Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Incline Village

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Lake Tahoe – Nevada State Park is a state park of Nevada, United States, on the northeast shores of Lake Tahoe. The park comprises six management units which total 14301acre. The park is in the Western Nevada Region of Nevada State Parks. It includes the Marlette Lake Water System which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.UnitsSand HarborSand Harbor features a large sandy beach on Lake Tahoe's eastern shore. It is also the location of the outdoor Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Bouldering, picnicking, the Sand Point nature trail, a boat launch and the Lake Tahoe–Nevada State Park visitor center are all located here.Spooner LakeSpooner Lake is located near the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and State Route 28 at "Spooner Summit." Spooner Lake is popular for picnicking, fishing, and viewing wildlife and wildflowers. The site is also the primary starting point for the Marlette/Hobart Backcountry trails as well as the main vehicle entrance to both areas.Marlette/Hobart BackcountryMiles of hiking and biking trails cover the Marlette/Hobart Backcountry's 13000acre in the Carson Range. Among the most popular trails is the Flume Trail, which offers spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. The area also features a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Marlette Lake and the Hobart Reservoir are popular destinations. These lakes were created to feed the Marlette Lake Water System during the earlier mining and logging industry of the area. Remnants of abandoned mills can still be seen in areas of the park. No vehicle access is permitted in the backcountry. Pedestrian access is gained through the Spooner Lake trail head, the Tahoe Rim Trail, and various other trails starting in Carson City and Incline Village. Two rustic cabins and several backpacking campsites provide overnight amenities.
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  • What a beautiful place. If you are looking for something less crowded than the slopes, visit Spooner Lake. There are nice trails around the lake that are great for those not from the mountains who hav...  more »
  • We met this lovely place when we visited California and we were staying in San Francisco. It was a trip to Lake Tahoe climbing mountains and enjoying the nature. The Lake is wonderful and delights by the color and the contrast of green and blue.
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  • Easily one of the most beautiful state parks in the country. No end things to look at or learn about. 
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  • Gorgeous water and nice beaches. The parking lots get full very quickly and are usually closed by a certain time as to not overflow them. They then reopen the parking lots at around 3pm. That being said, you can still park alongside the road but make sure you watch the signs for "no parking areas." On my last trip there, I saw a car being towed away because its bumper was sticking out past the solid white line.
  • A stunning state park with sweeping views from the water's edge perspective. One of a kind beaches that invite you to stay all day. Be early as parking fills to capacity and local parking tickets on the highway are $305.
  • Sand Harbor is a beautiful Sandy Beach. It's like being on the ocean beaches. But better, because it's not salt water and no sharks! It took my wife and I about an hour to walk to the far end and back. We enjoyed our leisurely stroll. Make sure you pack sunglasses, it can get pretty sunny with the reflections off the water.
  • Such a Beautiful beach! Love the rocks and what can I say about the VIEW!! Absolutely Gorgeous! I wish that people would respect the beach and carry their trash out! There are bears around and will be punished for the people leaving their trash behind. Sand Harbor should have to clean other people mess up!
  • I love water! The sand harbor beach was really nice. Great for paddle boarding. There are several piles of rocks out in the water that you can swim out to and climb up and even jump off of into the lake. If you want to get a parking space you either need to come early, (They are usually out of parking space by 10am) or you need to come closer to 2pm when people who got there earlier in the day have started leaving. There are also places to crawdad fish. Restroom facilities are kept clean and in good condition. Kayak rentals also on the beach. Boat ramp here as well.