Beach and Picnic Areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Generally, most of the beaches and picnic areas listed below open Memorial Day weekend through the end of October. The length of the open season depends on snowfall conditions and may vary from year to year. Most 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. A season pass may be purchased at Forest Service beach kiosks for $85.

 

Beach/Picnic Area

Run By

Restrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Area Available BBQs Available Playground Available Leashed Pets Allowed Fee Required

North Shore

 

William Kent Beach

FS

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East Shore

 

Chimney Beach

            ·  

Secret Cove

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South Shore

 

Baldwin Beach

FS

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Camp Richardson

FS

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Emerald Bay

CSP

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Fallen Leaf Lake

FS

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Kiva Picnic Area

FS

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Nevada Beach

FS

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Pope Beach

FS

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Zephyr Cove

  ·   · ·     ·

West Shore

 

D.L. Bliss

CSP

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Meeks Bay

FS

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Meeks Bay Resort

FS

 ·   ·  ·      ·

Sugar Pine Point

CSP

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Kaspian

FS

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Beach/Picnic Area

Run By

Restrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Area Available BBQs Available Playground Available Leashed Pets Allowed Fee Required

 

Acronym

Explanation

FS

Beach and picnic areas are on Forest Service land, however they are operated through a special use permit.

CSP

California State Parks

Priv

Privately Owned and Operated





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5134175