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Kings Beach Picnic Area

Adjacent to Kings Beach Boat Launch Facility and Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach Picnic Area is the perfect spot for small picnics at its one acre shaded picnic area and rocky beach.  Dogs are allowed, but it is very rocky especially in high lake water years.  Paid parking is available at its large parking lot, which is […]

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Kings Beach State Recreation Area is the flagship beach site in the North Tahoe area. KBSRA’s 1,700 feet of lakefront is the largest public access sandy beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The wide stretch of white sand is a favorite of visitors and residents alike.  Its south facing aspect and a lake […]

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Secline Beach

Located in Kings Beach where Secline Avenue ends at Lake Tahoe, Secline Beach provides a little bit of nature in the middle of town. Its forested upland has shady picnic tables and barbecues. Secline Beach is owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy. California State Parks provides maintenance and law enforcement services on behalf of the […]

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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

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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