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:
- Support the Lake Tahoe Basin’s growing shared-use trail network, making Tahoe communities more walkable and bikeable
- Expand public beach access
- Facilitate multi-benefit restoration and recreation projects
- Expand equitable access for all through acquisitions and supporting programs that remove barriers for people who face challenges to experiencing Lake Tahoe
- Foster stewardship of the outdoors through interpretation, education, and wayfinding
- Transform community gathering spaces
- Improve paddler safety, wayfinding, and stewardship