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Generally, most picnic areas are 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 picnic areas and beaches charge a parking fee per vehicle.  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.

Follow the links provided below for locations of picnic areas, then follow the links for specific locations to find additional information.



Areas & Activities