Dog Friendly Places To Play In California – Lake Tahoe

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 at 2:16 pm.

One Response to “Dog Friendly Places To Play In California – Lake Tahoe”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    North Lake Tahoe
    Due to water quality issues dogs are not permitted on the beaches. The only dog beach located within the North Tahoe PUD is to the left of the Coon Street Boat Ramp as you are looking at the Lake.

    Skunk Harbor
    The trailhead for this hike is located 2 miles north of the Highway 50/28 junction. Look for a green gate on the west (lake) side of the road. Watch out for parking in the turnout: the sheriff’s department will ticket you mercilessly even if you obey the “fire access – keep clear” sign. Follow this road down to a fork at about 1 mile. The left fork will continue to Prey Meadows while the right fork continues on to Skunk Harbor on the Lake’s shore. Great secluded cove with sandy beach that dogs love! And a good 3 mile roundtrip hike for you.

    South Lake Tahoe: Kiva Beach
    Kiva Beach is one of the harder to find beaches, just because of the lack of signs. It’s located just north of Camp Richardson. Turn right at the Forest Service Visitor Center turnoff and follow the road past the Visitor’s Center (this is also the parking for the stream profile chamber) to the beach parking lot. I’m not certain what the official Forest Service policy is regarding dogs here as it seems to flip flop from time to time, but there are many dogs here all the time. There is a short walk to the beach, but the parking is free.