Lake Tahoe dog-friendly beaches

By: DogTrekker Staff
Malinois Belgian Shepherd dog jumps for frisbee on the shoreline

Yes, you can take your dog swimming at Lake Tahoe!

Well-known dog-friendly beaches at Lake Tahoe include:

Less visited are:

  • The stretch of pebbly shoreline across from Blackwood Canyon on the West Shore
  • Fido-friendly Patton Landing in Carnelian Bay
  • On the Nevada side of the lake, you can pull off almost anywhere south of Incline Village and find a trail leading to a pocket cove with crystal-clear water and smoothly sculptured rocks. Take what you can get: parking is tightly restricted to deter crowds, so arrive early in the morning to snag your spot in the sun.

Kayla’s secret chow and splash spot on the West Shore: next to Obexers’ dog-friendly deli. You can order a hearty sandwich or salad at the deli, eat outside on the dog-friendly patio and then you and Fido can take a plunge in the cold, blue waters to the left of the boat launch. Well out of the way from the boats, the smooth pebbly beach is shaded and a great place to hang out, play fetch and watch the activity at the Marina. The Obexer’s folks ask that you please clean up after your pups.


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