The neighborhoods of North Lake Tahoe are accessible via I-80 and three state highways – 89, 267 and 431. Below are the basics. Don’t hesitate to call us at (888) 434-1262 with any questions!
From the West (San Francisco/Sacramento):
There are two ways to find yourself on the North Shore from Interstate 80: Hwy. 89 and Hwy. 267, both begin at Truckee. You’ll arrive at Hwy. 89 (Exit 185) first as you come to Truckee, and Hwy. 267 (Exit 188) is about 2 ½ miles further east. The Hwy. 89 exit deposits you into West Truckee (Old Town is a little further east). From there, you’ll drive south toward Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Tahoe City, which is about 14 miles. When you arrive at the Tahoe City stoplight, head straight to access Hwy. 28 through Tahoe City. This will take you to Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach and Incline Village. Or turn right before the stoplight and follow Hwy. 89 South for the West Shore enclaves.
From the East (Reno):
Take I-80 West to Exit 188 (CA-267/CA-89, Lake Tahoe/Sierraville)
To reach Old Town Truckee, turn right at exit.
Turn left at Donner Pass Rd. and follow into Old Town.
To Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista:
Take I-80 West to exit 188 (CA-267/CA-89, Lake Tahoe/Sierraville)
Turn left onto CA-267 towards Lake Tahoe
Follow 267 about 12 miles to where it intersects with CA-28 at the Old Brockway Golf Course
Right for Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City, West Shore
Left for Kings Beach, Crystal Bay, Incline Village
To Tahoe City:
Take I-80 West to Exit 185 (Hwy. 89 South, Lake Tahoe)
Follow round about to Hwy. 89 South
Squaw Valley access road is 8.5 miles.
Alpine Meadows is 10 miles.
Tahoe City is about 14 miles.
When you arrive at the Tahoe City stoplight, head straight to access Hwy. 28 through Tahoe City. This will take you to Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach and Incline Village.
Or turn right before the stoplight and follow 89 South for the West Shore enclaves.
To the eastern shore of North Tahoe from downtown Reno:
Take US-395 South towards Carson City
Travel south to Mount Rose Hwy. (State Rte. 431)
Merge onto Mt Rose Hwy/NV-431
You will travel over scenic Mount Rose, approximately 24 miles to Hwy. 28.
At the intersection with NV-28
Left for Incline Village
Right for Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City, and West Shore
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During the winter time, our roads are often subject to chain controls due to weather. Please check with the California and Nevada Departments of Transportation for current road conditions and updates.
California Department of Transportation
For a recorded message of California Road Conditions:
INSIDE CALIFORNIA (800) 427-ROAD (7623)
OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA (916) 445-7623
Web site: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo
For a map of "real-time" chain control restrictions from CalTrans, please click here.
Nevada Department of Transportation
For a recorded message of road conditions and construction:
INSIDE NEVADA 511
OUTSIDE NEVADA (877) NV-ROADS (687-6237)
Web site: http://safetravelusa.com/nv/
Radio: FM 530 (Lake Tahoe and Reno) or AM 1610 (Carson City)