Tahoe Things to Do: Standup Paddleboarding

Lake Tahoe's standup paddleboard craze is full swing! With so many accessible beaches around Big Blue and other area lakes, and with the visibility of the water, this is a Tahoe thing to do that's great for people of all ages. If you're really into SUPing, consider taking the 72-mile loop around the lake!

Adrift Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
8338 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4112
(888) 676-7702

Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of standup paddleboards for sale or rent, including its own line of handcrafted surf and SUP boards. The beach is just outside Adrift's back door, so you can walk your rental or potential purchase right out to the sand and launch into the lake for a test drive or a day’s journey. Adrift also rents canoes and kayaks and... read more

Adrift Tahoe carries the leading brands of standup paddleboards for sale or rent, including its... read more

D.L. Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 525-7277

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of stunning turquoise water, old-growth forests and giant cartoon-like granite boulders that balance themselves like toys in amazing ways. There are multiple hiking trails that lead from the park, giving plenty of opportunity to enjoy the splendor that outdoor Tahoe has to offer, and you'll find several good dive spots here... read more

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of... read more

Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated... read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner... read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
CA State Park Road, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7982

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also open with a larger selection of sites in the summer, the park is positioned to take advantage of both the beautiful natural setting of Lake Tahoe and the historic aspects. Within the park is access to the Hellman-Ehrmann Mansion that was built in 1905. The property is still exquisitely maintained... read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also... read more

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
Bear Street and CA Highway 28, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 583-3074

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy shoreline of Lake Tahoe simple. The park itself is free and offers day use of a few miles of sandy beach, public bathrooms, a children's play area and barbecue grills. There are boat, Jet Ski and paddleboard rentals available as well. Parking costs $10 for both cars and... read more

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying... read more

Round Hill Pines Beach Resort

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
300 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 588-3055

Round Pines is a great beach for those who like a lot going on but also like a beach that is tucked away. Not only does it have a deli and a bar, but it also has a wonderful selection of available water-activity rentals, including boats, Jet Skis, kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats. Visitors can also choose to go parasailing, play volleyball, swim in the... read more

Round Pines is a great beach for those who like a lot going on but... read more

Tahoe City Kayak

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
521 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4336
2005 Highway 28, Incline Village, NV
(530) 581-4336

Through their retail location Tahoe City and beachside sites at locations such as Sand Harbor, Tahoe City Kayak offers everything you could need if you desire to go kayaking or standup paddleboarding at Lake Tahoe. Ready to outfit you from head to toe with new gear or rentals, Tahoe City Kayak prides itself on being the trusted North Tahoe source on all things kayak (in... read more

Through their retail location Tahoe City and beachside sites at locations such as Sand Harbor,... read more

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. The thing is, those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free,... read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,... read more

West End Beach of Donner Lake

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Lake Tahoe Standup Paddleboarding
15962 South Shore Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of its own: Donner Lake. While not as big and broad as Big Blue, Donner Lake offers up a good bit of watery fun too. One of the best places to access Donner is West End Beach. In summer months, there is a modest admission fee to enter the 10-acre west... read more

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of... read more