Lake Tahoe - South Shore


The south shore of Lake Tahoe is located on the California side of the lake with the main access via Highways 50 and 89.  The south shore boasts a spectrum of commercial development intermixed with recreational opportunities that include water activities, camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, downhill skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and gaming.  Attractions include one the most photographed areas in the world, Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm Castle.  On the south shore you will also find the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, Pope and Baldwin Beaches, Fallen Leaf Lake, Desolation Wilderness, Heavenly Mountain Resort and nearby Meiss Country.

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Beaches & Dunes

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Camping & Cabins

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Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Lake Tahoe - South Shore

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Lake Tahoe - South Shore

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Lake Tahoe - South Shore

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Lake Tahoe - South Shore

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Lake Tahoe - South Shore


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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