Tahoe Things to Do: Water Sports

When snow isn't king, water is! The warm months bring out the Lake Tahoe water sports in abundance, and just about any Tahoe thing to do you want to do that gets you wet, you can do it! Tahoe water sports take place all over, not only on Big Blue. Try out the other lakes and rivers in the area.

Adrift Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
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

Camp Richardson

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
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 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 getaway... read more

For more than a century, the Camp Richardson location has been a place for people... read more

D.L. Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
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

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Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
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 Water Sports
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

IRIE Rafting Company

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
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

Lake Tahoe has only one outflow — the Truckee River. And for 20 years IRIE... read more

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
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

Mile High Fishing Charters

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
2438 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5312

With such an impressive body of water as Lake Tahoe, it is understandable that there would be world-class fishing within its azure water. If you're ready to catch the biggest fish possible then your best bet is organizing a fishing excursion with Mile High Fishing Charters. It's a local company that only hires those who know the secret fishing spots to Lake Tahoe, and you... read more

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Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports

Lake Tahoe 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 through their rental of full-powered personal Jet skis, the Ski-Doo GTS 300 and water ski, wakeboard, wake surf and wake skate lessons. Jet ski rentals come with all the equipment needed such as life preservers. You must be 18 to rent a Jet ski. Their lessons aren't limited to the beginner.... read more

Obexer's is a quick way to get out on the water of Lake Tahoe through... read more

Round Hill Pines Beach Resort

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
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 Amore

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 314-8866

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe Amore. Built on the concept of intertwining the romance of Venice, Italy, and their water gondolas with the stunning beauty seen from South Lake Tahoe's Tahoe Keys, it creates a spectacular experience. It truly is a boat tour that inspires a feeling of love. Perfect at sunset or anytime of day... read more

Bring love into your Lake Tahoe vacation with excursion in the gondolas of Tahoe Amore.... read more

Tahoe Boat & RV Rents

Lake Tahoe Water Sports
1064 Tomahawk Trail, Incline Village, NV
(775) 240-6448

Tahoe Boats & RV Rents makes having fun in Lake Tahoe a breeze. This is a family-run business providing the tools needed to access the water and the great outdoors. Offering rentals of both RV trailers and water-ski boats with delivery service and pickup anywhere in the basin, they take the fuss out of enjoying Lake Tahoe. They offer four different power boats that sit... read more

Tahoe Boats & RV Rents makes having fun in Lake Tahoe a breeze. This is... read more