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Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

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

The Tahoe Vista Boat Ramp is OPEN FOR THE SEASON! See details below and online at

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.

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Boat Access/Ramps
  • Boating (motorized + nonmotorized)
  • Drinking Water Available
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Group Facilities
  • Guided Tours
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Parking
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Rentals
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Public Transit Nearby
  • Shade Available
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • 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!


The Tahoe Vista Boat Launch is OPEN!

The Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) boat launch will open for the 2023 boating season on Friday, May 26th at 9 a.m.

Hours of Operation: 

June 23–Sept. 4

  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (all week)

Daily Launch Rates: 

  • Resident Rate
    • per vessel/per launch
    • $17 one-time launch (In & Out)

    Non Resident Rate

    • per vessel/per launch
    • $17 one-time launch (In & Out)
      $43 Environmental Impact & Facility fee

Season Pass Launch Rates: 

  • Resident Rate
    • Unlimited Launches

    Non Resident Rate

    • Unlimited Launches

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.

No Commercial Activity

For 2023, the NTPUD will not sell a commercial boat launch pass and no commercial boating activity will be allowed at the Tahoe Vista ramp. Commercial activity includes, but is not limited to, such items as meeting guests, loading and unloading guests, training or instructing guests on vessel operations, supervising vessel operations, or conducting commercial business of any kind.

Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections

The Tahoe Vista Boat ramp will be open only to motorized vessels that have received a TRPA Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspection prior to launch. Inspections will not be available at the ramp. For a list of inspection locations and hours, please visit