We’re thrilled to be welcoming back so many of our annual summer visitors to North Lake Tahoe, but we know that things probably feel a little different this year. While we’re missing some of our favorite summer celebrations and events, we also know this is a great time to experience something new! Read on to learn about some of our favorite discoveries for Tahoe this summer:
Typically Bring the Whole Family For a Day at Tahoe Donner’s Beach Club Marina? Try Donner Memorial State Park!
The Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina IS open, but reservations are available to small groups only, for 90-minute periods. Are you traveling with the extended family, or looking to settle in for a longer beach day? We highly recommend accessing Donner Lake via the State Park instead.
If you’re traveling by car, enter just before the Beach Club Marina entrance. Parking is $10 per vehicle for day use (a steal compared to Tahoe Donner’s $16/person guest fee). There are several parking areas throughout the park. For those looking for watercraft, pontoon and peddle boats, seadoos and kayaks are all available to rent. And for families looking to social distance, the south shore of the lake offers numerous coves where you can set up for the day and have plenty of space to yourself.
We highly recommend arriving early to secure parking and ideal lake access!
No Reservations Available For your Neighborhood Swimming Pool? Try a Float Down the Truckee River!
While outdoor swimming pools remain open in most locations around Tahoe, reservations may be harder to come by this year as aquatic venues work to keep capacity down and recreators safe. Luckily, North Lake Tahoe is full of easy ways to get out on the water! If you haven’t tried it yet, we highly recommend a float down the Truckee River.
Enter the river in Tahoe City, and enjoy a leisurely, self-guided, 5 mile float to the exit point at Alpine Meadows. Anchor your raft and take a dip in a swimming hold, or dock on a sandbar for a lunch or sunbathing break.
Professional rafting companies have modified operations for your safety, but ARE open for business. Book online with a company like Truckee River Raft to ensure your spot and remember to wear a mask during check-in and transport.
Missing Your Favorite Tahoe Concert on the Beach? Check out Virtual Vibes 2020!
Summer in North Lake Tahoe is typically synonymous with daily outdoor concerts. This year, a crowded concert venue is a no-go, but you can still enjoy our local talent thanks to the North Tahoe Business Association’s Virtual Vibes 2020.
For five summer evenings, you can stream live, local music or tune in to 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio to enjoy. Bonus points if you grab take out from one of our awesome local restaurants to enjoy as you listen in the backyard of your vacation rental!
Learn more or support Virtual Vibes here.