Popular Lake Tahoe Beach to Release ‘Late-Summer’ Reservations on July 1

Starting July 1, Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe will implement a new day-use reservation system aimed at enhancing visitor experience by ensuring guaranteed parking and reducing early morning congestion.

“The new reservation system is a significant step forward in enhancing the visitor experience at Sand Harbor State Park,” said Bob Mergell, Administrator of the Nevada Division of State Parks. “By ensuring guaranteed parking and reducing early morning congestion, we hope to create a more enjoyable and accessible environment for all our guests.”

The trial period for day-use passes will begin on July 1 for late summer reservations, while vehicle reservations for weekends and holidays will start on August 17. This trial will help visitors adjust to the new system, with full implementation set for April 2025.

The reservation system includes three tiers to ensure all visitors have the opportunity to experience the park:

  • Tier One: 200 day-use reservations available 90 days in advance.
  • Tier Two: 100 day-use reservations available 30 days in advance.
  • Tier Three: 50 day-use reservations available 7 days in advance.
  • Same-Day Reservations: Any unbooked day-use reservations are available until 10:29 a.m. without the $5 reservation processing fee.

If a reservation is not used by 10:30 a.m., the spot will be given to a first-come, first-served visitor. If reservations are full, the gates will close at 10:30 a.m., and entry will be allowed only when enough space becomes available.

To use a reservation, visitors must arrive at the park before 10:30 a.m. with a valid ID matching the reservation name. The park entrance fee is $10 for vehicles registered in Nevada and $15 for out-of-state vehicles. The boat launch will continue to operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

The reservation system is designed to reduce traffic congestion on Highway 28 and prevent overcrowding at the state park, creating a more enjoyable experience for all.

Reservations can be made online starting July 1 for late summer visits. For more information and to reserve a spot, click here.

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