One of the more exciting adventures is spending a few days and nights on an extended paddle trip. Most paddlers spend a night or two camping under the stars at developed campgrounds along the Water Trail.
And some enjoy a fine meal and a warm bed at a lake shore lodge. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail has it all!
Where to Stay
The Overnight Trip Map below works with our 7 Day Trip Maps so you can find campgrounds and lodges accessible from the lake and approximate the distances between them. Follow the links to make a reservation before you arrive, particularly for the June – August period. Consider scheduling your trip during September or early October; the weather is still warm and the lake and overnight accommodations are less crowded. Need more help? Contact one of our paddle outfitters or shops! Always plan your overnight stay based on weather forecasts, have backup support (rides to drop off points and frequent check-ins for safety purposes), file a Float Plan with friends and/or family, and be safe.
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.