Lake Tahoe Activities in Summer

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A Singletrack Mind

P.O. Box 2123
Truckee, CA
(209) 662-4146

If you’re thinking of heading to Truckee-Tahoe and hitting the developed, lift-assisted mountain biking park or the many technical singletrack trails in the region and want to either develop or expand your bike-handling skills, contact the folks at A Singletrack Mind. These professional mountain bike fanatics want to pass on their knowledge so you can tap all the fun the sport has to offer. They... read more

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Anderson's Bicycle Rental

645 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-0500

One of the true treasures of Lake Tahoe is the lush and serene forest that borders her shorelines. To take advantage of this beautiful setting, use Anderson's Bicycle Rental. Set up right on the edge of miles of forested bike path, Anderson's Bicycle Rental is ideally located to help you and your family feel the love that comes from the natural setting by offering high... read more

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Around Tahoe Tours

P.O. Box 5285
Incline Village, NV
(775) 560-5629

Around Tahoe Tours is your best bet for getting a true feel and knowledge of the local area. Created by Darin Talbot, the tour agency is a culmination of his knowledge that began in 1977 when he moved to the area with his fun attitude and amusing ways of sharing the tales of Tahoe. A musician and storyteller by heart, Talbot is able to create... read more

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Atelier

10128 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 386-2700

Atelier in downtown Truckee is a place for visitors and locals alike to let their inner artists out. Atelier is a workshop space where accomplished and neophyte artists are encouraged to create in the same space. Along with art available for sale, regular gallery showings and exclusive art supplies, Atelier hosts a wide range of workshops for the public to partake in as well. Try... read more

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Big Blue Adventure

P.O. Box 2720
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-1019

For more than a dozen years, Big Blue Adventure has hosted a variety of sporting events around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. When summer arrives, Big Blue Adventure’s events start rolling, so they are perfect for those visiting the area and who want to try out their competitiveness. That said, Big Blue Adventure races are great for people who just want to get out and move... read more

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Camp Richardson

1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people to escape from the hectic urban life and rejuvenate their spirits in the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Operated today under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit (except for the marina, which is privately owned), the "Camp Rich" resort honors its storied history and continues to provide a vacation... read more

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Championship Course

955 Fairway Boulevard
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1146

The Championship Course in Incline Village is a par 72 course of 7100 yards that flows down a gentle slope toward the lake providing majestic views. The front nine are cut out of some thick forest with tight fairways requiring accuracy and distance. The back nine are a little more open and forgiving. You can work on your short game at the chipping green –... read more

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Clair Tappaan Lodge

19940 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632

One of Truckee’s hidden gems sits atop Donner Summit at 7,000 feet. Clair Tappaan Lodge was constructed in 1934 by Sierra Club volunteers, and, just like Donner Summit itself, the rest is history. The stunningly rustic mountain lodge offers accommodations for up to 145 guests, many of whom are cross-country skiers and snowshoers in winter and hikers, rock climbers and cyclists in summer. The lodge... read more

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Flume Trail Mountain Bikes

1115 Tunnel Creek Road
Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2501

The Flume Trail above Lake Tahoe is a mountain biking trail with a well-earned reputation. Between its historical significance and the incredible views that it offers, it is a route that practically everyone in the basin knows about, even people who have never once touched tire to trail. But for those who actually do like to get out and explore the back country on wheels... read more

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Hang Gliding Tahoe

2640 E. College Parkway
Carson City, NV
(775) 772-8232

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it has to offer. But as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet ... not until you’ve seen it from the air, piloting your own aircraft over the Carson Range and into the Tahoe Basin. With Hang Gliding Tahoe, you fly a powered hang glider with an instructor along... read more

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Heavenly Mountain Resort

4080 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 586-7000
Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Resort is omnipresent at South Tahoe. Along with the casinos on the Nevada side of South Shore, the ski resort drives the economy of this small Sierra community. Heavenly’s California Lodge was the resort’s original mountain base area, located nearly a straight shot up the hill from the lakeside Ski Run Marina. Appropriate for skiers of all skill levels, just about all ski services... read more

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IRIE Rafting Company

11253 Brockway Road, Suite 103
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4900

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE Rafting Company has given visitors a close-up view of the waterway as well as the region's north and middle forks of the American River and the Carson River. For those wanting to stay closer to Truckee, IRIE offers half- and full-day trips on the Truckee River after it flows past... read more

