Paddle from Kiva Beach to Emerald Bay

Paddle from Kiva Beach to Emerald Bay

Kiva Beach

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Photography, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Brian Walker

Beach
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Great workout. Gain a different perspective of one of the most beautiful places in all of Lake Tahoe. Rental SUPs available at nearby Baldwin Beach.

Grab your paddleboard or rent one from Baldwin Beach, and head out along the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe towards Emerald Bay. Enjoy the pristine blue water and keep your head up for the occasional osprey or bald eagle.

Once you make it to the bay, there are plenty of places to go. You can relax at the mouth of the bay, which is great because you usually can't go there. Want to go a littler further? Head into the bay, towards Fannette Island, and go explore. There is also Vikingsholm and the campground, so there are plenty of places to go explore.

Note: It is free to park at Kiva Beach, but parking is limited. Baldwin Beach is payed parking for about $8 a day.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Beautiful ride

Gorgeous views and not super crowded compared to some of the other parts of the lake. Plus Kiva has free parking and is dog friendly

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Photography, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Brian Walker

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