Paddle the deep blue water of Lake Tahoe and experience the timeless beauty of the Lake in the Sky. Plan to spend an hour, a day, or several days along the Water Trail. Lake Tahoe offers more than 72 miles of shoreline with 30 public launch/landing sites and 14 day landing ONLY sites, segmented into 7 Day Trips.
- Day Trips. If you only have a few hours, download a free Day Trip Map or purchase the waterproof Map & Guide. [Read more]
- Overnight Trips. This is how to do Tahoe. Camp in a developed campground or stay in a luxury lodge. Getting there on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail is most of the fun! [Read more]
- Clean, Drain & Dry. If you are bringing your own gear, it must be Clean, Drained and Dry to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species at Lake Tahoe.
Learn how to self-inspect and decontaminate your gear and become a Tahoe Keeper here. Better yet, rent from a Tahoe paddle shop and you’ll be good to go! If you are unsure if your gear is clean, go to a Tahoe Boat Inspection Station.
If you paddle in Nevada, you are required to have a NV AIS Decal.
- Lake Conditions and Safety. Lake Tahoe is a large, cold lake. Even on the hottest summer days. Be prepared and plan your paddle trip around wind and weather conditions, and know safety requirements and procedures. [Read more]
- Paddle Proud. Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, protect shoreline vegetation and wildlife habitats, and leave no trace at launch and landing sites. [Read more]
- Share the Trail. Help reduce user conflicts by understanding the needs of other boaters, swimmers, and private property owners. [Read more]