Lake Tahoe Kayaking

Story from Murray, Bellman at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

My Tahoe KayakingMy Tahoe is kayaking.

Baldwin Beach and Sand Harbor are my two favorite places to kayak on Lake Tahoe. Baldwin is close to the hotel and is only 1¼ mile paddle to Emerald Bay. Sand Harbor is on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe and has miles of beautiful rocky shoreline. Here you will find some of the clearest water on the lake. At both areas, kayak rentals are right on the beach. The water can get real rough late in the afternoon, so try to get an early start. Close to Tahoe, Echo Lakes is another great place to kayak. It is two lakes connected by a pretty waterway with 1500 foot ridges on both sides.

Make the most of your time at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel by talking with our staff to get to know the South Tahoe area even better. In Murray’s case, kayaking is a passion, and he’d love to help you plan a perfect kayak adventure in or around Lake Tahoe!

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Kayaking Spots in the Tahoe Area:

Lake Tahoe Kayaking Map

Baldwin Beach

Turn left on Hwy 50 and go 9.5 miles then turn right onto Hwy 89 and 11 miles later, turn onto Baldwin Beach Road. There is a $7 entry fee. You can also paddle past Emerald Bay to Rubicon Bay and DL Bliss, which has a beautiful rocky shoreline.

Sand Harbor

Turn right onto Hwy 50 and go 12.5 miles to Hwy 28, turn left and go another 7.8 miles. Sand Harbor is on your left. It is about a 40-minute drive. You can paddle either north or south toward the Wittel Estate from Sand Harbor.

Echo Pass

Turn left onto Hwy 50 and go 12 miles and turn right onto Old Meyers Grade Road. In .6 miles, it becomes Johnson Pass Road. Continue onto Echo Lakes Road. There is no launch fee if you do not use the boat ramp! However, your boats will be inspected thoroughly. It is about a 20-minute drive.