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Kaspian Picnic Area/Shoreline

Kaspian Picnic Area is located on National Forest land and is situated along a one-half mile stretch of cobbled shoreline with expansive views across Lake Tahoe. The picnic area parallels the Tahoe City bike path, and offers numerous picnic tables, a 100 foot public pier, and public restroom. The site is managed by a concessionaire, California Land Management.

Kaspian Picnic Area/Shoreline

Hours of Operation

Open year-round. No gates at the shoreline; gated at Kaspian Campground area only.

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Campsites Nearby
  • Dogs Allowed with Restrictions
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Shade Available

Beach Contact

Tel: (650) 322-1181
Email or Website: [email protected]

Helpful Information

The beach is managed by a concessionaire under a USDA Forest Service special use permit. Dogs on leash only. Picnic tables are provided along with a restroom near the lakeshore.

GRILLS: The Forest Service requires the use of portable gas grills instead of wood or 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.
  • Keep your butt in your pants - the sand is not an ashtray.
  • Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
  • Wood and charcoal fires or 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.