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North Tahoe Beach

North Tahoe Beach is a popular 2.7 acre beach park with 540 feet of public shoreline located at the intersection of Highway 267 and Highway 28.  There is no fee for use of the 42 parking spaces; however, they fill up early during the height of the summer season! The park includes a grassy area located above the […]

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Sandy Beach

Walk through the trees to the beach! This gem of public shoreline in Tahoe Vista offers picnic tables and barbecues in the trees. Portable restrooms are provided in the summer. Parking is available only along the highway. Sandy Beach is owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy and California State Parks provides site maintenance and law enforcement services.

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Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

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 […]

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Patton Landing – Watermans Landing

Carnelian West

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 Ciy, CA. Lake Forest Beach Park is a popular spot for swimming, sightseeing, bird watching, horseshoes, picnicking and wind surfing. 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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64-Acres Beach, NV

64 Acres Beach is a popular and scenic beach on National Forest land near downtown Tahoe City.  The 64 Acres recreation site extends across State Route 89 and includes access to the Truckee River.  On the lake side, there is a small parking area and walk-path leading to picnic tables near the beach and portable toilets.  […]

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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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