Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

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Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

Nevada

(775) 831-0494

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Things To Do

Overview

Relax at the sandy beaches, or gaze at the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe. At Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, there are numerous different areas for visitors to explore and enjoy. From the rocky shoreline of the lake, to the meadows and forest wildflowers, this park has something for every visitor. Picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, and cross-country skiing are some of the more popular recreational opportunities available. Both summer and winter recreation makes this park popular year-round.

Map of Lake Tahoe Nevada (NV)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.165302, -119.888714

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Activities

  • Boating

    Sand Harbor's summer launching hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and winter hours are from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boat launch includes two wave protected double ramps with docks and adjacent parking. Parking fills to capacity early on summer weekends.

  • Fishing

    Spooner Lake is a catch-and-keep with a five trout limit. The lake is stocked annually with trout.

    Ice fishing access trail is now available at Spooner Lake. People that ice fish do so at their own risk and should use extreme caution when walking on the ice. The park does not monitor ice thickness.

  • Hiking

    An easy 2-mile trail circles Spooner Lake. Osprey, waterfowl, and other wildlife are abundant, as are meadow and forest wildflowers. Interpretive displays provide information along the trail.

    Several commonly used trailheads provide access into the backcountry. Other popular access points are Tunnel Creek Road on Highway 28 south of Inline Village, the Tahoe Rim Trail at Spooner Summit on Highway 50, the Flume Trail above Sand Harbor, and Ash Canyon and Lakeview Trailhead near Carson City.

  • Picnicking

    Developed picnic sites are spread throughout the Jeffrey pines and white firs that shade the bluff above Spooner Lake. Cave Rock, a small day-use area, also provides picnic sites and a small sandy beach.

  • Water Sports

    Gently sloping beaches, crystal-clear water, and interesting rock formations allow for wonderful swimming and scuba diving.

  • Winter Sports

    In winter, the Spooner Lake Outdoor Company provides an extensive network of groomed cross-country ski trails along with lessons and ski rentals.

Directions

Driving

Sand Harbor is located three miles south of Incline Village on State Route 28. Memorial Point and Hidden Beach, are situated between Incline Village and Sand Harbor. Spooner Lake is at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50, and Cave Rock is located along U.S. 50 near Zephyr Cove.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(775) 831-0494

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