Lake Tahoe Water Trail


While gazing at it from land is breathtaking, life changes once you get on Lake Tahoe. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail helps paddlers understand the interconnected relationship of man with nature, and how to safely navigate and protect Lake Tahoe’s pristine watershed.

As the only paddling source for Lake Tahoe, the website,, and Water Trail maps help visitors find public launch and landing sites, paddle routes based on skill levels, shoreline businesses and accommodations, and water safety and aquatic invasive species prevention tips. 

The Water Trail wayfinding tools provide knowledge and resources for all mountain mariners to have a safe and fun adventure. The waterproof Water Trail Map & Guide includes underwater and land topography, latitude/longitude coordinates, GPS waypoints, and a detailed listing of lakeside services and points of interest to help all boaters navigate. The Lake Tahoe Water Trail Map & Guide is available at several Lake Tahoe locations. Map sales support water safety and prevention of aquatic invasive species education.   


Kayaker Image by © Corey Rich / Aurora Photos

Rower Image by Peter Spain  

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