It’s easy to get on Lake Tahoe. The following Lake Tahoe Water Trail Day Trip Maps segment the 72-mile water route into seven paddle route itineraries that features 30 public launch/landing sites and 14 day landing sites. Follow the link for each segment to get a 2-sided map with information about launch/landing sites, paddle routes, parking, private property restrictions, seasonal closures, rentals, and other launch site amenities.
Click on the link to see and download a 2-sided Day Trip Map. Miles below are approximates.
- Day Trip Maps Overview 72 miles
- Sand Harbor 15 miles. Use the Incline Village park & ride East Shore Express for access to Sand Harbor.
- Cave Rock 10 miles – Cave Rock motor boat ramp very busy with limited parking. Advised to launch at Sand Harbor or Zephyr Cove.
- South Shore 11 miles
- Emerald Bay 10 miles – Dogs are not allowed on any trails or roads into Emerald Bay, nor on the beach.
- West Shore 10.5 miles
- Tahoe City 8.5 miles
- North Shore 12 miles
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
Find safety tips here and Frequently Asked Questions here. 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 and free. Learn how by becoming a Tahoe Keeper. Thank you.
Plan a Trip with the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Map & Guide. Only $11.99! Click here to find a store to purchase this great navigation tool.
Waterproof 24” x 37” folded map with detailed paddling and boating information for Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake.
• GPS coordinates
• Latitude/Longitude grids
• Public Launch and Landing Sites
• Public Day Landing ONLY Sites
• Underwater and Land Topography
• Paddle Shops
• Shoreline Businesses
• Points of Interest
A portion of each map sale goes to support water safety and AIS prevention.