Couple on the beach at Lake Tahoe

Recreation & Public Access

The Lake Tahoe Basin offers abundant recreation opportunities. Lake Tahoe’s clear, blue waters and the snow-capped mountains draw 15 million visitors annually. People come from all over the world to experience the region’s grandeur.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy Tahoe. The Recreation and Public Access Program provides opportunities on Conservancy lands for all people to experience Lake Tahoe’s beaches, rivers, wildlife, and mountains. The Conservancy also supports Basin partners in their efforts to expand recreational access at Tahoe. Conservancy recreation investments prepare the Basin’s recreation infrastructure for climate change and increasing visitation as people seek refuge from hotter temperatures in nearby cities.

What We Do

The Conservancy supports recreation and access through projects on Conservancy lands and through grants to partners. With our partners, here are some of the things we do:

Two people riding bicycles on a shared use trail