Located in Tahoe Vista, California at 6600 Donner Road -one mile west of highway 267 and one mile north of Highway 28- the North Tahoe Regional Park spans approximately 124 acres and offers captivating lake views and a variety of year-round recreation activities for visitors of all ages. Dogs on-leash are allowed throughout the park including on the trails; the seasonal Tahoe Unleashed Dog Park enclosures are the only off-leash areas at the park. Please pick up after your pet to ensure enjoyment for all park visitors. Horses are not permitted in the Park.
There is a $5.00 per vehicle fee collected at the entry gate for park use by visitors. North Tahoe Public Utility District residents are not charged; they receive a vehicle window sticker and pay an annual property tax assessment which supports the maintenance and operation of the Park. Learn about the Resident's Benefit and non-resident annual Park Supporter Programs.
AMENITIES AND FACILITIES
TREETOP ADVENTURE COURSE
Opened in the summer of 2016, this exciting year-round activity offers visitors five years old and above a unique perspective of the park. After gearing up and receiving safety and equipment training you'll spend approximately two-and-a half hours traveling between treetop platforms connected by zip-lines, bridges and obstacles nestled high up in the trees, with courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced fitness levels. Visit District concessionaire North Tahoe Advenures to learn more and to reserve your visit.
This whimsical playground features a play structure for children ages 5 - 12, including climbing bars, slides, hanging bridges and spring rider play equipment. There are also tot swings and traditional swing for older children, and all of the equipment meets current playground safety and ADA standards. Enjoy a snack or picnic at one of the nearby tables.
New for 2017, the picnic tables can be reserved for children's birthay parties. Note that no alcohol is permitted at the playground.
"TAHOE UNLEASHED" DOG PARK
Opened in the Fall of 2015 and expanded in 2016, Tahoe Unleashed features two separate fenced enclosures for small and large dogs and a one-acre play area for dogs of all sizes called 'The Outback'. The dog park will close for the season once snow and ice accumulation prevent access and operation of the enclosure gate(s). Please respect the park rules and other signage posted and remember to always clean up after your pet.
Visit the Dog Day in the Park website for additional information on the non-profit group that spearheaded the dog park.
HIKING & BIKING TRAILS
The North Tahoe Regional Park has a variety of trails available for hiking and biking, from gently sloped to nearly flat, and steep uphill and downhill trails. The trails are all listed on the North Tahoe Regional Park map. Standard trail courtesy applies, bikes should yield to hikers. Please don't forget to pick up after your pet if they join you.
While there are some challenging ascents and descents, the majority of the trail system is a good introduction to mountain biking for those that have never tried it and also a quick, fun ride through a beautiful trail system for experienced bikers. These trails have been used for races in the past so they offer something for all ability levels. Bikes are available for rent at a number of stores in downtown Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista. The Pine Drop Bike Path also connects to the North Tahoe Regional Park.
CROSS COUNTRY & SNOWSHOEING
Enjoy spectacular views and some of the most majestic Incense Cedar trees found on the North Shore as you walk or glide along snow covered forest trails. Seasonal grooming and concession details are available by calling the winter hotline number 530-546-5043 and also posted to the North Tahoe Regional Park page on Facebook. Please don’t forget to pick up after your pets if they join you.
SLEDDING & SNOWMOBILING
A popular wintertime Park activity is the children’s sled hill at the park entrance and larger sled hill including seasonal sledding and snowmobiling concession at the upper level of the park. North Tahoe Winter Adventures provides the sledding and snowmobile concession services. Please contact them at 530-546-0605.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN NORTH LAKE TAHOE
Explore all that North Tahoe has to offer! From the mountains to the lake and from equipment rentals to guided trips to custom-tailored adventures, our outdoor adventure concessionaire companies will show you how to play like a local. Learn more.
INTERPRETIVE NATURE TRAIL
Interpreted along this ¾ mile trail are Sierra native flora, common forest systems and key points of interest.
Sierra forests contain some of the most beautiful flora found anywhere.Dominated by conifers (cone bearing trees), the Sierra forests contain some of the largest, tallest and oldest trees in the world. Their variety, combination and multitudes are seldom matched.
