Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Adrift Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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

DL Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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. To help enjoy the area even more, there... read more

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Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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 Thing to Do
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 Thing to Do
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

Tahoe City Kayak

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
521 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-4336

Tahoe City Kayak offers everything you could need if you desire to go kayaking or standup paddleboarding in 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 addition to selling boards, boats, accessories and gear, it also gives tours, with various types... read more

Tahoe City Kayak offers everything you could need if you desire to go kayaking or... read more

The BackCountry

Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
11400 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0909
1602 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA
(530) 581-4707

The BackCountry is a full-service store outfitting every type of outdoor activity that can be done in the area. With dozens of bicycles (road and mountain) plus standup paddleboards (SUP) and kayaks amassed in the parking lot at its Truckee location, it’s difficult to miss. The interior of the store is stocked with more gear and apparel for every season and adventure sport. Cycling, particularly... read more

The BackCountry is a full-service store outfitting every type of outdoor activity that can be... read more

Waterman's Landing

Patton Landing Beach
Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
5166 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA
(530) 546-3590

Waterman's Landing is a place of gathering, fun and gratitude for the fun that the shores of Lake Tahoe provide. A collective of local businesses as well as a small cafe, this year-round hotspot is nestled on Patton Landing Beach. With easy access to Lake Tahoe, Waterman's Landing provides kayak and paddleboard tours and lessons as well rentals of paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and other water... read more

Waterman's Landing is a place of gathering, fun and gratitude for the fun that the... read more

West End Beach of Donner Lake

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Lake Tahoe Thing to Do
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 during the day, there is a modest admission fee to enter... read more

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