Lake Tahoe for generations has been Northern California’s favorite dog-friendly travel spot. And why not?
The largest alpine lake in North America is a scenic gem straddling two states and offering endless recreational opportunities. Dogs and their people who love the great outdoors will find nothing else quite like it in terms of amenities, both natural and manmade. Whether you gravitate to four stars or consider it heavenly to sleep under the stars, you’re in business at Tahoe.
Sometimes when in snow country you just want to walk the dog, not make a gear-heavy, ski or snowshoe production of it. At Lake Tahoe, you’re in luck with a network of plowed, multipurpose trails covering many miles around the region. . The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has an online map that will help you find a plowed winter path perfect for walking your canine companion. more »
Spruce Grove Cabins - Photo Credit: chief_woodenhead
Labor Day weekend marks a big turning point at Lake Tahoe. Activity slows down after that busy weekend, tourists go home, kids go back to school and communities around Big Blue breathe a sigh of relief. Lodging rates go down, too, making it a great time to visit with your dog. more »
Gorgeous Mornings - Photo Credit: @larraburuadventures
There are three pet-friendly campgrounds at MacKerricher State Park, just three miles from Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. The primo spot for dogtrekkers at Northern California’s favorite playground has to be Nevada Beach Campground, situated right on the lakeshore and home to the only sandy, off-leash stretch of beach at the lake. And the Eastern Sierra is packed with gorgeous scenery and more campgrounds than you can count. more »
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If you love Lake Tahoe, want to spend a fun time with your pack learning new tricks, all while supporting canine cancer treatment, we’ve got the perfect summer adventure. Wild Blue Dog's third annual summer camp is now accepting reservations for an activity-packed week in the company of other dog-lovers and their pets.
Wild Blue Dog Camp at South Lake Tahoe is just what it sounds like: summer camp for you and your dog(s). Held just one week a year (Sept. 2-8 in 2019) on a 33-acre, sandy-beach property between Edgewood Golf Course and Zephyr Cove on the Nevada side of the lake (the facility serves in summer as a 4H camp), Wild Blue offers a full agenda of training in everything from agility and lure-coursing to nose work and doga (yoga with your dog on the beach).
There’s swimming for both of you right off the beach or a pier, plus guided hikes, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and training and testing, for those interested, in Canine Good Citizen and therapy-dog certification. But there’s no need to stay constantly on the go: you’ll also want to make time to relax on a big green lawn in the shade of fragrant pines. more »
I got my permit! Photo Credit: Jennifer Faulk
It's winter and we get it: You want to spend as much time as possible playing in the snow. So why waste time and energy looking for a place to park? You’ll enjoy easy access to prime snow-play areas and ski/hike/snowshoe trails with a Sno-Park permit providing access to plowed parking lots at 18 Sierra Nevada locations. Click here for the lowdown. more »