Situated in the "Canadian life zone," the park offers a well represented example of a typical Sierra forest. During the development of the interpretive trail, focus was specific to native flora, emphasizing common factors affecting Sierra ecosystems.
While walking the nature trail, you may observe the difference between a Jeffrey pine and a Ponderosa pine. You will pass a burnt cedar stump from fires long past. You will walk through a ghost forest where displays interpret the ecosystem. You will learn what squirrels, birds and bears like to eat. You may even see a red-tailed hawk, Chickadee or Stellar Jay. You may learn how Native Americans used the Sierra plants for food. Illustrations will show you how soil is formed, why plants grow the way they grow and how the lumber industry has affected this area.
This trail was developed and constructed by the North Tahoe Parks Department. The Nature Trail is in need of some repair and updating, if you or your organization is interested in taking on this project, please contact the District.
FITNESS PAR COURSE
Enjoy an 18 station fitness par course set in a forest of soaring pine, fir and cedar trees.
While some elements are still in place, the fitness course has been damaged by the weather and some parts removed with the installation of the TreeTop Adventure Course. The District is currently reviewing options for adult fitness equipment.
There are 5 tennis courts available for rent or use on a first come-first served basis; two courts are marked for Pickleball play as well.
What is Pickleball? It's America's fastest-growing sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played on a badminton or modified tennis court along with a lowered net. You can learn more on the USA Pickleball Association site.
For information and pricing for renting the tennis courts visit the link below:
The District currently has no one under contract to run a tennis or pickleball program at the North Tahoe Regional Park Tennis Courts. If you are interested in setting up a program at our facility, please call our Parks & Facilities Manager, (530) 546-4212.
DISC GOLF COURSE
Located in the upper area of the park, the 18 hole Disc Golf Course was constructed in the summers of 2006 and 2007 thanks to many volunteers who spearheaded commitments of labor and monetary donations to make the project a reality. At least two tournaments are held each year utilizing the course. Download map of the course. The Disc Golf Course is free to the public however there is a fee to hold a tournament. NTPUD Resident rate is $50/day per tournament and non-resident rate is $250/day.
Please complete the Special Event Application below to rent the Disc Golf Course for a tournament:
RAMADA GROUP PICNIC AREA
The Ramada is a covered picnic area that seats up to 100 people and provides excellent views of the Lake. It is adjacent to the children's playground making it a great venue for family gatherings. The Ramada is used for family reunions, rehearsal dinners and other large group gatherings. Amenities include a BBQ area with 12 picnic tables (3 feet by 8 feet), running water and electricity.
For more information and pricing for renting the North Tahoe Regional Park Ramada, please click on the link below:
Those looking for a location for smaller parties should consider picnic table reservations at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area or the Playground within the North Tahoe Regional Park.
BALL FIELDS AND MULTIPURPOSE FIELD
The District maintains 2 fields as softball fields, 1 baseball field and a grassy field which is used for soccer, football and a variety of other uses. The ball fields and the grassy field area are available for rent.
For more information and pricing for renting the ball fields, please click on the link below:
TURF SOCCER FIELD
This all-weather artificial turf field is available for rent by those wishing to run leagues or camps or on a first come, first served basis for pickup games. The field is lined for full field play and for cross field play, allowing two "short" field games to be going on at one time. Due to health concerns, animals are not permitted on the field.
The field is also the home of the Sierra Nevada College Eagles Lacrosse Team. Thanks to their support the District was able to purchase a snow pusher that allows the field to be cleared for use and play earlier in the season.
For more information and pricing for renting the North Tahoe Regional Park Soccer Field, please click on the link below:
THOMAS LLEWELYN SCOUT AREA
The Scout area is available for rent to Boy and Girl Scout troops or other Youth Groups during the summer and winter months. It features rustic camping areas and fire rings. A log structure is available for group gatherings or use by Scout Leaders. District resident Eric Rienstra organized a cleanup project for the Scout Area as part of his Eagle Scout project in Spring 2004.
For more information and pricing for renting the Thomas Llewellyn Scout Area, please click on the link below: