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Spring and Summer Activities In South Lake Tahoe, Where Adventure Lives

South Lake Tahoe is a breathtaking destination for spring and summer fun with natural scenery that will blow your mind. The blue-green waters of Lake Tahoe offer endless spring and summer activities, including kayaking, boating, sailing, swimming, windsurfing, paddle boarding and fishing. Hike through beautiful state parks to towering waterfalls, bike heart-pounding downhill tracks, or ride the gondola up the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy summer beach bumming and BBQs on the sand or rent a boat and cruise through Emerald Bay. Discover all the amazing things to do in Lake Tahoe during the spring and summer seasons at the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, located right on the southern shores of Lake Tahoe.

Timber Cove Marina

Located right at the Beach Retreat & Lodge in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, the full-service marina rents kayaks, paddle boards, power boats, pedal boats, sailboats and jet skis through Action Watersports, as well as beach cabanas, lounge chairs and umbrellas. Timber Cove Marina offers a fuel dock, gift shop, sailing cruises, private charters, and Tahoe Thunder rides. It's also a stop for the Fun Runner Water Taxi for summer adventures and sightseeing on Lake Tahoe.
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Timber Cove Marina Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Cruises

Glide across the beautiful blue-green waters of Lake Tahoe on the Tahoe Queen and the M.S. Dixie II. Enjoy lunch, dinner and sunset cruises on these paddle wheel boats with food, drinks, music and jaw-dropping views of the lake, waterfalls and surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Cruise to Emerald Bay, one of Lake Tahoe's most breathtaking destinations, and see Fannete Island and Vikingsholm Castle. The M.S. Dixie II departs from Zephyr Cove, Nevada, about 5 miles from the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe.
760 US Hwy 50
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Lake Tahoe Cruises Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Lakeside Beach

Spend a summer day at this beautiful sandy beach on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Lakeside Beach is a sandy spot for swimming, sunning, picnics, and summer fun in South Lake Tahoe. The beach offers chairs and umbrella rentals, a volleyball net, picnic tables, a play area, and a lifeguard. The Lakeside Marina offers boat, kayak, and jet ski rentals and is a stop for the water taxi from the Timber Cove Marina at the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe. Summer beach passes are $5  for kids and $10 for adults.
4081 Lakeshore Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Lakeside Beach Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Pope Beach

Hugging the south shore of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89, Pope Beach is a quiet sandy stretch nestled among dunes and native pine trees. The public, day-use beach is an idyllic place for swimming, sunbathing, picnics, water sports, windsurfing, kayaking, non-motor boating, fishing, and nature viewing. Just 3 miles northwest of the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, and connected to a bike path, Pope Beach offers kayak rentals, food concessions, and incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
CA-89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Pope Beach Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Van Sickle is one the most beautiful and accessible parks in the South Tahoe Basin. The state park offers easy to moderate hiking trails studded with rock outcroppings with amazing views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountain peaks. A short climb from the trailhead transports you to the serenity of the forest. Connected to the backcountry and the Tahoe Rim Trail, designated by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the country's top ten trails, the park is a popular spot for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding.
Incline Village, NV 89452
Van Sickle Bi-State Park Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Hiking Mt. Tallac Trail

Located 3.5 miles north of South Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Mt. Tallac Trail offers 10.5 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, from easy to difficult, with a 3,500-foot elevation gain. One of the more scenic and challenging hikes in the South Lake Tahoe area, climbing the face of Mount Tallac, the trail offers spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cathedral Lake and the Desolation Wilderness. Mount Tallac is a 9,739-foot mountain peak within the Eldorado National Forest.
Mt. Tallac Road B Trail Head
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Hiking Mt. Tallac Trail Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Lower Eagle Falls

Hike the scenic mountain trail through Emerald Bay State Park to the spectacular Lower Eagles Falls. Start at the 1-mile Lower Eagles Trail from the parking lot down to the waters of Emerald Bay, one of the most beautiful spots in the South Tahoe Basin, then take the 0.3-mile trail from the Visitor Center to the set of tiered waterfalls that cascade into the sparkling bay and Eagle Creek. Located in South Lake Tahoe, this awesome waterfall is a must-see in the spring, falling in two large cascades.
138 Emerald Bay Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Lower Eagle Falls Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Emerald Bay State Park

One of the most beautiful places in South Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park is a National Natural Landmark. Centered around the topaz-blue waters of Emerald Bay, the California state park features several hiking trails, including the Rubicon Trail, the cascades of Eagle Falls, and Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion of Scandinavian architecture. Cruise Emerald Bay, surrounded by majestic Sierra peaks, on a paddleboat or rent a boat from the Timber Cove Marina.
138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Emerald Bay State Park Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

Heavenly Mountain Gondola

Enjoy a scenic 2.4-mile ride up Heavenly Mountain in the spring and summer and soak up panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada peaks. On your way up the mountain, stop at the Observation Deck to snap a few photos. At the top, take the Tamarack Express chairlift to a series of hiking trails and the most breathtaking views of the blue-green lake. You can take the Heavenly Shuttle from the Beach Retreat & Lodge to the gondola in Heavenly Village.
1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Heavenly Mountain Gondola Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Fishing

Lake Tahoe is a popular fishing destination and home to a variety of fish, including lake (mackinaw), rainbow and brown trout, kokanee salmon, and largemouth bass. Try fishing from a pier, from the beach or on a fishing charter to the deep waters of this deep alpine lake. Some top fishing spots in South Lake Tahoe include Fallen Leaf Lake and Taylor Creek. The Timber Cove Marina at the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe offers fishing charters on Lake Tahoe and boat and gear rentals. You will need either a California or Nevada Fishing License before heading out.
South Lake Tahoe Fishing Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe
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