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Cave Rock - Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

1430 US-50, Glenbrook, NV 89413

Operated by Nevada State Parks, Cave Rock is mainly a boat ramp parking lot.  Approximately 20 spaces are available for single vehicles. The site includes three picnic areas, and a small beach stretching approximately 400 yards at the south end of the parking lot.  The boat ramp has two lanes at the north end of the parking lot with relatively deep water launching.   Cave Rock, the remnant of an old volcanic core,  is itself is a significant scenic viewpoint.

Cave Rock - Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
1430 US-50, Glenbrook, NV 89413

Hours of Operation

Cave Rock boat ramp hours are as follows:

May 1 to Friday before Memorial Day: 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday after Labor Day to Oct 1: 6: 00- 4:30 p.m.
Winter: Oct 1 – April 30

Hours are subject to change.

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Barbeques
  • Boat Access/Ramps
  • Boat Inspections
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Watertrail Trailhead

Beach Contact

Tel: 775 831-0494
Email or Website: [email protected]

Helpful Information

PARKING: Self-pay is necessary if guard house is closed. Please use credit card friendly automatic self-pay machine.

No glass allowed on the beach. No Pets are allowed on the beach. No barbecues are allowed on the beach.

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 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 or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.