Lake Tahoe - South Shore


The south shore of Lake Tahoe is located on the California side of the lake with the main access via Highways 50 and 89.  The south shore boasts a spectrum of commercial development intermixed with recreational opportunities that include water activities, camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, downhill skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and gaming.  Attractions include one the most photographed areas in the world, Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm Castle.  On the south shore you will also find the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, Pope and Baldwin Beaches, Fallen Leaf Lake, Desolation Wilderness, Heavenly Mountain Resort and nearby Meiss Country.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Beaches & Dunes

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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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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 - South Shore

Boating - Non-Motorized

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


Areas for Swimming at Lake Tahoe - South Shore


Areas for Tubing at Lake Tahoe - South Shore


Areas for Waterskiing at Lake Tahoe - South Shore


Areas for Windsurfing at Lake Tahoe - South Shore

Winter Sports

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