Dog Friendly Activities in South Lake Tahoe, CA

There are 17 dog friendly activities in South Lake Tahoe. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in South Lake Tahoe.

Pet Friendly Kiva Beach
Kiva Beach Pets are welcome on-leash at this wonderful dog-friendly beach. East of Tallac Point, dogs are permitted on leash (an El Dorado Country ordinance). Dogs are not permitted on the federally protected wetlands west of Tallac Point (where the Lake of the Sky trail concludes).This is for the protection of wildlife in this fragile ecosystem. See Details
Pet Friendly Bijou Dog Park
Bijou Dog Park Located within Bijou Community Park, this dog park features off-leash areas for both small and large dogs. It is approximately 38,000 square feet of fun for dogs and their owners alike. A great place for socializing (both people and dogs); the dog park has grass areas, plenty of shade, benches for relaxing, pet sanitary stations, and water. See Details
Venetian Gondola Ride 'Venetian Gondola Ride' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Drew. This is Lake Tahoe's only Venetian Gondola cruise. Leashed dogs are welcome with prior approval. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Dogs and humans should realize they are on a real wooden Venetian Gondola. It is a very slow, relaxing cruise. Rates start at $90 per person. See Details
Bijou Park The Bijou park in South Lake Tahoe has tons of facilities, but also includes a free, fenced-in dog park where your pet can play off-leash. See Details
Emerald Bay State Park Emerald Bay State Park only allows dogs at the campground on a 6 feet leash. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to enjoy the trails, roads into Emerald Bay, or the beach. The lake is known for its natural beauty, home to a number of little islands that dot the water and tree-lined mountains in the surrounding South Lake Tahoe area. Emerald Bay State Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day. See Details
U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Leashed dogs are welcome at Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Many dogs enjoy playing in the snow, and dogs in good shape will have great fun accompanying you on short cross-country or snowshoeing trips. Dogs should be on a 6-ft leash and have proper identification tags. See Details
D. L. Bliss State Park Dogs are welcome at the campground and picnic areas, as well as on paved roads at D. L. Bliss State Park, but they aren't allowed on any of the beaches or dirt trails in the park. Located around South Lake Tahoe, revellers come from all around to enjoy the crystal waters in the summer months and the snow peaked mountains during winter. Remember, you must keep Fido on a leash under six feet for the duration of your stay at the park. D. L. Bliss State Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day. See Details
Van Sickle Bi-State Park Van Sickle Bi-State Park is dog-friendly. There are lots of easy to moderate trails for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Many of them lead to lovely views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding peaks. The hours of this park vary depending on what time of year you visit. Call ahead to confirm that they will be open when you visit. The area is open to pedestrians year-round, sunrise to sunset; and to vehicles from May 1 to October 31, sunrise to sunset. Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash under six feet and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Clearly Tahoe Clearly Tahoe is pet-friendly. This amazing tour company allows people and puts to float around in completely transparent kayaks. Paddle around on Lake Tahoe with your pup and experience the crystal clear waters, snow capped mountains and amazing picturesque landscape! Reservations Required. Pets are allowed on select tours only. See Details
Silkscreen Print a Souvenir T-Shirt 'Silkscreen Print a Souvenir T-Shirt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jon. Your pooch is welcome to join you at this workshop where you will learn how to silkscreen print your own SOTAHOE t-shirt. Your host will review the process of silkscreen printing and the equipment you will be using, as well as provide some tips for printing. You will get to choose from 5 different designs, your shirt color and print color. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 7 and up. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
South Tahoe Standup Paddle South Tahoe Standup Paddle is pet-friendly. They offer a morning Rise and Shine tour of South Lake Tahoe that lasts two to three hours. Along the way, you'll get a run down of the historical and natural points of interest in the area. They also rent out SUPs for private use and offer lessons for beginners, too. To make sure your pooch is safe on the board, bring your own doggy life jacket with you. South Tahoe SUP is open every day of the week from 7am to 7pm. See Details
Camp Richardson Resort Beach Camp Richardson Resort Beach has a pet-friendly picnic area. Offering great views of Cave Rock, Heavenly Mountain Resort and the East Shore, this popular spot is a great place to enjoy lunch outdoors with your pooch. Dogs are prohibited in the swimming beach area of the resort. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind during any visit. See Details
South Lake Tahoe's The Sparkling Lake Tahoe Experience Scavenger Hunt Tour South Lake Tahoe's The Sparkling Lake Tahoe Experience Scavenger Hunt Tour is pet-friendly. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Tahoe Sport Fishing Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience on beautiful Lake Tahoe! Our captains are experienced in trolling, drifting and jigging and they’re here year-round to guide you to the lake’s hot spots. We supply everything you need to fish and offer two departure times per day for both Public and Private Charters. Leashed dogs are welcome with advanced notice. See Details
Regan Beach Regan Beach has a pet-friendly stretch of shoreline. The beach faces north and offers great views, shallow water for swimming, and a playground. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the Lake Tahoe coast, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. The beach is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Tallac Shoreline Tallac Shoreline is pet-friendly. Located on National Forest land, it begins at the Camp Richardson fence and extends along the shoreline adjacent to the Tallac Historic Site. You and your pooch can hang out in the picnic area and on the beach. Leashed dogs are welcome at the park. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Kaspian Picnic Area Kaspian Picnic Area is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to enjoy lunch with a view across Lake Tahoe at this picnic area that parallels the Tahoe City bike path, and offers numerous picnic tables, a 100 foot public pier, and public restroom. Don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind by you or your pooch. See Details
North Zephyr Cove Beach Great dog beach, just north of the actual Zephyr Cove Resort. If you park in the lot close to the beach you will probably have to pay but if you park across Hwy 50, it's free. Not many peple there during the week, but it gets crowded on weekends. Nice sandy beach, but the shore is rocky. You'll need water shoes to walk in the water. There is also a picnic area. See Details
Squaw Valley Aerial Tram Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, one of Squaw Valley's most popular year-round attractions, is dog-friendly during the off-season only! When ski season comes to and end, grab your pooch and head to the aerial tram for a beautiful ride. There is a charge to ride up the mountain but, if you hike up to high camp (elevation 8200 ft) with Fido, the tram will give you both a ride down for free. The best way to hike up is the Shirley Lake Trail. It's a 3-hour hike with a rest stop at the popular dog-friendly swimming hole, Shirley Lake. The restaurant at the top of the tram also welcomes Fido at the outdoor tables. See Details
Truckee River Rafting Truckee River Rafting offers self-guided rafting trips along a peaceful 5-mile stretch of the Truckee River for you and your pup. The scenic rafting trips are appropriate for nearly all ages and athletic abilities. The rafting trip takes 2-4 hours to complete. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with snacks and beverages to enjoy on your trip. Leashed dogs up to 50 lbs are permitted. See Details
Fuji Dog Park at Carson City Fairgrounds Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this fenced dog park which even has its own doggie swimming hole. Barbecue area and playground nearby. Dogs must be on leash from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. See Details
Olympic Village Very pet friendly area. There are water bowls scattered throughout the shopping area and several pet friendly restaurants. See Details
Truckee River Bike Trail The Truckee River Bike Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Tahoe City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Truckee River Bike Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail) The Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Carson City! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details