Dog on beach at Lake Tahoe

Dog-Friendly Beaches

Dog-Friendly Beaches in North Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking for the best dog-friendly beaches, North Lake Tahoe has you covered. From Tahoe City all the way to the east shore, there isn’t a beach in sight that won’t deliver on spectacular views and crystal clear waters. With so many things to do in Lake Tahoe, there’s an endless amount of outdoor activities for you and your furry friends to discover.

Kings Beach Picnic Area

Adjacent to Coon Street Beach, Kings Beach Picnic Area, is conveniently located near downtown Kings Beach. This shaded area is a perfect place to have lunch at one of the many picnic tables offered and take a break from the sun. This marked beach area allows dogs but keep in mind this is a very rocky beach at the shoreline and may not be ideal for all dogs.

Hidden Beach

Hidden Beach is part of the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and is located just south of Incline Village. Finding this beach can be a bit tricky. After all, they don’t call it Hidden Beach for nothing! You’ll find paid parking to this pet-friendly beach available near Tunnel Creek Cafe, where you can access the Tahoe East Shore Trail and walk to Hidden Beach. With almost 750 feet of beach to run along, your pups will love to play off-leash along the shoreline.

Are Dogs Allowed at Hidden Beach Lake Tahoe?

Yes, with almost 750 feet of beach, your spirited pups will love to play off-leash and run along this incredible pebble shoreline.

Patton Landing Beach

Patton Landing Beach is located in beautiful Carnelian Bay. Not only does this lively beach allow leashed dogs on the eastern side, but they can also join you on the deck of Waterman’s Landing, a gourmet coffee house located right on the beach! Patton Landing Beach is also quickly becoming one of the most popular areas for stand-up paddleboarding. If you have an adventure-seeking dog, this is one of the best pet-friendly beaches that is certainly worth a visit.

Carnelian West Beach

Also located in the gorgeous Carnelian Bay is Carnelian West Beach, a public beach located next to the legendary North Lake Tahoe favorite, Gar Woods Grill and Pier. This beach is pet-friendly and equipped with a parking lot that is designated for both the beach and restaurant for quick and easy access.

Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor is without a doubt one of the most picturesque beaches in Lake Tahoe. Though pets are only allowed during the off-season, October 15 through April 15, this beach is absolutely one to check out if you have the chance. This park offers a large and very convenient parking lot for a fee of $10 for Nevada registered vehicles and $15 for out-of-state registered vehicles and is filled on a first come first serve basis. Though the boat launch ramp at Sand Harbor is dependent on the water levels every season, it is open for kayak and paddleboard launches. So, if you have an adventure pet that loves riding along wherever you go, this is the beach for you.

Beaches That Allow Dogs in Reno and Sparks

Though the beaches that allow dogs in North Lake Tahoe are spectacular, there are some other places in the Reno Tahoe area that you may not have considered taking your four-legged friends but are definitely a must-visit.

Sparks Marina

The Sparks Marina is a 77-acre lake property with a two-mile walking path that extends around the entire lake. There are two sandy beaches, picnic areas and a designated dog park with access to the water. Leashed dogs are welcome on the walking path and the beaches, which makes this a pet paradise, right in the heart of Sparks.

Truckee River

The Truckee River flows for 120 miles from gorgeous Lake Tahoe, through Reno, NV to Pyramid Lake. All along the river, you’ll find perfect stretches of water that are ideal to stop at with your walking buddy. There are trails all along the river, like the Truckee River Legacy Trail or the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail, that offer popular dog walking paths and spectacular views.

Pyramid Lake

At 15 miles long and 11 miles wide, Pyramid Lake is dog heaven. Pyramid Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Nevada and is the end of the magnificent Truckee River. With so much room to roam and beautiful desert scenery from all angles, this is the perfect place to take your dog for the day or even an overnight camping adventure. Day use and camping permits are required at Pyramid Lake and can be purchased online.

Dog-Friendly Things To Do in Reno Tahoe

Reno Tahoe gives a whole new meaning to “must love dogs”. The area boasts dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, bars and things to do with your furry friends. During any season there is an abundance of dog-friendly outings in Reno Tahoe. Whether you and your companion like to run on nature trails, take it to the mountains for some cross country skiing or soak up the sun on the beach, Reno Tahoe is sure to give you an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience.

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