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Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Corner of Hwy 28 and National Ave., Tahoe Vista, Ca 96148

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) is a sandy beach with restrooms, plaza, roped swim area, restrooms, and boat launch.

The site contains a shady picnic grove with clusters of tables.  A parking lot (entrance on National Avenue) provides 20 boat trailer parking spaces and 40 auto parking spaces.  Lodging and food are nearby.

Tahoe Adventure Company provides kayak and standup paddleboard rentals from the beach, as well as kayak tours.

The plaza is available for rental for weddings, parties, and other events.

Visit for more information.

The North Tahoe Regional Park, a 110-acre park with ball fields, disc golf, tennis, hiking and biking trails, dog park, a childrens' playground, Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park, and more are just up the street at the end of National Avenue.  More information here.


Tahoe Vista Recreation Area
Corner of Hwy 28 and National Ave., Tahoe Vista, Ca 96148

Hours of Operation

Beach is open dawn to dusk.

Times vary for the boat launch depending on the season, water levels, weather, and staffing.  See for more information or for details on hours of operation and current pricing for the boat launch and parking.

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Boat Access/Ramps
  • Group Facilities
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Rentals
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Shade Available
  • Watertrail Trailhead
  • Wedding Venue & Catering

Beach Contact

Tel: 530-546-4212
Email: [email protected]

Helpful Information

Boat launch and parking fees are required. No overnight parking of vehicles or boats, camping, or fires are allowed at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.

Boat inspections must be completed before arriving to launch at this site.  Lake Tahoe has a motorized vessel inspection program to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species into Lake Tahoe.  Visit the Tahoe Boat Inspections website for more information.

Make sure that you know an understand all regulations for boating on Lake Tahoe including No Wake Zones and Engine Noise Limits.  Visit the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency website for more information.

No barbecues are provided. Only personal gas barbecues may be used in picnic areas. No charcoal is permitted.

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 not permitted on the beach at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash.  The Tahoe Unleashed Dog Park is located just up National Avenue at the North Tahoe Regional Park.

BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat.  All boats must be inspected before launching.

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!