Towns Carnelian Bay

Carnelian Bay, California 96140

In 1860, Carnelian Bay was named for the semi-precious red and yellow stones peppering the shoreline. Year-round, Carnelian Bay in North Lake Tahoe is the spot for big Mackinaw trout. The beaches are favorites with dogs, kayakers, SUPers and sunset seekers. 

A Fun Fact about Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe

Did you know? Carnelian is one of the many stones that has been used throughout history, even in ancient Egypt.

Things To Do

  • Magic Carpet Golf and Arcade

    Magic Carpet Golf & Arcade, located in Lake Tahoe’s Carnelian Bay, has both indoor and outdoor fun for everyone. This facility has two 19 hole courses and one 28 hole course overlooking Lake Tahoe (66 holes total) with many...

  • Tahoe Adventure Company

    Tahoe Adventure Company leads high quality adventure travel trips and tours with a focus on experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, trails and brilliant waters of Lake Tahoe. Our goal is to offer the...



  • Hey Chef! Private Chef's Service

    For the finest dining experience in Truckee-Tahoe, look no further than your own table. We are your source for the area’s premier private chefs. Each of our chefs has a unique culinary specialty, and we match you with the...

  • Tahoe Luxury Properties

    Family owned since 1994, Tahoe Luxury Properties offers more than 140 Tahoe vacation rentals in class of their own. Rentals start at $225 per night and range from charming and elegant ski cabins to dramatic lakefront estates,...

  • CB's Bistro

    CB's dishes up some of the finest pizza anywhere. Casual family style dining, hand thrown pizza, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and pasta. Open year-round for lunch, dinner. Beer and wine bar, friendly service, video...

  • Waterman's Landing

    Our unique blend of delicious Cafe Menu, Stand-up paddle board shop and year round watersport rental fleet makes Waterman’s Landing Lake Tahoe's coffee house and paddling headquarters. Find us in Carnelian Bay and check out...

  • Patton Landing - Watermans Landing

    Home to Waterman's Landing, a gourmet coffeehouse, Patton Landing is located on the east side of Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. his three-acre, pebbly beach is quickly becoming Lake Tahoe's stand up paddling...

  • Gar Woods Grill & Pier

    Gar Woods is ideally situated on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in beautiful Carnelian Bay and showcases the nostalgic ambiance of Tahoe’s classic wooden boat era. Our waterfront location offers sweeping vistas of the lake...