North Lake Tahoe For You And Your Dog

With the summer rapidly approaching it’s time for many families to start planning an outdoor vacation. As we well know people don’t like to be left out of the plans and this should include your four legged best friend. That’s right, your dog is an important part of the family and fortunately we have the perfect destination to accommodate your pooch. North Lake Tahoe is an amazing destination for dog lovers and outdoor enthusiasts and with some of the recommendations below we are confident you can plan a fun a rewarding trip for the entire family.

We love the water and so should you! Dog Friendly Beaches are rarer than you might think so why not take advantage of calm beaches and a wide array of water activities. North Lake Tahoe’s East Shore is not only one of the most picturesque locations in all of the world, it’s also home to amazing beaches and swimming… even for our loving four-legged friends. There are also locations in Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay and West Shore.

  1. Thunderbird Beach
  2. Chimney Beach
  3. Skunk Harbor
  4. Coon Street Beach (specified Dog Beach south of the boat launch area with picnic tables and bathrooms)
  5. Elizabeth Williams(Pebble Beach) – West Shore – North of Kaspian
  6. Watermans Landing– Carnelian Bay

Hikes: While hiking trails in North Lake Tahoe are vast and terrain levels range from beginner to advanced, there are a number of hikes that dogs particularly enjoy — all of which involve water.

  1. Marlette Lake
  2. Shirley Canyon
  3. Rim Trail – starts in Tahoe City and walk along the Truckee River. There are an abundance of swimming holes perfect for dogs (and their owner) to cool off in

Rafting The Truckee River: A very mellow float dogs can enjoy. Water is pretty shallow so easy for them to hop on and off the raft for an afternoon dip. There are quite a few pop-off locations to pull over and let them swim as well.

FestivalsPeaks & Paws @ Squaw Valley, August 23 12pm – 6pm. This is a full day featuring pet friendly elements, activities, live music (regional bluegrass/Americana bands on two stages), animal themed vendors, wine/beer tasting from California’s best boutique wineries and microbrews. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.


  1. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe775.832.1234
  2. Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe– 530.562.3000
  3. Cedar Glenn Lodge– Tahoe Vista – 530.546.4281
  4. Holiday House– Tahoe Vista –  800.294.6378  or 530.546.2369
  5. Rustic Cottages– Tahoe Vista – 888.778.7842
  6. Tahoma Lodge– Tahoma – 866.819.2226
  7. Tahoma Meadows Bed & Breakfast Cottages– Tahoma – 530.525.1553

Dog Parks or Parks where you can take your dog:

  1. Tahoe City Dog Park– 211 Grove Street at Highway 28 – 530.584.6041
  2. Tahoe Regional Park– Tahoe Vista – 530.546.4212
  3. Tahoe City Winter Sports Park– Tahoe City Golf Course
  4. Watermans Landing– Carnelian Bay

Dog Friendly Restaurants (most only in their outdoor seating areas):

  1. Auld Dubliner– The Village at Squaw Valley – 530.584.6041
  2. The Blue Agave– Tahoe City – 530.583.8113
  3. Brockway Bakery– Kings Beach –  (with custom-made dog treats)
  4. CB’s Pizza & Grill– Carnelian Bay – 530.546.4738
  5. Char-Pit– Kings Beach –530.546.3171
  6. Dam Café – Tahoe City – 530.581.0278
  7. Kings Café – Kings Beach – 530.546.3663
  8. Lakeside Pizza– Tahoe City – 530.583.2000
  9. Old Post Office Coffee Shop – Carnelian Bay – 530.546.3205
  10. Rosies Café– Tahoe City – 530.583.8504
  11. Syd’s Bagelry – Tahoe City –530.583.2666
  12. Tahoe House Bakery– Tahoe City – 877.367.8246/530.583.1377
  13. Mamasake– Squaw Valley – 530.584.0110
  14. Obexers– West Shore – 530.525.1300
  15. Watermans Landing– Carnelian Bay

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