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Pets allowed
Yes-restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Cave Rock State Park is a small area immediately south of the Cave Rock tunnels along Lake Tahoe's eastern edge. The park serves two main purposes: It provides a boat launch area on one end, and it provides a small, sandy, and protected cove of beach on the lake on the other end.

For boaters, the park has a double boat ramp on its northern side as well as more than 40 parking spaces large enough for boat trailers. The day-use area adjacent to the boat ramp has picnic benches as well as sitting benches above the rocky shoals along the lake's edge. At the southern end of the large parking area is access to a calm sandy cove. Here, the smooth waters provide an easy-to-access opportunity for paddling, swimming or snorkling. This area is great for families with children, though the sandy section is small, and it has a tendency to get crowded in peak season and on weekends. Above this cove is a flat area on the shoals that is popular for fishing. There is no fishing allowed in the boat launch or beach areas of the park. There are also a couple of picnic benches with grills. Flush toilets are in a building at the center of the parking area.

Park entrance fees are $10 per vehicle and $20 for entrance and boat launch. There is a manned pay station at the entrance with a self-pay station right behind it for times when no one is working.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Calm beach. Family friendly.

Cons

Can get crowded.

Address

US-50
Glenbrook, NV 89413
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Boat ramp(s)
Fishing
Big vistas
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Potable water

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Reno + East Lake Tahoe Area, Nevada
Reno + East Lake Tahoe Area, Nevada
Reno + East Lake Tahoe Area, Nevada

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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