Kiva Picnic Area


Kiva picnic area is situated on the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe.  Nestled among native pine trees, Kiva picnic area offers a quiet beach location with a wide range of recreational activities.  Kiva picnic area is a National Forest day use area operated by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Kiva picnic area sits between the Taylor Creek Visitor Center and the Tallac Historic Site.  There are restrooms, picnic tables, and standing BBQs.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Leashed pets are permitted in the picnic area, the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, and the Tallac Historic Site. Pets are not permitted in or near the Taylor Creek Marsh.
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California.
Operated By: Located on National Forest land & operated by the United States Forest Service.

General Information

Directions: Kiva picnic area is located on the south side of Lake Tahoe, 3 miles north of the "Y" (the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89) in South Lake Tahoe. The picnic area can be accessed by turning at the Tallac Historic Site sign off of Highway 89.

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