Placer County, Northern California
Washoe & Carson City Counties, Nevada

Lake Tahoe - North Shore


Lake Tahoe
Picnic Areas

See also Beaches


  • Kaspian Day Use Area
    • West shore near Tahoe City
    • Lakeside Picnic Area
    • Restrooms
    • Kayaking, Swimming
  • Kilner Park
    • 3.5 miles south of Tahoe City, at corner of Ward Ave.
    • Playgrounds, Tennis Courts, Sand Volleyball
    • Restrooms, Picnic Area
  • William Kent Day Use Area
    • West shore near Tahoe City
    • Lakeside Picnic Area
    • Restrooms
    • Kayaking, Swimming
  • William B. Layton Memorial Park
    • Tahoe City
    • 3 Acres, Picnic Grounds overlooking lake
    • Rocky Shoreline, Museum
  • Robert Pomin Park
    • Next to Lake Forest Campground
    • Playgrounds, Picnic Area
    • Athletic Field, Limited Parking
  • Kings Beach
    • 700 feet of Shore Front
    • Picnic Area, Playground
    • Open Dawn to 10 PM, Restrooms
    • Gently Sloping Beach
    • Swimming, Windsurfing, Fishing, Boat Launch
    • Parking (fee)
  • Kings Beach Plaza
    • Adjacent to Kings Beach SRA
    • Walking Paths, Grassy Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Restrooms Nearby
    • Host Events like Crafts Fairs
  • Sand Harbor
    • 3 miles south of Incline Village, NV
    • Restrooms, Picnic Tables
    • Sandy Beaches, Visitor Center
    • Boat Launch
    • $12 per Vehicle, $10 NV Residents
  • Memorial Point
    • Between Incline Village and Sand Harbor
    • Restrooms, Picnic Tables

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Camping at North Lake Tahoe

The north end of Lake Tahoe offers fewer camping choices compared to South Lake Tahoe, but good campsites can still be found. Reservations are practically mandatory in the summer. William Kent and Kaspian campgrounds and the Tahoe State Recreation Area on the west shore of the lake are situated close to the water and provide typical campground amenities.

Other campgrounds can be found north of Lake Tahoe along the Truckee River or to the east at Mount Rose.

Beaches and Picnic Sites


Numerous public beaches and picnic sites dot North Lake Tahoe shoreline. Some charge fees and most have good facilities such as restrooms and piped water. A few of the more remote beaches on the Nevada side of the lake are informally known as clothing optional beaches.

William Kent Campground

Location: West shore of Lake Tahoe, 2 miles south of Tahoe City.
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Ranger Station, Dump Station, 84 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Bear Boxes, Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - William Kent Campground
Fees: $28-$30 per night
Nearby Attractions: William Kent Day Use Area, Swimming Beach on Lake Tahoe

Kaspian Campground

Location: West shore of Lake Tahoe, near Tahoe City.
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilets, Piped Water, Trailers to 20', 9 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Bear Boxes, Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Kaspian Campground
Fees: $20-$22 per night
Nearby Attractions: Kaspian Day Use Area, Lake Tahoe

Tahoe State Recreation Area

Location: A quarter mile east of Tahoe City on Highway 28
(530) 525-3345
Campground Facilities: Lakeside Sites, Picnic Area, Dock, Piped Water, Flush Toilets, 27 Sites, Campers to 21', Trailers to 15'
Campsite Amenities: Bear Lockers, Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Tahoe SRA Campground Reservations
Fees: $35 per night
Nearby Attractions: Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe

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Goose Meadow Campground

Location: Highway 89 near Truckee, along the Truckee River
Campground Facilities: Vault Toilets, Piped Water, 25 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Goose Meadow Campground
Fees: $22 per night
Nearby Attraction: Truckee River, Truckee, Donner Lake

Granite Flat Campground

Location: Highway 89 near Truckee, along the Little Truckee River
Campground Facilities: Vault Toilets, Piped Water, 74 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Granite Flat Campground
Fees: $22 per night
Nearby Attractions: Truckee, Donner Lake

Silver Creek Campground

Location: Highway 89 near Truckee, along the Truckee River
Campground Facilities: Flush and Vault Toilets, Piped Water, 19 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Silver Creek Campground
Fees: $20 per night
Nearby Attractions: Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe

Mount Rose Campground

Location: 9 miles east of Lake Tahoe with lake views, elevation 9,300'
Campground Facilities: Flush Toilets, Piped Water, , 25 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Bear Boxes, Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Mount Rose Campground
Fees: $22
Nearby Attractions: Tahoe Rim Trail, Mount Rose Summit Trail

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North Lake Tahoe Beaches

Map of north Lake Tahoe Beaches

North Lake Tahoe RV Parks



Blue Waters Lodge & RV Park

221 Chipmunk, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-7884

Coachland RV Park

10100 Pioneer Trail, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3071
Website: Coachland RV Park
Resort Facilities: BBQ, Dump Station, Family Park, Outdoor Games
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, 50 Amp Available, Cable TV
Rates: Daily $44 - $54, Weekly $264 - $324

