Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
The Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Spooner Backcountry is a widespread recreational and natural oasis. Spooner Lake, at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50, is popular for picnicking and catch-and-release fishing. It is also home to the new Spooner Summit rental concession. Services include an overnight stay in backcountry cabins and mountain bike rentals for riding miles of trails in the summer months. Spooner Lake is also a major trailhead for gaining access to the Spooner Backcountry. The backcountry comprises more than 12,000 acres of forested open space with over 50 miles of hiking, equestrian and mountain biking trails and primitive roads. Vehicles are not permitted in the backcountry, which has been designated as a state primitive area. A few of the more popular trails in this area are the Marlette and Red House Flumes as well as the Tahoe Rim Trail that runs along the crest of the Carson Range.
Sand harbour is beautiful , amazing clear water! The cafe was closed down during certain months, be careful about that, website did not reflect that. Sand harbour does have kayak rentals available on the beach , unknown on cost and hours. I brought my own, free to use. Worth the visit for sure! Visited sept 2017.
The Flume Trail is fantastic. The hike is very approachable for all skill types and provides great views of Lake Tahoe throughout. Good for both walking and mountain biking. There's also a great cafe at the base of the trail that is usually crowded but has good breakfast and lunch options.
Great views and beautiful beach. Good place for chilling out for a couple hours. Super busy during summer season thou and often closed. The parking/Entry fee was was higher for non-Nevadan’s.
GORGEOUS simply amazing scenery that reminds me of my countrie's, Greece, oceans. A bit too cold to swim in the winter but it looks simply amazing...plenty of good photography spots.
The admission price is $10 for those of you wondering and yes you have to pay, don't try to con your way out of this you. Sometimes they will have shows there which will make the parking really full at times and it kind of gets difficult to find parking so make sure and check the schedule to see if the event will be going on here. Although it is still open to public where there is not the play/theater, you will have to go to the other parts of the beach which is still worth it. The picture opportunities are one of the best as there are rocks everywhere on the shore and in the water where you can hang out at so make sure bring some water slippers or bring what yo mama gave you (your feet). It's a quaint place and this is the place where you will enjoy the most sunshine as it is located on the east of Tahoe. Really a beautiful place and I would have to pick this over all the other beaches in Tahoe because this one is way more quiet and peaceful! And the water becomes really blue over here!!!