Lake Tahoe - West Shore

The west shore of Lake Tahoe is located on the California side of the lake. Highway 89 stretches along this side of the lake with access via Highway 50 to the south and Interstate 80 to the north. Recreational opportunities abound on the west shore where you will find water activities, camping, hiking, downhill skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Attractions include nearby Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Granite Chief Wilderness, Meeks Bay and Meeks Bay Resort, the Ehrman Mansion and access to the Rubicon Trail, one of the most popular OHV routes in the country.

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Beaches & Dunes

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Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Lake Tahoe - West Shore

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Lake Tahoe - West Shore


Areas for Swimming at Lake Tahoe - West Shore


Areas for Waterskiing at Lake Tahoe - West Shore


Areas for Windsurfing at Lake Tahoe - West Shore