Lake Tahoe Beaches, Campgrounds & Parks

Lake Tahoe is blessed with many beautiful beaches. At most of them you can beach your boat, but you should scout carefully for rocks first. Putting out a stern anchor is always advisable when beaching, as it keeps the boat from drifting sideways and also makes it easier to leave, especially if a swell comes up. A safer approach is to anchor just off the beach and wade ashore.

Never leave a beached boat unattended. The swell can increase rapidly, especially on the East Shore beaches in the afternoon, making conditions hazardous.

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  • Camp Richardson Resort

    300 camp sites, 38 cabins, historic hotel w/29 rooms, biking, hiking, boating, lots of family oriented activities; closest marina to Emerald Bay.

    Boat Access: Camp Richardson


    1900 Jameson Beach Rd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
    Phone: (530) 541-1801 or … Read the rest

  • Chambers Landing Pier

    Small beach adjacent to Chambers Landing pier. Beach to one side of pier is private; one side is open to public.

    Boat Access: Chambers landing dock


    6300 Chambers Lodge Road
    Homewood, CA 96141… Read the rest

  • D.L. Bliss State Park

    North of and adjacent to Emerald Bay State Park (they are administered jointly, and basically considered to be D.L.Bliss/Emerald Bay State Park), shoreline of D.L. Bliss stretches from slightly north of Rubicon Point to slightly north of Emerald Point.


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  • Emerald Bay State Park

    Primitive boat camp with moorings, piers, and beaches; Vikingsholm Mansion, hiking (beautiful waterfalls), Fanette Island with the famous tea house, strenuous climb to the parking lot. The park is located 22 miles south of Tahoe City.


    Hwy 89
    South … Read the rest

  • Incline Village

    Beautiful swath of beach, launch ramp, but only available for use by Incline residents, temporaray renters, or homeowner’s association guests; launch permit can be issued to those meeting one of these criteria.


    Hwy 28
    Incline Village, NV 89452… Read the rest

  • Kaspian National Forest Picnic Area

    Nice, newly rebuilt (7/98) pier at the north end of pleasant picnic area (despite being somewhat close to the road), pebble/cobble beach, bicycle and hike-in camping inland of the main road (Hwy 89).

    Directions: Kaspian Campground is located on the … Read the rest

  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area

    The park is located in downtown Kings Beach, off Hwy. 28. Restrooms, picnic area, barbecue grills, and playground area.

    Kings Beach State Recreation Area features Ponderosa Pine and small brush covering the park’s 700 feet of lake frontage area. This … Read the rest

  • Lake Forest Campground

    Next to launch ramp and Coast Guard station.


    2500 Lake Forest Rd.
    Tahoe City, CA 96145
    Phone: (530) 583-3796… Read the rest

  • Round Hill Pines Beach Marina

    Huge pier with Caesars and other big casino boats, ski school, big mooring field, short-term tie-up at dock, buoys and watertaxi, may beach boat as well.

    Boat Access: Marla Bay


    Hwy 50
    Stateline, Nevada 89449
    Phone: (775) 588-3055
    Email: … Read the rest

  • Sand Harbor (Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park)

    Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities. Sand Harbor is located three miles south of Incline Village on State Route 28. Nevada Division of State Parks, picnic facilities, restrooms, idyllic, … Read the rest

  • Secret Harbor

    A series of beautiful, remote beaches. Because it is a hike from the parking lot and the lot is small, these beaches are less crowded that most others. Some are frequented by nudists.


    2005 Highway 28
    Incline Village, NV … Read the rest

  • Skylandia Park

    South of Lake Forest development; public pier, picnic facilities, small beach.

    Skylandia Park is a 24-acre California State Park operated and maintained by the TCPUD. It is located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City on Lake Forest Road. Skylandia Park … Read the rest

  • Sugar Pine Point State Park

    Nice public pier, main attraction the Ehrman Mansion, lots of activities offered, good hiking, 175 campsites.

    The ski trail parking on the west side of Highway 89 and the day use area on the east side of Highway 89 remain … Read the rest

  • Tahoe Pines Beach

    Beach launch site for small boats, sign posted prohibiting launch between 10 am and 4 pm., pebble/cobble beach, end of Grand Ave.


    end of Grand Ave.
    Tahoe Pines, CA 96141… Read the rest

  • Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch

    Hwy. 28 and National Ave. Picnic area, barbecue pits, and public restrooms. Launch fee $5, $7 daily fee to park.


    Hwy. 28 and National Ave.
    Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
    Phone: (530) 546-4212
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  • Willam Kent National Forest Campground

    Campsites $14.00/night.

    Boat Access: Anchor off beach


    1995 West Lake Blvd.
    Sunnyside, CA
    Phone: (530) 583-3642… Read the rest