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El Dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons

1004 Lakeview Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California

El dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons offers an incredible view of the lake and is located on hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave. The beach and park offer a variety of amenities including a public boat launch, food concession, restrooms, BBQ’s and picnic tables. A variety of non-motorized watercraft are available to rent including kayaks, peddle boats, and standup paddle boards. El Dorado Beach is an approved access point for the Lake Tahoe Water Trail on the South Shore.  Parking is available at no charge.


El Dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons
1004 Lakeview Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California

Hours of Operation

El Dorado Beach is open May to October.
Opening and closing dates are driven by weather forecasts.
The boat ramp will be CLOSED to motorized vessels for the 2021 season due to low lake levels.
El Dorado Beach is managed by the City of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department.
Parking is available at no charge.

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Barbeques
  • Boat Access/Ramps
  • Campsites Nearby
  • Food Concessions
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Public Transit Nearby
  • Shade Available
  • Watertrail Trailhead

Beach Contact

Tel: 503-542-6056
Email or Website: [email protected]

Helpful Information

The nearest shoreline area that has a dog friendly area is Regan Beach, just down the road.

If you plan to use this beach to launch your kayak, please visit http://tahoekeepers.org/ and be sure that you follow proper precautions in order to protect Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is a pristine alpine lake where clean boating and protection from Aquatic Invasive Species is the highest priority. Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft after every use to ensure you are not transporting any nasty nuisances. After all, We're All in This Boat Together!

Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license to be able to fish in Lake Tahoe. The best fishing on the Lake is from a boat. For those who enjoy shore fishing, your best bet are places where the shoreline drops off quickly such as Rubicon Point on the west shore and Cave Rock on the east shore. Fishing is closed in Lake Tahoe within 300 feet of its tributaries, and upstream to the first lake from October 1st through June 30th. The rest of the year the entire lake is open to fishing.

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