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Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

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


Summer 2022 Update: Due to continued low water levels, the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) boat ramp will remain closed to motorized boats for the 2022 boating season. Non-motorized crafts will have access to the launch following a self-assessment for aquatic invasive species using the Clean, Drain, and Dry method.

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 www.northtahoeparks.com 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.

Beach Features

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

Beach Contact

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


Helpful Information

No overnight parking of vehicles or boats, camping, or fires are allowed at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.

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.

ALL BOATERS AND KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARD OWNERS: 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!

Updates

Due to continued low water levels, the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) boat ramp will remain closed to motorized boats for the 2022 boating season.

The North Tahoe Public Utility District (District), which owns and operates the ramp, will continue to offer launch access to non-motorized crafts such as kayaks and standup paddleboards that can be carried to the water and launched without a vehicle and trailer. Before launch, paddlers are encouraged to perform a self-assessment for aquatic invasive species.

As of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, the Lake Tahoe water level at the TVRA boat launch measured 6,224.38 feet, one foot lower than measured at the same time last year. The minimum water level for motorized vessels to launch is 6,226.5 feet, more than two feet above the current water level.

All other lakeside amenities at the TVRA will remain open, including the beach and swimming area, picnic areas, public restrooms, and scenic overlook. The District’s seasonal kayak and standup paddleboard concessionaire will also operate as normal, beginning in May.