Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest and oldest mountain lake and a sought-after destination for water activities. People come from all over to kayak the sparkling blue water of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The lake offers 72 miles of paddling trails along the shoreline and several day trip routes for kayaking North Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties is located in North Lake Tahoe, where you can access several public launches to start your paddling adventure. Experience the natural beauty of this ancient lake for yourself during a California summer getaway!
Where to Kayak in North Lake Tahoe
The best way to discover where to kayak is to use the Lake Tahoe Water Trail as a guide. There are 20 trailheads to choose from, and this website includes helpful maps and information for you to plan your paddle. Make sure to read the safety guidelines and use the route planning feature.
Several public launches are available on the North Shore of the lake, not far from Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties. The best kayaking access points can be found at Kings Beach, North Tahoe Beach, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, and Carnelian East Waterman’s Landing.
There are dozens of kayak rentals available in Lake Tahoe. If you are interested in starting from King’s Beach, we recommend renting from Tahoe Paddle & Oar. Every rental comes with paddles, life vests, and basic instructions. These kayaks are stable and user-friendly for all ages and abilities.
Wild Society offers unique kayaks that are entirely transparent to provide incredible views of the crystal clear water. These one-of-a-kind watercraft will make any day kayaking North Lake Tahoe extra memorable!
North Lake Tahoe Kayaking Tours
Since Lake Tahoe is such a large body of water, several tour companies offer guided experiences for paddlers. A guided tour is an excellent option for beginner paddlers or those interested in learning about local geology and history. Here are some of the best tour companies for kayaking adventures:
- Tahoe Adventure Company: Several tours are available with Tahoe Adventure Company, including the North Shore Kayak Tour. All excursions include a kayak rental, an experienced guide, instructions, permit fees, and natural and human history information.
- Tahoe Paddle & Oar: Join Tahoe Paddle for a tour of Crystal Bay in North Lake Tahoe. As your guide tells you about the geological area, you will paddle past natural hot springs and boulder fields.
- Tahoe Waterman’s Landing: Several unique Lake Tahoe tours are available with Tahoe Waterman’s Landing.
Summer Adventures in Lake Tahoe Awaits!
If you love paddling, then a trip to Lake Tahoe is a must this summer! Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties offers convenient access to kayaking North Lake Tahoe and the surrounding shores. We have one to four-bedroom vacation homes available during the summer. Hodges is ideal for solo travelers or couples, and we recommend the spacious Edmunds home for larger groups. What are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning your kayaking trip on beautiful Lake Tahoe!