Paddling in Lake Tahoe provides some of the best views not seen anywhere else in the world. It allows you access to remote areas where trails don't exist. You can find large boulders to dive off, or enjoy the views not only around you, but below as well. The options are unlimited! Here are some of the best Tahoe South has to offer!
Rubicon Point inside DL Bliss state park is the perfect spot for a paddle. The parking lot is an easy walk to the beach. From the water, you see the huge granite boulders that are ideal for jumping off. You can take a leisurely paddle through Rubicon Bay and experience the underwater boulders and stacked rocks. For the more adventurous, follow the shoreline and see the Rubicon Hiking Trail that connects to Emerald Bay. Along the way try to spot the retired lighthouse built in 1916. There is a day/access fee of $10.
Heavenly Mountain Resort has been adding summer attractions near the top of their gondola for several years. Recent passage of a federal regulation regarding the use of Forest Service land has allowed Heavenly to put exciting plans into action.
One flat fee allows you to ride the gondola, walk around the extremely scenic observation deck half way up the mountain, and finish the gondola ride to the fun attractions up at the top of the gondola. To date, there are now zip lines, ropes courses, a mountain coaster, a climbing wall, an expedition tour, a summer tubing hill, and hiking trails. The Tamarack Lodge is open with lots of food and beverage options.
It’s a fun way to spend a day for the whole family. Just be sure to have sunscreen and stay hydrated because you’ll be playing all day above 9,000 feet! Have a blast and take lots of pictures!