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 with GPS coordinates, campgrounds, and public launch/landing sites.


Look for this paddler image to find public beaches with signage.

  1. William Kent Beach & Campground
  2. Commons Beach, Tahoe City
  3. Lake Forest Boat Ramp & Campground
  4. Watermans Landing, Carnelian Bay
  5. Tahoe Vista Recreation Area & Boat Launch
  6. North Tahoe Beach
  7. Kings Beach State Recreation Area
  8. Sand Harbor Nevada State Park
  9. Cave Rock Nevada State Park
  10. El Dorado Beach/Lakeview Commons, South Lake Tahoe
  11. Regan Beach, South Lake Tahoe

Sign production was funded by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and Placer County (6 signs), Nevada Department of Wildlife (2 signs), and the City of South Lake Tahoe (2 signs).

Managed by Sierra Business Council, LTWT Signage is a role model of collaboration; from the development of educational messages to funding.  Planning and design fees for the LTWT Sign Panel were funded by TRPA EIP AIS education funds and the Tahoe Lakefront Owners’ Association, augmented by a Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Nature Grant.  Sign design was created by Fallon Multimedia in Reno, NV.

In 2015, six land managers and recreation providers who manage public lake access and resources – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Nevada State Parks, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe City Public Utility District and the City of South Lake Tahoe – agreed to develop the educational LTWT Trailhead system for 20 designated public launch/landing sites with facilities.

The need for LTWT Signage was identified as a priority TRPA Environmental Improvement Project in 2007 in order to provide improved lake access. In 2011, the collaborative Lake Tahoe Non-Motorized Boating Working Group of public/private stakeholders expanded the signage purpose to enhance the user experience by improving water safety, wayfinding, reducing user conflicts, and encouraging resource stewardship and AIS prevention.