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Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

Intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50

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.


Nicole & Christy Moore

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Me and my wife were married here last June. Beautiful scenery and amazing place to go To. The view is stunning. The beach is nice. Not super crowded.

Ashima Sood

Saturday, June 2, 2018
$10 car entry fee was totally worth it, you can stay there all day. There are several events that take place there too, so I'd check the schedule before planning this trip. They have an amphitheatre and a small trail that has informative plaques with facts about Tahoe and the flora and fauna. You could reserve a group area and they do have a visitors center with more information. I visited at the end of may and the sun was pretty harsh even though the weather itself was quite pleasant. The road leading there was under construction but delays were only about 5-8 minutes.

Soumya Parida

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Nice shallow beach. Limited Parking space and gets too crowded on a sunny day. Parking is $10 per car and walk-ins are not allowed. Also no parking allowed outside the park, so be early on a sunny day to catch a spot. I think we saw people bring in kayaks and inflatable boats.

Donna Fowler

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Sand Harbor is very beautiful and scenic during the winter-time. The walking tracks and parking lots are kept clear of snow and the Visitor Center is open year-round. Beautiful place for a picnic or a stroll.

Michelle Finan

Monday, April 23, 2018
One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. A must see in the Tahoe area. The beach is clean and beautiful and when the sun is out the views are unreal. There's a nice visitors center with bathrooms and lots of walking trails so it doesn't feel too crowded.

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