Tahoe South Blog
Pure Liquid Fun along the Water Trail
It’s time to get up close and personal with our deep blue lake on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail.
There’s a trail on the water? Actually, it’s a mapped 72-mile water route along the shoreline with public launch/landing sites or “trailheads,” Day Trip paddle itineraries, and navigation tools to guide you along Lake Tahoe’s forested coastline and miles of sandy beaches.
Whether you’re looking to access waterfront attractions or to get lost in the wildness of nature, you’ll find it along the Water Trail.
As the only paddling source for Lake Tahoe, the Water Trail website and maps will help you find paddle routes to match your ability and curiosity levels, paddle shops or rental gear on the beach. You’ll also find water safety and Tahoe Keeper aquatic invasive species prevention tips, and places to take your dog. The free Day Trip Maps include details about parking, on-site facilities and amenities, as well as public beach access to nearby hiking trails, restaurants, shopping, historic sites, lodging and campgrounds.
Paddling our hypnotic blue water immersed in mountain beauty, the Water Trail leads you to towering rock faces and old growth forests, historic sites, bird watching sanctuaries, picnics on the beach or a lakeside bistro. This is how to really feel the pulse of summer, to experience the fun and magic, and our intense love of wild nature that inspires us to take care of this special place.
For the entire 72-mile route, you’ll want to buy the large, 4-color waterproof Water Trail Map & Guide. It includes underwater and land topography, latitude/longitude coordinates, GPS waypoints, and shoreline services and points of interest for Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake to help you navigate our water world. The Map & Guide can be ordered online or found at listed locations.
Whether you’re looking for a new spot to SUP or planning to kayak around Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Water Trail has the resources to help you make the trip.