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Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Summer 2021 Update: Due to lower than anticipated lake levels, the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) boat launch will not open to motorized vessels for the 2021 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 […]

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Patton Landing – Watermans Landing

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, horseshoes, picnicking, and kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing. Limited parking is available.  www.tcpud.org  

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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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William Kent Shoreline

William Kent beach is located on National Forest land and is situated in a wooded setting and offers picnic tables with views across Lake Tahoe of the eastern shoreline. The William Kent Campground is located across Highway 89 and Sunnyside Resort is next door. A restroom building is located on the beach.

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Sugar Pine Point

The beach at Sugar Pine Point State Park is primarily sand, and is located within the historic zone, near the popular Pine Lodge mansion.  Its size varies with the  water level of Lake Tahoe. Two portions of the beach are located north and south of the mouth of General Creek. The north portion is accessed […]

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Meeks Bay Resort Beach

Meeks Bay Resort is located on National Forest land and is managed by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California in beautiful and scenic Meeks Bay.   The beach has views of the Kehlet Mansion and Washoe House; off to the south Heavenly Mountain Resort and the casinos are visible; to the east stands Cave Rock.  […]

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Meeks Bay Beach

Meeks Bay Beach is located on National Forest land and is popular for its beautiful scenery, sprawling clean beaches and easy access. Restrooms and picnic tables are available. Meeks Bay Campground is located adjacent to Meeks Bay day use beach.

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D. L. Bliss/Lester Beach

“Bliss Beach” is a beautiful, popular beach located within DL Bliss State Park. It is composed of two parts: the north portion is known as “Lester Beach” and the south portion is known as “Calloway Cove”. This area is the northern portal to the famous Rubicon Wall, one of the deepest portions of Lake Tahoe, […]

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Emerald Bay Beach and Underwater Park

Emerald Bay’s spectacular beaches are accessed via the Rubicon Hiking Trail or by boat. Parking for the trail is located at Eagle Point Campground to the south, DL Bliss State Park to the north, and the Vikingsholm Parking Lot on the west end of Emerald Bay. The trail down to the beach is steep and not recommended for […]

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