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What’s New in North Lake Tahoe Summer 2023

Last updated: July 2023


What’s New in North Lake Tahoe Summer 2023

Live music, kayak tours, summers camps and more!

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., June 27, 2023 – After an incredible, record-breaking winter, North Lake Tahoe is gearing up for a fun summer ahead. From mountainside summer activities, lake tours, updated sustainability efforts and more, North Lake Tahoe has a jam-packed summer ahead.


Upcoming Events:


New Tours and Activities:

  • Tahoe Adventure Company began its new kayak tour of Thunderbird Lodge. Tours are every Tuesday and Friday from May to Sept. and include lunch. Online bookings must be made 48 hours in advance and the minimum age requirement is 8 years old. Cost is $195 per person.
  • Alpenglow Expeditionshas a summer rock-climbing camp that offers a safe and fun environment for kids to learn the basics of rock climbing while building strength and confidence. Experienced and certified instructors provide hands-on instruction and teach safety and proper climbing techniques. Camp is $1,500 per person with dates ranging throughout the summer.
  • This summer, Palisades Tahoe has a fun summer lineup, including hiking and walking trailsthat start from the base area and High Camp, cruising the bike path to Tahoe City with Village Bike Rentals, embarking on a guided climbing in one of North America’s only Via Ferratas, the Tahoe Via Ferrata e-mountain bike tours, roller skatinggeocaching and disc golf at High Camp, and so much more.
  • This summer, Tahoe Star Tours will bring back its summer stargazing events. The 2023 events are scheduled on select Thursdays and Saturdays beginning in June and running through Labor Day weekend. Tahoe Star Tours events are $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under (age 3 and under are free). Advance reservations are required. Tours begin at 8:45 p.m. and conclude at 10:30 p.m. Discounts are offered to active-duty military and seniors ages 65+.

Parks and Recreation Updates:

  • This summer, Truckee River is open for guided whitewater rafting. With the historic snowfall, Tributary Whitewater Tours will run guided rafting trips on the highly sought-after Verdi section. Once the high water subsides, visitors will be able to enjoy the traditional Boca run.
  • The Sierra State Parks Foundation in May announced the reopening of various California State Parks, including Sugar Pine Point State Park (including Visitor Center), Emerald Bay State Park (including Visitor Center), Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Tahoe State Recreation Area and Donner Memorial State Park (including Visitor Center).
  • Nevada State Parks, including Sand Harbor and Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park are now open for the summer season. Sand Harbor is open from 8 a.m. to one hour after sunset and has an entrance fee of $10 for Nevada vehicles and $15 for non-Nevada vehicles. Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) developed an app in collaboration with the Leave to Save Lake Tahoe and Clean Up The Lake called Tahoe Boating. The goal of this app is to inform boaters about Lake Tahoe, the location of marinas and gas stations, area attractions and how to enjoy the Lake safety and responsibly.


Sustainability Updates:

  • On June 20, the Lake Tahoe recreation and tourism agencies and organizations launched the Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan. The plan represents a significant step toward ensuring the long-term sustainability and management of Lake Tahoe’s recreation and tourism system through a comprehensive framework that includes in motion action priorities to better manage outdoor recreation and tourism. Learn more at stewardshiptahoe.org.


Transportation Updates:

  • TART Connect’s summer hours will be in effect from June 29 to Sept. 4 and will feature hourly service across all TART bus routes. Zones one, two and three will operate from 8 a.m. to midnight daily and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings in zones four and five.



North Lake Tahoe spans two states (Calif. and Nev.) and boasts two dozen beaches, 11 downhill ski resorts and 10 cross country ski areas, hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails, and communities filled with local artisans and shopping experiences. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. For more information, visit gotahoenorth.com.


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