Summer and fall are the times to have fun on dirt trails or in the water! Beaches, parks, and pools are open and the weather is great to get outdoors.
Staying in a mountain home? There may be facilities available to you through your rental.
This 12 acre day use beach, located at the west end of Donner Lake, has tons of amenities and is supervised by American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards. Kayak and paddleboard rentals, horseshoe pits, play areas, boat storage, picnic & BBQ areas, beach volleyball, tennis courts, and concessions. Opens May 29.
Want to relax by a beautiful alpine lake? Check out the 37 public piers on the north shore of Donner Lake, free and open to the public on a first come first serve basis. They’re a great spot for a picnic, launching a paddleboard, swimming, or simply soaking up the sun. The piers are very popular in the summer so go early or visit midweek or off-peak times.
From the Truckee River Regional Park, you can easily hop on the Legacy Trail, a scenic paved path that connects Truckee to Glenshire, for an easy bike ride or walk. At the park, there are tennis courts, ballfields, an ampitheater, kids playground, community garden, and the Chief Truckee lawn.
Kids will love gaining mountain bike skills with confidence at this approachable bike park. There’s something for everyone, and tons of park features including a pump track, dirt jumps, flow lines, cross country loop, and drop zone. It’s free and open to the public from sunrise to sunset.
Roll up and enjoy this free skate park, located in the Truckee River Regional Park. Features include fun, flowy bowls, a small rail, ramps and ledges. No bikes allowed, check out the Truckee Bike Park instead!
Looking for an exciting family-friendly activity? Go rock climbing! Hire a guide and experience world-class California granite, try the Tahoe Via Ferrata, or visit Truckee’s new state of the art indoor climbing gym.
Tahoe Summer Camps offer unique, adventure-filled summer camp experiences in the most remarkable alpine lake setting in North America – Lake Tahoe, CA. With professional educators, artists, makers and athletes as their guides, Tahoe Summer Campers become adventurers, blacksmiths, sailors, engineers, scientists and more! With base camps in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, CA, Tahoe Summer Camps offers something for everyone.
There are two mini golf courses located in North Lake Tahoe, approximately 20 minutes from Truckee. The two mini golf locations provide several fun courses of different levels, a great outing for families and kids of all ages. Make memories with the beautiful north shore of Lake Tahoe as your backdrop. Read more about mini golf in this article from Moonshine Ink, Putting in Paradise.