Lake Tahoe offers more than 72 miles of shoreline with 41 public launch/landing sites and 16 day landing sites. Tahoe’s sandy beaches and rocky inlets are ideal conditions for kayaks, paddle boards, and other non-motorized watercraft.
The map below breaks the 72 mile route into seven segments for a variety of day trip experiences, where you’ll find parking and restrooms during the summer paddling season. Follow the link for each Day Trip to get a more detailed map and table with information about parking fees, public launch/landing sites and day landings, private property restrictions, seasonal closures, and other launch site amenities.
Before you launch at Tahoe, all watercraft and gear must be Cleaned, Drained and Dry to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species. Self inspecting and decontaminating your gear is easy. Learn how by becoming a Tahoe Keeper.
Click on the link to see and download a PDF map.
- Lake Tahoe Water Trail Overview
- East Shore – Sand Harbor
- East Shore – Cave Rock
- South Shore
- Emerald Bay
- West Shore
- Tahoe City
- North Shore
It’s a big lake. Be Prepared. Before you paddle, check the daily Lake Tahoe marine forecast. Check GPS and Weather Conditions -
- North Lake Tahoe – Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, NV
- South Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, NV, El Dorado Beach
Plan a Trip with the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Map & Guide. Only $11.99! Map sales support trail usage education.
Waterproof & Tear Proof, 24” x 37”, folded map. Topographic map with detailed paddling and boating information for Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake.
• GPS coordinates
• Lat/Long grids
• 41 Public Launch and Landing Sites
• 16 Public Day Landing Sites
• Outfitters, shops
• Points of Interest
Created through a partnership with Adventure Maps, a portion of each map sale goes to support the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association. Preview the Map here (you will be directed to the Adventure Map website.)