Pope Beach

Area Status: Open

Pope Beach is located on National Forest land on the South Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe approximately three miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89 and is operated by campground concessionaire, Tahoe Recreation, a division of Vista Recreation. Restrooms and some picnic tables are available. Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted. Portable stoves with on/off valves are allowed with a valid permit.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for the season from 8AM to 8PM; No Wood or Charcoal Fires; No Pets
Fees: Parking Fee
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No Pets; No Wood or Charcoal Fires
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California
Water: None
Restroom: Flush
Passes: Season passes are available for purchase at the kiosk.
Operated By: Tahoe Recreation, A Division of Vista Recreation

General Information


Pope Beach is located on the lake side of Highway 89 east of Camp Richardson.

From Tahoe City: Take Highway 89 south around Emerald Bay.

From South Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 89 northeast.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Sand Play

Beaches & Dunes, Bicycling, Hiking, Nature Viewing, Picnicking, Water Activities
Difficulty Level: Easy

Mountain Biking

Road Cycling


Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Picnicking

Boating - Non-Motorized


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