Conservancy and NV State Lands Grants will Complete Signage in 2018

SBC Secures Funding to Complete Lake Tahoe Water Trail Signage System and Mobile Mapping Water Safety Tool To help paddlers have a safe and fun adventure while protecting the watershed, Sierra Business Council has received funding support to complete the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Educational Wayfinding Interpretive Signage, and a lake access mobile mapping/marine conditions […]

Find Your Way with Trailhead Signage

To help paddlers have a safe a fun adventure, educational wayfinding interpretive signage will be installed at 11 trailheads along the 72-mile Lake Tahoe Water Trail located on the map below by the brown paddler. Signs feature vital water safety and weather information, aquatic invasive species prevention and resource conservation tips, a mapped paddle route […]

Waterproof Map & Guide On Sale Now

Perfect for navigating Lake Tahoe, plan your next paddling, fishing or boating adventure with the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Map & Guide. Only $11.99! Available at a location listed below. Waterproof 24” x 37” folded map with detailed paddling and boating information for Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. • GPS coordinates • Latitude/Longitude grids […]

2017 Lake Tahoe SUP Events

Join the Tahoe paddle community along the Water Trail at these SUP events.

2017 Tahoe Boat and Paddle Inspection News

Paddlers are not currently required to have boats and gear inspected unless you’ve been in infected waters. Please visit to learn how to self-inspect your gear and earn a free credentials packet and Tahoe Keepers stickers. However, inspections and decontaminations for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards or anything are free for paddlers who have recently […]

Donner Lake Mandatory Inspections

Watercraft inspections are mandatory for all motorized watercraft launching on Donner Lake to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species. Non-motorized watercraft may be subject to an inspection prior to entering Donner Lake if determined necessary by the Town of Truckee or its designee. Inspections are provided at the Lake Forest Boat Launch in Tahoe City, […]

Madrona Vineyards Donation Supports Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Madroña Vineyards, one of the premiere wineries in the Sierra Foothills and El Dorado County, has turned its unique Lake Tahoe labeled wines into a fundraiser to protect Lake Tahoe. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail received a considerable donation of $1,500 in December 2015 for its commitment to help paddlers have a safe and fun […]

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Grant Supports Water Trail Signage Project

September 1, 2015 – Sierra Business Council has been chosen as a recipient of a Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) grant from the 2015 Nature Grant Cycle in the amount of $7,500 to support the planning process for educational Lake Tahoe Water Trail Wayfinding Trailhead Signage to help paddlers have a safe and fun adventure, […]

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Winter Paddling Tips

Warm weather lately has created perfect conditions for paddling on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail this winter. The temperatures have been in the low 50s during mid-day with plenty of sun, no wind and no crowds! If you go paddling, please note you will find more limited launch opportunities and fewer trailhead facilities such as restrooms available. Many […]