Beaches & Dunes

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Generally, most of the beaches and picnic areas listed below open Memorial Day weekend and close around the end of October. The length of the open season depends on snowfall conditions and may vary from year to year. Most of the beaches and picnic areas charge a parking fee per vehicle. Hours of operation at Forest Service beaches are 8 a.m until sunset during the summer through mid-October. For more information, please visit our Beach and Picnic Areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin web page.

For more information on summer recreational activities, please visit our Summer Recreation web page

Areas & Activities