State Park in Lake Tahoe Eastern Shore

Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park

Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park is the east shore's biggest draw. Summer crowds splash in the turquoise waters of Sand Harbor. The 15-mile Flume Trail, a mountain biker's holy grail, starts further south at Spooner Lak…
Beach in Kings Beach

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

The utilitarian character of Kings Beach belies the fact that it has some of the area's best restaurants. The town is one of the more ethnically diverse lakeshore communities with a large Latino population, many of …
Park in Lake Tahoe Northern Shore

North Tahoe Regional Park

North Tahoe Regional Park, at the northern end of National St, has hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails, a disc-golf course and nice picnic facilities.
Historic Building in Lake Tahoe Southern Shore

Vikingsholm Castle

Heiress Lora Knight's quirky mansion on the bay, Vikingsholm Castle is the focal point of Emerald Bay State Park, and a rare example of ancient Scandinavian-style architecture. Completed in 1929, it has trippy desig…
Historic Site in Lake Tahoe Southern Shore

Tallac Historic Site

Sheltered by a pine grove and bordering a wide, sandy beach, this national historic site sits on the archaeologically excavated grounds of the former Tallac Resort, a swish vacation retreat for San Francisco’s high …
State Park in Lake Tahoe Western Shore

DL Bliss State Park

DL Bliss State Park has the western shore's nicest beaches at Lester Beach and Calawee Cove. A short nature trail leads to the Balancing Rock, a giant chunk of granite perched on a rocky pedestal. Pick up informatio…
Park in Lake Tahoe Western Shore

Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Sugar Pine Point State Park occupies a promontory blanketed by a fragrant mix of pine, juniper, aspen and fir. It has a swimming beach, hiking trails, abundant fishing in General Creek, kayaking in summer, and, in w…
State Park in Truckee & Donner Lake

Donner Memorial State Park

At the eastern end of Donner Lake, this state-run park occupies one of the sites where the doomed Donner Party got trapped during the fateful winter of 1846–47. Though its history is gruesome, the park is gorgeous a…
Casino in Kings Beach

CalNeva Resort & Casino

Straddling the state border, CalNeva Resort evokes a colorful history of ghosts, mobsters and ex-owner Frank Sinatra.
Museum in South Lake Tahoe & Stateline

Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum

A small but interesting museum displays artifacts from Tahoe’s pioneer past, including Washoe tribal baskets, vintage black-and-white films, hoary mining memorabilia and a model of a classic Lake Tahoe steamship. On…