Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association Accomplishments

  • Promoting the Lake Tahoe Water Trail as a primary public recreation resource that contributes to a sustainable economy and protects our natural resources.  Protecting lawful public access requires constant vigilance and the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association volunteer community are the eyes on the water.
  • Urging public agency support for paddling access. For example, rental kayak and SUP programs are growing at many public beach sites.  This happened in part through LTWTA participation on a public agency working group designed to identify ways to support paddling at Lake Tahoe.  As a community of advocates, we can work on keeping access points available for more of the year and encourage opening more lakeshore areas for legal camping.
  • Improving paddle information. The LTWTA website and Map & Guide is a comprehensive resource.  You can buy the Map & Guide at the stores listed here.
  • Providing input to public agencies about paddler needs, particularly in the context of the emerging aquatic invasive species inspection program.  The LTWTA’s involvement helped direct the program away from blanket prohibitions to one that relies on developing paddler stewardship values and skills to avoid spreading aquatic invasive species by becoming Tahoe Keepers.
  • Hosting annual interpretive group paddles that are fun and build our knowledge about Lake Tahoe, its natural and cultural assets.

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail has been featured in many media outlets, thanks to the efforts by the LTWTA. Check these out.

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 Backpacker – August 2012  Tahoe Quarterly – Summer 2012  Tahoe Traveler – Summer 2012

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