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort

1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Kirkwood, CA
(209) 258-6000

Kirkwood Mountain is a South Lake Tahoe ski area tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle that is seen in town. Kirkwood is about a 45-minute drive from the center of South Lake. This small distance creates positives: crowds are smaller and attention to personal service is higher. The ski area itself is great for all levels of skiers with... read more

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

2005 Nevada State Highway 28
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1616
Sand Harbor

Begun in 1972 at Sugar Pine Point on the west shore, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival moved to Sand Harbor in 1976 and has remained a standard there ever since. It ranks as one of the top Shakespeare Festivals in the country – not just for the quality of the performances but for the entirety of the experience, from the gourmet food to the environment... read more

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Lakeshore Sports

8499 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 553-1660
Willard's Sport Shop

If you believe that you can never have too much of a good thing, you’ll be glad to hear the news that Willard’s Sport Shop in Tahoe City has opened an additional location in Kings Beach under the name of Lakeshore Sports. Although the name is different, you’ll recognize the logo style from the original Willard’s signage, and the new shop is open seven days... read more

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Matt Heron Fly Fishing

400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA
(518) 225-6587
Resort at Squaw Creek

Based out of the Resort at Squaw Creek, Matt Heron Fly Fishing is a great summer day excursion for those ready to try their hand at flipping the wrist and casting a line. Heron, a guide with more than 26 years of experience and a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor, is the only fly fishing instructor in Squaw Valley. He offers a variety... read more

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Mountain Course

690 Wilson Way
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1150

The Mountain Golf Course in Incline Village is set in a rolling hillside – with an elevation change of about a hundred feet – that reminds you why this town is named Incline. The Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course winds its way through a forest of old-growth pines and cedars with a couple of creeks running through. Usually open May through October, the 18-hole, par... read more

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Northstar California Resort

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty different lifts provide access to some 100 trails on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The majority of the trails are designed for intermediate level skiers, while about a quarter of them are for advanced skiers and the remainder are just right for beginners. Speaking of beginners, Northstar offers... read more

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Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports

5300 West Lake Boulevard
Homewood, CA
(530) 525-7962

Obexer's is a quick way to get out on the water of Lake Tahoe, offering rentals of full-powered personal Jet skis, the Ski-Doo GTS 300 as well as water ski, wakeboard, wake surf and wake skate lessons. Jet ski rentals come with all of the equipment needed, such as life preservers. A person must be 18 to rent a Jet ski. Their lessons aren't secluded... read more

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Tahoe Adventure Company

7010 N. Lake Boulevard
Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 913-9212

Tahoe Adventure Company is a way to access any outdoor adventure in Lake Tahoe. Whether it is rock climbing or kayaking, mountain biking or hiking, Tahoe Adventure Company prides itself in creating custom recreation tours that connect exactly with what the guest desires. They add a ton of local knowledge to each of their trips. They also offer paddleboard rentals and cruises. Other fun experiences... read more

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Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

475 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2431

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is not just your regular movie theater. Recently renovated complete with overstuffed leather rocking chairs and comfy couches in the theater and a full bar with seven beers and cider on tap in the entry area, Tahoe Art Haus takes going to a movie to whole new level of fun. The theater was a little rundown when the new owners... read more

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Tahoe City Marina

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1039

Tahoe City Marina is a collection of stores, a fine dining restaurant, Dockside 700, and the longest-standing marina on Lake Tahoe. Beginning its days in the 1940s, the marina is not only a historical aspect to Tahoe City, but it is also one of the largest marinas on the lake. The marina itself assists with all boat needs as well as mooring and boat slips.... read more

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Tahoe Donner

11509 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to... read more

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Tahoe Paddle & Oar

8299 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 581-3029

Tahoe Paddle & Oar is a full outfitter for anything that has to do with paddle sports. A shop ready to outfit the beginner or restock the expert, Tahoe Paddle & Oar is ready for all needs related to kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding (and anything else you can think of that involves water, fun and a paddle). Their supreme location on the edge of Lake Tahoe... read more

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Tahoe Sailing Charters

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-6200

Tahoe Sailing Charters is an excellent way to see the beauty of Lake Tahoe using the power of Mother Nature. Offering yacht sailing cruises that give a serene yet exciting connection with a non-motorized approach to exploring Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Sailing Charters brings the water tours to the next level by providing cocktails and non-alcohol drinks with the cruise. For those looking for a more... read more

