Five Amazing Lake Front Locations

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Timber Cove Marina - 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, Ca.

Open from 10am - 5pm | 530-544-2011 | Free parking

 

This is Kayak Tahoe's home base, located on the pier behind the Beach Retreat. The Safeway Supermarket is just across the road. Zoom in on the map and select "Sat" view to see the pier and parking area. Here you will find the largest selection of kayaks and SUP paddleboards for rent in the Tahoe area. This is a convenient launch point for visiting the Upper Truckee River and its protected marsh area. The Timber Cove pier is also home to Action Water Sports, who provide parasailing, sailboat charters, and powered watercraft. Please note, this is a first-come, first-served rental operation and reservations will only be accepted for groups of 15 to 30 and must return by 1pm. For payment we accept cash or credit card (No AMEX), please remember to bring a photo ID with you.

 

 

Directions -

 

Lat: 38 56.843N

Long: 119 57.981W

 

 

 


Vikingsholm, Emerald Bay

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

 

 

This rental location makes it possible to begin your paddling adventure right at the head of world-famous Emerald Bay. Fannette Island and the "Tea House" is just a short cruise from our rental location. Bear in mind, however, that there is no on-site parking; visitors must park at the scenic overlook on Highway 89 and walk down the path to our beach rental location just north of the pier by the Vikingsholm. Parking is limited, especially on weekends, and we recommend getting there by 10 a.m. to find a spot. The trail is paved, descends 390 feet, and is about 1 mile in length. It's easy going down, but it might be a bit of a pull coming back up. Participant MUST be over the age of 15 to take their own vessel to Fannette Island (Emerald Bay). Please note, this is a first-come first-served rental operation and no reservations will be taken. For payment we accept cash or credit card (No AMEX), please remember to bring a photo ID with you. Cellular service can be very spotty here, especially during the busy summer months and Credit Card transactions often times can not be run, please plan ahead and bring cash as a payment backup. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

 

Directions -

 

Lat: 38 57.256N

Long: 120 6.633W

 


Nevada Beach

Closed for all of the 2020 summer season due to COVID-19.

 

This National Forest Service beach offers sweeping panoramic views of Desolation Wilderness and the west shore of Lake Tahoe from a beautiful sandy beach. We offer standup Paddleboards (SUPs), kayaks, and pedal boats for rent (first-come, first-served). There is also a popular campground located directly behind the beach and offers families a great place to camp close to the water and enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe. Please note, this is a first-come first-served rental operation and no reservations will be taken. Make your first right after passing the entrance kiosk and follow the Kayak and paddleboard signs, we are right on the beach. For payment we accept cash or credit card (No AMEX), please remember to bring a photo ID with you.

 

Directions -

 

Lat: 38 58.943N

Long: 119 57.239W

 

 

 


Pope Beach

Open from 10am - 5pm| $10 parking fee |

 

This is a National Forest Service beach featuring a beautiful forested shoreline with ample shade close to the water, a sandy beach, picnic tables, and barbecues. This location is within easy paddling distance of the Upper Truckee marsh and Taylor Creek marsh. We offer kayaks, SUP paddleboards, and pedal boats for rent. Please note, this is a first-come first-served rental operation and no reservations will be taken. For payment we accept cash or credit card (No AMEX), please remember to bring a photo ID with you.

 

Directions -

 

Lat: 38 56.213N

Long: 120 1.950W

 

 


Baldwin Beach

Open from 10am - 5pm | $10 parking fee |

 

 

This is a National Forest Service beach with similar amenities to Pope Beach, although lacking BBQ facilities and shade near the water. Kayakers and SUP paddleboarders can leisurely explore nearby Taylor Creek or just cruise along the beautiful shoreline. Please note, this is a first-come first-served rental operation. Reservations are limited to multi-day rentals only. For payment we accept cash or credit card (No AMEX), please remember to bring a photo ID with you.

 

Directions -

 

Lat: 38 56.476N

Long: 120 3.863W