Pets Love Tahoe
Pet-Friendly Beaches & Swimming Areas


Lake Tahoe Reservation Bureau
599 Tahoe Keys Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe,
CA, 96151

Kiva Beach
This long, sandy beach has restrooms and picnic tables. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Highway 89 for 2.5 miles to Kiva Beach.
Dogs must be leashed.

Tallac Historic Site
Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds and at the beach of the Tallac Historic Site. While you are there, check out the three historic estates: Pope, Valhalla, and Baldwin. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 50 for 3 miles and turn right at the sign for the Tallac Historic Site.
Dogs must be leashed.

Echo Lakes
This is a great spot for you and your dog to picnic and swim. There is a water taxi that can take both of you across the lake. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Highway 50 for 9.6 miles and turn right on Echo Lake Road. Park in the upper lot at The Echo Lakes Resort. The water taxi leaves fro the Resort and runs between Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. $6 per person, $3 per dog.
Dogs must be leashed.

Taylor Creek
Fallen Leaf Lake releases water periodically into Taylor Creek. Along with kokanee salmon, the creek is filled with rainbow and brown trout. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 for 3.2 miles to the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. Park and walk towards the creek. The Visitors Center includes a fascinating underwater observatory.
Dogs must be leashed.  No dogs anywhere near the Eagle Habitat

Some information provided by: The Dog Lover's Guide to Lake Tahoe by Susie Denison


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