Outdoor Recreation in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the ultimate place for outdoor recreation. Within one day you can ski, hike, bike, boat, swim, have a picnic or watch an outdoor play or performance. The weather is normally beautiful and the skies clear.

The top things that visitors want to do on a trip to Tahoe is view the lake. There are several great ways to do this. Take a hike along many of the great trails in the area. The Tahoe Rim Trail has sections for every level. You can also do some kayaking or boating or even parasailing.

If you want to keep it low key, visit some of the area's beaches including Sand Harbor, Lester Beach, the South Tahoe Recreation Area, or Nevada Beach. You can also do some fishing on the lake or in the Truckee River. If you want to pump up the volume, visit Camp Richardson or Zephyr Cove you can rent a jetski and zip across the blue water for a few hours.

Lester Beach

9881 HWY 89

Shelter bay, great for swimming... read more

Nevada Beach

Highway 50

One of the largest beaches on the lake... read more

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King's Beach State Recreation Area

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P.O. Box 266
7360 West Lake Boulevard

Popular beach in both summer and winter... read more

Chimney Rock Trail

15924 Highway 49

Chimney Rock Trail is a moderately difficult 4 mile trail with an elevation of 6,400 feet. Chimney Rock is a huge volcanic rock, 12 feet in diameter at its base, rising straight up for approximately 25 feet... read more

Lovers Leap-Tahoe Rim Trail

7800 Wentworth Springs Road

The trail leads to the top of Lovers Leap (a nationwide rock climbing area) for a breathtaking view of the South Fork of the American River drainage. The trail continues on for one mile to Camp Sacramento... read more

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Kirkwood Ski Resort

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1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Off Hwy. 88 at Carson Pass

Sierra slalom... read more

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Northstar Drive
6 miles north of Kings Beach

Thrill in the snow... read more

Squaw Valley Area

1960 Squaw Valley Road

All kinds of outdoor activities... read more

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Emerald Bay State Park

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Gorgeous bay by Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm...
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Truckee Whitewater Rafting Park

Corner of Arlington and First Street

Raft, tube and kayak in downtown Reno... read more
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