Dogs: Pups and SUPs

If you want to paddle with your dog, please bring a bag to pick up the poop and discard it properly. Do not leave the poop bag on the shore or trail. That’s litter too.

Due to our fragile environment, there are limited beaches where we can take our beloved canines. Although dogs are not allowed on designated swimming beaches there are many places for you and your dog to play in the water. Make sure you have a 6 foot leash, poop bags, and collar with ID tag.

East Shore Beaches

Along Highway 28, take a hike with your dog down to several public beaches including Chimney Beach, Hidden Beach and Secret Cove. You can find some great rocks to hang out, sandy beaches and breathtaking views. Please pick up after your pet. Incline Beach is private. No dogs allowed.

North Lake Tahoe

Racoon Street Beach in Kings Beach, California
Specified Dog Beach located to the east (left if looking at the Lake) of the boat launch on Racoon Street with parking area, picnic tables and bathrooms. This is not a sandy beach, it is a rock beach.

Carnelian West Beach in Carnelian Bay – Leashed dogs are welcomed.

Waterman’s Landing – Carnelian Bay
Leashed dogs are permitted to the east of the bridge over the wetland, while the west side of that beach is for people only. There is also a cafe for coffee or lunch and parking.

Lake Forest Beach at the end of Bristlecone located at Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City – 530.583.3796. Dogs are only allowed west of the foot bridge.

West Shore

William Kent – (directly north of Sunny Side), Kaspian, and the public access side of Chambers Beach.

Dog Parks or Parks where you can take your dog.

North Lake Tahoe dog friendly options.

Tahoe City Dog Park – 375 Grove Street at Highway 28 – 530.583.3796. Open dawn to dusk. Closed Wednesday mornings until noon for maintenance. Fenced, but no restrooms.

North Tahoe Regional Park – 6600 Donner Road, one mile west of Highway 267 and one mile north of Highway 28 in Tahoe Vista – 530.546.4212. Pets are allowed in the North Tahoe Regional Park and on the trails but are prohibited from all athletic fields (grass and turf) for health and safety reasons. Dogs must be leashed.

South Lake Tahoe

Bijou Community Park – Located in the center of the City of South Lake Tahoe.

Dogs are NOT allowed:

  • On any trails or roads into Emerald Bay, nor on the beach
  • On any hiking trails or the beach at D.L. Bliss or Sugar Pine Point State Parks. (Dogs on 6′ leash are allowed in the campgound, picnic areas, and paved roads.)

Dogs allowed –

  • Tallac Historic Site from Valhalla Pier to Tallac Point (where the Lake of the Sky Trail meets the lakefront). Leashed dogs with ID collar and poop bags welcome!
  • Regan Beach Dog Area, located far east side
  • Kiva Beach at Tallac Historic Site
  • North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort
Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Veterinarians and more
If you want to paddle without your dog, check out TahoeDog.comDogGoneCrazy – Tahoe Vista – 530.546.2484
Truckee Tahoe Pet Lodge – Truckee – 530.582.7628
South Lake Tahoe pet friendly businesses, visit www.petslovetahoe.com
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