Paddle from Baldwin Beach to Emerald Bay


    Added by Elena Pearson

    Paddle a foamie or SUP from the shores of Baldwin Beach to Emerald Bay.

    Explore Lake Tahoe's southern shores by paddling from Baldwin Beach to Emerald Bay.  There are many places to stop along the way for photographs, snorkelling, or swimming.

    The more popular ways to paddle from Baldwin Beach to Emerald Bay are by SUP or kayaks.  But paddling a foamie can be extra fun, as you'll likely be the only one.  It's about a 3-4 mile paddle, depending on how direct your route is and if you want to paddle around the bay.

    Note: Check the forecast for wind advisories.  Gusts can get very strong and create waves on the lake.  Wind in general makes it harder to paddle across the lake.

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    about 2 months ago

    Great views of the lake

    Plan for this to take a couple hours especially if you want to take breaks, jump in the water, or climb on the rocks and don't forget to keep the wind in mind. It'll take longer coming back if you are paddling against the wind

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