Know Before You Go

Lake Tahoe Travel Information

Planning a trip to Lake Tahoe? Here’s a quick resource for all the information you need, all in one place.

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Lake Tahoe Weather Forecast
Check the Weather

Some people come for the snow, some for the abundant sunshine, some for both. Because Lake Tahoe is nestled in the Sierra Nevada, the weather can change quickly. Plan accordingly and check the forecast.

View Live Webcams

Get current conditions and real-time weather in all seasons through our live webcams, or explore the water with an interactive kayak cam. Prepare for your trip while getting lost in the beauty of Lake Tahoe, all from the comfort of your home.

Driving Conditions

Driving to Lake Tahoe can be an adventure, especially in winter and spring. We’ve got you covered with traffic cameras and the most up-to-date conditions on our road conditions page. Or, view the Caltrans QuickMap or Nevada Road conditions.


Take TART Regional Transit or enjoy TART Connect – Lake Tahoe and Truckee’s curb-to-curb service that transports you throughout the Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities. Plan your route with TART’s interactive map or find fares and passes.

North Lake Tahoe Express
North Lake Tahoe Express

NLTEX is your easy VIP airport shuttle to/from Reno, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

East Shore Express

The East Shore Express will offer daily, free transit service between Incline Village and Sand Harbor from June 28 through September 2, 2024.

Reservation Requirements for Sand Harbor State Park

To reduce traffic congestion and improve trip planning, the Nevada Division of State Parks is introducing day-use reservations at Sand Harbor State Park. Starting August 17 through October 13, 2024, reservations will be required on weekends and holidays. Reservations will be available to book starting July 1, with full implementation of the program set for April 2025. To accommodate spontaneous visits, entry after 10:30 am will be granted on a first come, first served basis, subject to park capacity. Reservations made before the day of arrival are subject to a non-refundable $5 reservation fee; however, reservation fees for same-day bookings are waived.

Sand Harbor State Park Day-Use Reservations
Tahoe Tap

Drink Tahoe Tap

Kick the water bottle habit and drink “Tahoe Tap,” Lake Tahoe’s highly (99.994%) pure tap water. Tahoe Tap is readily available throughout the region at multiple free water refill stations to help lower the number of single-use plastics posing an environmental threat to the lake.

Sustainable Travel Pledge Lake Tahoe

Sustainable Travel

It takes a village to protect the delicate ecosystem of Lake Tahoe. Do your part to preserve its natural beauty, stay educated and promote mindful travel. Take and share our Sustainable Travel Pledge to inspire others to make the same commitment.

Lake Tahoe Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel

Our Know Before You Go: Responsible Travel Guide offers simple tips on how to help preserve Lake Tahoe for generations to come and plan for a safe trip. Find information on transportation, dining, activities and more.

Lake Tahoe Bear Safety

Be Bearwise

Don’t forget – you’re in bear country. Keep Tahoe bears wild by learning what it takes to be “bearwise” – including properly disposing of your trash, bringing bear-resistant containers, and avoiding unexpected attractants.

Lake Tahoe Kayaking Kings Beach

Prevent Invasive Species

Read up on proper decontamination protocol with free training guides for your personal watercraft including inflatable paddleboards.

Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Lake Tahoe Water Trail

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a 72-mile water route along Lake Tahoe’s shoreline offering public launch and landing sites, signage, routes, navigation tools, and water safety tips to help you have the best paddleboard or kayak adventure.

Lake Tahoe Gift Card

Tahoe Gift Card

Shop local. Support local. The Lake Tahoe Gift Card is accepted at various local retailers, restaurants, services and entertainment providers. Share the gift of Tahoe with a loved one.