Summer Activities in Lake Tahoe

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A freshwater lake located along the border between Nevada and California in the United States, Lake Tahoe is a popular tourist attraction. The lake is well-known for its clear waters and recreational activities in the summertime. The area surrounding Lake Tahoe is connected with Sacramento and Carson City, the capital of California and Nevada, respectively. The beautiful landscape and the mountains are the prominent features of the Tahoe region.

Picture of Lake Tahoe
Beautiful Lake Tahoe landscape

The crystal clear waters of the lake and its huge size makes it the second largest lake in the United States after the Great Lakes, it means that it is a water sports paradise for boaters, canoeists and stand up paddle boaters. Hikers and backpackers also take advantage of the vast trail wilderness system through national forests and protected lands. During the winter skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling dominate the scene, but in summer, when the wildflowers arm and the temperatures are mild, the number of activities multiplies exponentially. There is something for just about everyone, from horseback riding to rafting. Not all activities can be contained in this short list, but the following represents some of the most popular things to do in Lake Tahoe on a summer weekend…

Hiking

Trails are available for long excursions into the desert, in the Tahoe region. The trails used by hikers are monitored by the Forest Department of the United States. Short hikes in the region that are popular among tourists are the Eagle Falls, Loch Leven Lakes, Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, Lola Montez Lower Lake, Meadow Loop Glacier and much more.

Boating

It is one of the most favorite activities among tourists. A number of marinas around the lake offer services such as the supply of gasoline, and other expenses, and boat restoration. Lake Tahoe and Action Watersports of Incline Village offers boats for rent. Action Watersports is definitely the go to company for the best boating experience in Lake Tahoe.

Go fishing

Lake Tahoe offers great fishing opportunities at Lake Tahoe, as well as in local rivers, streams, and smaller lakes. Fish popular games include kokanee salmon, mackinaw, rainbow and brown trout.

Backpacking

There are many camping and options available for tourists backpack shoulder near Lake Tahoe. The area near Nevada Beach, which is located along the state road N.50, is popular among tourists for backpacking and camping. You can see sunsets over Mount Tallac from backpacker campgrounds that make a fun activity.

River Rafting

Rafting is a fun activity that is available for tourists in the Tahoe region. A guided tour of seven miles near North Lake Tahoe and Reno is also popular among tourists.

Biking

In the Lake Tahoe area, the tourists undertake biking along local bike paths and even in mountainous regions.

Entertainment

The entertainment and leisure facilities available at Lake Tahoe are unlimited. Below is a brief account of the fun activities on Lake Tahoe.

Gambling/Recreation

Casino located in North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe in Nevada, are open for gambling and other recreational activities for tourists. The Lakeside Inn and Casino, Resort & Casino in Harvey, Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino, are some of the many casinos in Lake Tahoe.

Shopping

Several resorts near Lake Tahoe offer a wide range of shops for visitors. Olympic Valley, Boatworks Mall, Cobblestone Center complex and many shops are flooded with tourists during the peak season.

Museums

Many museums have a variety of things to satiate the curiosity of tourists. Museums are located in different locations including Carson City, Tahoma, and Truckee. The Nevada State Museum and the Stewart Indian Children Museum are some important museums located in Carson City.

Events

The main events are organized during the summer are the fireworks on 4th of July, the Music Festival, Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show and the Shakespeare festival.

The scenic beauty of Lake Tahoe, varied leisure activities, and above all the fun summer atmosphere, makes this region an interesting place to visit. If you are going to visit Lake Tahoe then choose your accommodation according to your activities as the Tahoe region is divided by the lake to North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe. There are so many options to choose from, it’s up to you that when you are going to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe and what you going to do for your enjoyment.