Summer Activities in Lake Tahoe

Stay warm and fall in love with Lake Tahoe's' picturesque outdoor summer activities. Lake Tahoe is one of the most stunning natural destinations in California with year-round appeal. Summer adds the possibility of swimming, water-skiing, as well as camping at the numerous Lake Tahoe area parks and private campgrounds. Check out all our summer activities you can do during your stay with SkyRun Vacation Rentals.

 

Public Beaches

Public Beaches

At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide it is the largest Alpine lake in North America. The beautiful panoramic mountain views can be experienced from every beach on the 72-mile shoreline! North Lake Tahoe’s Hidden Beach is very popular and located near Incline Village. Even though it might be hard to find, and parking is limited, everyone agrees the effort is worth it! Chimney Beach is a delightful sandy beach that is found six miles south of Incline Village, and it is one of Lake Tahoe’s few dog-friendly beaches. Looking for a large recreation area? Kings Beach Recreation Area is one of the best spots for water sports rentals and is great for families as well as large groups. You will find a playground, volleyball courts, and shaded picnic tables ready for the perfect beach day! 

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Golfing

Golfing

Looking for a challenge on the links? Discover world-class North Lake Tahoe golf courses that are one in a million, from the amazing views and clean mountain air to the professional services and fantastic amenities. These are among the most scenic courses in North America, offering a unique golfing experience. Best of all, there are plenty of golf courses in Lake Tahoe to choose from. Consider navigating the acres of stately pines and blue sagebrush at Old Greenwood Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. You may just have your best game yet at the secluded Coyote Moon Golf Course with its rolling hills, enormous granite outcroppings, delicious scent of wildflowers, and beautiful Trout Creek gurgling in the background. You might take on the challenge at the Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course, nestled at the base of Squaw Valley USA. Another popular golf venue is Northstar Golf Course, with its blend of majestic pines and partial valley for a one-of-a-kind experience. 

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Lure & Fly Fishing

Lure & Fly Fishing

No matter what the season, it’s time to fish at Lake Tahoe. Grab a fishing rod and let the North Lake Tahoe fishing guides take you to best fishing spots on the lake! Between the mackinaw, rainbow trout, brown trout and Kokanee salmon you are sure to come back plenty on your string. Whether you are on the lake or hitting one of the many local streams, this is your chance to come home with a fishing story everyone will enjoy! Check out Mickey’s Big Mack Charters at Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. You will find their fishing boat equipped with the latest in electronics and gear. If a more personal experience is what you are after, book a private charter with Captain Chris’ Fishing Charters. Captain Chris will guide you to some of Lake Tahoe’s best-kept secret fishing holes, as well as fillet your catch for you when you get back to shore.

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Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

Prepare to get splashed when you book a whitewater-rafting trip with Tributary Whitewater Tours. Navigating rivers such as the Truckee, American, Yuba, and Carson is made easy with their trained guides, who will give you a fun-filled and unforgettable adventure. The Lake Tahoe Adventure Company will set you up with a roller-coaster kayaking trip, a mountain biking escapade, hiking expedition, guided rock climbing trip, or a combination of two or three of these for a multi-sport experience. 

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Marinas & Watersports

Marinas & Watersports

North Lake Tahoe marinas are located from Sunnyside to Sand Harbor and as with most marinas during the summers, parking can fill up quickly so be sure to plan ahead. Most of the marinas include boat launch locations to full-service marinas offering fueling docks, deli, convenience store, and boat rentals.  If boating isn’t your thing you can always rent kayaks for the lake, as well as stand up paddle-boards (SUP). 

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Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

There are many North Lake Tahoe hiking trails to choose from, so lace up those hiking boots, throw on some the sunscreen and head off for an adventure into the wilderness. You will be satisfied with beautiful scenery, glances of area wildlife, and crisp mountain air. Here you'll find some our nearby favorite trails for all levels.

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Mountain & Road Biking

Mountain & Road Biking

North Lake Tahoe biking trails offer breathtaking scenery and an adrenaline rush like never before! Beginners can enjoy easy cross country trail rides, while advanced riders get a thrill out of technical downhill runs. The Flume Trail mountain bike trail is outstanding with easy to moderate terrain and incredible views. The ride up to Watson Lake is fairly secluded and offers a great workout.

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