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Tallac Shoreline


This beach is located on National Forest land and begins at the Camp Richardson fence and extends along the shoreline adjacent to the Tallac Historic Site, approximately one-quarter of a mile. The shoreline is narrow with a sand/soil mixture. Dogs are welcome on a leash, a picnic area is available and public bathrooms are located close to the parking lot. The shoreline shares a parking lot with the Tallac Historic Site. The Tallac Site offers a museum with free admission and tours throughout the summer. Please visit: go.usa.gov/xd3G7 and Valhalla Tahoe for more tour and special event information.

Tallac Shoreline

Hours of Operation

Gated road to Tallac Shoreline. Gate open Memorial Day Weekend through October. Out of season may park near locked gate and walk one mile to shoreline. No entry fee.

Beach Features

  • Dogs Allowed with Restrictions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Shade Available

Beach Contact

Tel: 530-541-5227
Email: 


Helpful Information

Dogs must be on a leash, and pick up dog waste (dog waste bags available on site). No campfires or portable charcoal grills on beach. No overnight camping on beach or nearby. Observe a "pack it in, pack it out" policy as trash removal is limited.

GRILLS: The Forest Service requires 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:

  • Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
  • Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
  • Campfires and portable charcoal grills are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.

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.