Sandy Beach Campground

6873 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-7682
Facilities: 44 RV Sites for RVs up to 40', Dump Station, Restrooms, Showers, Swimming Pool
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups
Summer Rates:

Zephyr Cove RV Park & Campgrounds

760 Hwy. 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
Resort: (775) 589-4906  
Website: Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina
Resort Facilities: Marina, Beach, Laundry, Showers, Restrooms, WiFi
RV Campsites: 93 Sites, some with Lake Views, Vehicles to 40', Full Hook-ups, 30/50 Amp, Cable TV, Telephone and Internet, Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Tent Campsites: 47 "walk-in" Sites, 10 "drive-in", Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, BBQs, Bear Lockers
Summer Rates: RV Sites $82, Tent Sites $46

Comstock Country RV Resort

5400 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV
(775) 882-2445 or (800) 638-2321
30 miles from South Lake Tahoe
Comstock Country RV Resort
Facilities: Laundry, Store, Exercise Room, WiFi, Outdoor Sports, Swimming Pool, Spa, Restrooms
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, 50 Amp, Cable TV

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North Shore Lake Tahoe

Beaches

See also Picnic Areas


Chambers Beach

  • Hwy. 89, one mile south of Homewood
  • Sandy beach, Swimming, Picnicking
  • Limited Parking

Commons Beach

  • Downtown Tahoe City
  • Restrooms, BBQs, Grass Area, Playground, Rocky Shoreline
  • Toddlers' Climbing Rock, Live Music Sunday Afternoons in Summer
  • Operated by Tahoe City Public Utility District

Skylandia Park and Beach

  • 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City on Lake Forest Rd.
  • 24-acre Park, Bike Trails, Hiking, Picnicking
  • Beach, Swimming, Pier

Lake Forest Beach Park

  • Bristlecone Ave. in Lake Forest
  • Picnic Area with BBQs, Playgrounds, Restrooms
  • Wind Surfing, Swimming, Bird Watching

Carnelian West Beach


Patton Landing

  • Carnelian Bay
  • Black Pebble Beach rather than Sand
  • Picnic Tables, Seasonal Restrooms
  • Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
  • Car-top Boat Launch Facility
  • Operated by
    North Tahoe Recreation & Parks

Sandy Beach

  • Tahoe Vista, Hwy. 128 at Anderson Rd.
  • Adjoins Moon Beach, Portable Restrooms in Summer
  • Operated by North Tahoe Public Utility District

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Agatam Beach

  • Hwy. 128 at Agatam Street, Tahoe Vista
  • 300-foot Beach and Lawn Area, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Firepits
  • Operated by North Tahoe Public Utility District

Moon Dunes Beach

  • Near Pino Grande Ave. in Tahoe Vista
  • Picnic Area, 600-foot Beach, Swimming
  • Portable Restrooms, Roadside Parking
  • Operated by North Tahoe Recreation & Parks

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

  • 7010 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista
  • Sheltered Boat Launching Facility
  • 800 Feet of Shoreline Access
  • Restrooms, Sidewalks, Plaza
  • Kayak Tours and Rentals
  • Parking $10 (residents $5)
  • Operated by
    North Tahoe Recreation & Parks

North Tahoe Beach

  • Hwy. 28 at Hwy 267, Kings Beach
  • 540 feet of Shoreline, Beach Volleyball
  • Restrooms, Group Picnic Shelter
  • Visitor Information Booth in the Summer
  • Operated by
    North Tahoe Recreation & Parks

Secline Beach

  • Secline Street in Kings Beach
  • Picnic Area, BBQ

Kings Beach SRA

  • 700 feet of Shore Front
  • Picnic Area, Playground
  • Open Dawn to 10 PM, Restrooms
  • Gently Sloping Beach
  • Swimming, Windsurfing, Fishing, Boat Launch
  • Parking $8 (residents $5)
  • Currently operated by
    North Tahoe Recreation & Parks

Coon Street Dog Beach

  • North Shore at Kings Beach
  • Beaches, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Launch Ramp
  • Limited Parking $10 (residents $5)
  • Dog Beach Area
  • Operated by
    North Tahoe Recreation & Parks

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Speedboat (Buck's) Beach

  • Harbor Ave. off Speed Boat Ave., CA-NV Border
  • Follow Power Company access trail
  • Small Public Beach with no amenities
  • No Public Parking except along highway

Hidden Beach

  • 2 miles North of Sand Harbor
  • Roadside Parking Only, Undeveloped

Chimney Beach

  • East Shore, 2 Miles South of Sand Harbor
  • Clothes Optional Beach
  • Trail down to Beach
  • Limited Parking

Secret Harbor Creek Beach

  • East Shore, 2.5 Miles South of Sand Harbor
  • Clothes Optional Beach
  • Trail down to Beach
  • Limited Parking

Incline Village Private Beaches

  • The following beaches can only be accessed by persons with a valid IVGID Recreation Pass, issued only to property owners or renters in Incline Village
  • Ski Beach, Incline Beach, and Burnt Cedar Beach
  • Operated by
    Incline Village Parks & Recreation








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