Swimming ~ Reno Tahoe & Surrounding Areas


There are great beaches all around Lake Tahoe for swimming, a couple of the most popular are Kings Beach & Sand Harbor.

Kings Beach State Rec. Center
Kings Beach is a popular day use beach in Tahoe.

Sand Harbor
Sand Harbor is a large and popular beach on Tahoe’s East shore.  With two ramps, boaters, and fisherman have easy access.  This park is perfect for picnics and swim days.  It is also home to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

Emerald Bay is more of a secluded bay on the West shore and is home to Vikingsholm.


Wild Island Family Adventure Park
Wild Island is a local water park that is popular in the summertime.  With 2 areas for small kids, slides, the lazy river, wave pool and a 21 and over area for the big kids, they have something to cater to everyone.

Truckee River
If you’re interested in swimming or floating the Truckee River, Wingfield Park is a popular spot in the heart of downtown Reno.

If you’re looking for a local swimming pool in Reno / Sparks, take a look at some of these:

Traner Pool

Idlewild Pool

Northwest Pool

Bower’s Mansion Pool

Evelyn Mount Community Pool

Sun Valley Pool Complex

Alf Sorensen

Deer Park Pool

If you are interested in a casino resort style pool, consider a stay-cation at on of the local hotels.


Pyramid Lake

Donner Lake 

Desolation Wilderness

Eagle Lake


Boca Reservoir



Visit the town time forgot in Washington City.  Swim in the Yuba River or slide down the natural rock water slides.  Washington City Hotel

Hike in to Emerald Pools for another scenic place to jump off the rocks and spend some time in the Yuba River.


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