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

900 Ski Run Boulevard Suite 102
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5448

Are you ready to catch a 20 pound fish out of Lake Tahoe? Tahoe Sport Fishing can help make it happen. Although it's never a promised thing, this is the place to go to find where the fish are biting. Trained in knowing Lake Tahoe like the back of their hand, the guides at Tahoe Sport Fishing know where to go, when and for how... read more

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Tahoe Sport Fishing

760 Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-9338

Are you ready to catch a 20 pound fish out of Lake Tahoe? Tahoe Sport Fishing can help make it happen. Although it's never a promised thing, this is the place to go to find where the fish are biting. Trained in knowing Lake Tahoe like the back of their hand, the guides at Tahoe Sport Fishing know where to go, when and for how... read more

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Tahoe Sports Hub

10095 W. River Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-4510

The Tahoe Sports Hub is full of gear for every adventure sport for every Sierra season. From watersports, the trail and granite in summer to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in winter, Tahoe Sports Hub either sells it or rents it. There is an on-site bicycle shop that sells bikes and gear as well as offering bike repair and rentals. Other summer fun can be had... read more

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Tahoe Whitewater Tours

10015 Palisades Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-5777

If finding some adrenaline fun via flowing rivers is your cup of tea, then you must check out Tahoe Whitewater Tours. A highly reputable company that offers guided trips down Truckee River as well as other rivers that surround the Lake Tahoe basin, Tahoe Whitewater Tours is gifted in creating a trip that fits the wants and needs of the group. From basic Class I... read more

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Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center

10770 Donner Pass Road, #104
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-8333
Northstar California Resort
The Village at Northstar

When you want to get serious about the well-being of your mind and body, it’s time to check out the offerings at the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center. A part of the community for more than a decade, the center has a schedule that includes yoga classes on a daily basis as well as massage therapy, acupuncture and more. The center also conducts an impressive... read more

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Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center

8001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-8336
Northstar California Resort
The Village at Northstar

When you want to get serious about the well-being of your mind and body, it’s time to check out the offerings at the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center. A part of the community for more than a decade, the center has a schedule that includes yoga classes on a daily basis as well as massage therapy, acupuncture and more. The center also conducts an impressive... read more

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The Incline Village Tennis Center

964 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1235
IVGID Recreation Center

The Incline Village Tennis Center, adjacent to the Rec Center, has 11 courts surrounded by the beauty of the alpine forest. The pro shop is fully stocked with clothing, shoes, rackets and tennis equipment. If you need your racket restrung, their professional staff can have it done for you overnight. When you’re ready to play they’ll set you up with a hitting partner, schedule your... read more

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The Village at Squaw Valley

1750 Village East Road
Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering a little bit for everyone. The rooms all have views of the mountains and are located a few steps from the various base area ski lifts. Rooms are situated above the plethora of shops and restaurants with balconies looking out over the hustle and bustle below. The variety of restaurants and... read more

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Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

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

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UC Davis Tahoe Science Center

291 Country Club Drive #320
Incline Village, NV
(775) 881-7560

Located on the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, the Tahoe Science Center has interactive exhibits with hands-on activities that explore the science of the Lake Tahoe Basin – its geology, environmental issues, ecological challenges and more. Step aboard the 2/3-scale model of the UC Davis Research Vessel to learn how they investigate and monitor lake quality and clarity. Take... read more

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Villager Candle Shop, Pottery & More

7001 Northstar Drive, #7111
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-8884
Northstar California Resort
The Village at Northstar

The Villager Candle Shop is the place to let your creative side run free. This studio offers a place where individuals or groups can make their own candles, paint some pottery or create their own mosaics. Bear Village inside the shop allows visitors to build their own stuffed animals. Or if you prefer to indulge your artistic license in a more private setting, you can... read more

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West End Beach of Donner Lake

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

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 during the day, there is a modest admission fee to enter... read more

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Willard's Sport Shop

170 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3356

Willard's Sports Shop is a true local business. Owned and operated by a longtime Tahoe family, the Willards, it's obvious when being helped by one of the family members or staff that they truly do care. In addition to all winter gear, they carry high-quality down jackets, street wear, gloves, hats, goggles, eyewear and clothing created by local businesses. In the summer the shop transitions... read more