Can it be true there's a place where the snow meets the sand? At Lake Tahoe only a short drive separates you from both. You can enjoy a longer ski season well into May, and the warmth of the sand on your toes all in the same day. Check out these two recreation areas at Lake Tahoe that offer lake shore, water and trail exploration!
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
This park is open year-round, however the warmer spring, summer and fall months are when it's perfect for playing at the shore and taking a paddle on the lake. With 700 feet of lake shore, kids and adults will love relaxing on the beach, splashing in the water and enjoying a variety of water recreation out on the bountiful blue water. Families will love the variety of activities at the recreation area. With a playground for the kids, playing at the beach and running around the park offer the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy quality time together. Pack a picnic and stay a while - the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains meeting the water provide for a legendary experience your family will remember for a lifetime.
8369 N Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA 96143.
Emerald Bay State Park
Located on the southwest area of Lake Tahoe is Emerald Bay State Park, one of the most photographed and popular destinations at Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the beauty and simplicity of the park by taking a hike and relish in the views. Explore Fannette Island, the only island in Lake Tahoe. There is a tiny teahouse that was built by the owner of the Vikingsholm Castle. in 1969, the park was recognized as a National Natural Landmark and in 1994 California State Parks included the surrounding water of the bay as a part of the park. This makes Emerald Bay one of the first underwater parks of its type in the sate to protect the wrecks and bay bottom. You won't want to miss visiting Emerald Bay!