Please refer to the appropriate state water quality agency website (California, Nevada) before heading out to your favorite beach, lake, or river to check for algae watches, warnings, or dangers.

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Skylandia State Park & Beach

Skylandia State Park & Beach is a 24-acre California State Park operated and maintained by the Tahoe City Public Utility District.  It is located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City on Lake Forest Road. Skylandia Park provides bike trails, hiking trails, and picnicking. The park also features a beach, pier, and swimming area.

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Lake Forest Beach (Bristlecone)

Lake Forest Beach Park, offering an incredible view of the lake, is located at the end of Bristlecone Avenue off of Lake Forest Rd in Tahoe City, CA. Lake Forest Beach Park is a popular spot for swimming, sightseeing, bird watching, picnicking, and kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing. Limited parking is available.  

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Tahoe City Commons Beach

Commons Beach is a great spot for the entire family. This four-plus-acre park is located on the lake in downtown Tahoe City. Commons Beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. Group picnic sites and children’s playgrounds are located within a large lakefront grass and sand area. The park boasts a group barbecue area that […]

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Elizabeth Williams Park

Located 4 miles south of Tahoe City, just north of Kaspian Campground on Highway 89, Elizabeth Williams Park has long been a favorite of anglers. Owned and operated by the Tahoe City Public Utility District, Elizabeth Williams is a small area along the lake and the bike trail with picnic tables, barbecues and access to […]

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