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Reno-Tahoe Picnic Guide

Welcome to the picnic world: Reno-Tahoe!

Lake Tahoe has a wide variety of picnic areas. Please check out our North Shore, East Shore, West Shore and South Shore picnic guides for more information... and see you there!

North Shore

Agatam Beach
SR 28, Tahoe Vista, Agatam Street
300 foot beach & lawn area

Coon Street Picnic Area
East side of Kings Beach
Playground, boat launch (dependent on lake level)

Kings Beach Recreation Area
Center of Kings Beach

Lake Forest Beach
One mile east of Tahoe City

Moondunes Beach
Tahoe Vista near Pino Grande
Portable restroom available during the summer, no public parking, 600 foot swimming beach

North Tahoe Beach Center
Kings Beach
Fee for sauna, clubhouse, hot tub, weights

North Tahoe Marina
Tahoe Vista on SR 28
No restrooms, boat launch

North Tahoe Regional Park
Tahoe Vista
Playground, hiking trails, volleyball, softball

Patton Beach
SR 28 in Carnelian Bay
Portable restroom available during the summer, washed carnelian stone beach

Sand Harbor Nevada State Park
South of Incline Village
Boat launch

Secline Beach
End of Secline Street, Kings Beach
No restrooms, 300 foot beach

Tahoe City Commons Beach
Center of Tahoe City

Tahoe State Recreation Area
Next to McDonalds, Tahoe City

Truckee Regional Park
SR 267, Truckee
Playground, par course, baseball, tennis

West End Beach
West End of Donner Lake, Truckee
Playground, volleyball, tennis

William B. Layton Memorial Park
Tahoe City
Rocky shore, grass, Gatekeepers Museum

East Shore

Round Hill Pines Beach
U.S. HWY 50 at Round Hill
Boat rentals, boat launch

Zephyr Cove Beach
U.S. HWY 50 at Zephyr Cove
Boat rentals, cruises

West Shore

L. Bliss State Park
SR 89, south of Meeks Bay
Beach, hiking trails

Kaspian Recreation Area
SR 89 south of Sunnyside

Meeks Bay Campground
Ten miles south of Tahoe City
Boat launch, sandy beach

Sugar Pine Point State Park
North of Meeks Bay
Free pier

William Kent Campground
SR 89 at Sunnyside
Rocky beach

South Shore

Baldwin Beach
SR 89, 4 miles south of the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson Beach
SR 89, 2.5 miles north of the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe
Playground, boat rentals

Connolly Beach
U.S. HWY 50 at Timber Cove Lodge
No firepits, boat launch nearby

El Dorado Beach
Between Rufus Allen & Lakeview
Playground, boat launch (dependent on lake level)

Emerald Bay Beach
Emerald Bayno
Firepits, boat dock, hiking trails, Eagle Falls, Vikingsholm Castle

Fallen Leaf Lake
Fallen Leaf Lake Road. Off SR 89
Boat launch

Kiva Beach
SR 89, 2.5 miles north of the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach
Elk Point Road near Roundhill & U.S. HWY 50
Boat launch at south end

Pope Beach
SR 89, 2 miles north of the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe

Regan Beach
West of U.S. HWY 50 at Lakeview & Sacramento
No firepits and no fires or alcohol allowed, playground

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