Paddle from Kiva Beach to Emerald Bay

Rate this Adventure Lake Tahoe Kiva Beach

Added by Brian Walker

Great workoutGain a different perspective of one of the most beautiful places in all of Lake TahoeRental 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.

Pack List

  • Paddleboard
  • Camera
  • Life vest
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Family and friends
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming attire
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Activities:

Kayaking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Features:

Beach
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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Added by Brian Walker

Lake Tahoe native exploring everything around the area with my camera in tow, even on my days off! 
 
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