot coals and helps keep the beaches clean from ashes.
KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:
VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.
SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!
PET OWNERS: Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet's privilege to share the beach!
BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat - completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.
FISHING: Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Visit one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing sites to learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.
THE COAST GUARD AT TAHOE: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency and give the name of this beach!
SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LAKE TAHOE - BUY OR RENEW A LAKE TAHOE LICENSE PLATE: Over 96% of the funds from Lake Tahoe license plate purchase and renewal fees support lake access, hiking and biking trails, and other important projects in the Lake Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe plates start at $50 in CA and $61 in NV in addition to your usual annual registration fees. Visit www.tahoefund.org or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.
The 64 Acres Recreation Site remains open during construction on the new bridge over State Route 89.