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Cave Rock State Park
In the Sierra Nevada mountain range, tucked along the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, Cave Rock is a great place to put in a boat and explore the crystalline waters of the largest alpine lake in North America. The boat launch offers a double ramp and the park has more than 40 spaces for trailer parking. A small beach at the south end of the park provides a perfect place for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling, as well as a good spot to launch a canoe or kayak. A steep shoreline and rocky shoals make this a great location for fishing and enjoying the majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset. It costs $7 off-season, and $10 during the summer.
There are three picnic areas located in the park. One is located by the beach at the south end of the park, one is across from the restroom and the other is at the north end by the boat ramp. Picnic areas have tables and barbecue pits.
The boat launch includes one double ramp with a dock separating the ramps and over 40 spaces for trailer parking. Offsite watercraft inspections are required for all motorized watercraft as a part of the new program that is helping to protect Lake Tahoe from the threat of invasive species such as the Quagga and Zebra mussels. Boat Launch Hours: Summer, May 1 through September 30, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winter, October 1 through April 30, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Hours are subject to change and/or closure. For more information visit tahoeboatinspections.com.
A steep shoreline and rocky shoals make this area a good location for fishing. However, there is no fishing allowed on the beach or in the boat ramp area.
There is a small beach located at the south end of the park where park visitors can swim, sunbathe, play in the sand, scuba dive, snorkel and launch non-motorized watercraft.