Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area Travel Guide

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Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area Things to Do

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    by Yaqui Updated Aug 6, 2010

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    This area has the one of the most uniques venues during July and August, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor offers the Bard’s best plays set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Lake Tahoe. The have a natural amphitheater that graces the beach. Its very popular so be sure you get your reservation ahead of time, plus I have be told although they have ample parking, it does fill up.

    I will have to admit, I was trying to take more pictures here, but the gentleman at the bar got annoyed because he thought I should pay before I enter this area, although it was during the middle of the day. He was being a little rude, but I gave him a hard look, so he thought he better not go there. So I at least got this picture.

    Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
    P.O. Box 6116
    Incline Village, NV 89450
    (775) 831-0494
    Visitor Center (775) 831-3030

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    by Yaqui Updated Aug 6, 2010

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    The boat launch includes two wave protected double ramps with docks and adjacent parking. Parking fills to capacity early on summer weekends. Watercraft inspections are required as part of the new program that is helping to protect Lake Tahoe from the threat of aquatic invasive species such as Quagga and Zebra mussels.

    There is ample areas of shaded areas of Cedars and Jeffrey pines, so the picnic area offers a peaceful retreat from the busy beaches. Plenty of areas equipped with a barbecue and picnic tables. Also, paved walkways make the area accessible to persons with disabilities, which is always a plus so everyone in the family can enjoy this area. There were lots of species of birds to enjoy, especially if you are a avid bird watcher.

    In the sandy beach picture the ramps are just to the right on the other side of the cove. They have some nice maps online or visit the Visitor Center they have here to gather more information.

    Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
    P.O. Box 6116
    Incline Village, NV 89450
    (775) 831-0494
    Visitor Center (775) 831-3030

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    by Yaqui Written Aug 3, 2010

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    This visitor center has so many wonderful exhibits and displays. All the displays are to educated the beginning of Lake Tahoe's natural and cultural history and what it has become. There is also a gift shop run by the Nevada State Parks Cooperative Association.

    Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
    P.O. Box 6116
    Incline Village, NV 89450
    (775) 831-0494
    Visitor Center (775) 831-3030

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    by Yaqui Updated Aug 3, 2010

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    Favorite thing: You will see so many types of beautiful species of birds. Of course when your exploring the shoreline of the lake you will see gulls. These are either the California Gull (seagulls to some) or the Ring-billed Gull breed, which primarily lives inland in North America. Yet, these type of gulls you will never see anything except in fresh water all their lives.

    The Steller’s Jays are very dark jays, lacking the white underparts. The head is charcoal black and the body is all blue (lightest, almost sparkling, on the wings). White markings above the eye are fairly inconspicuous. They are bold, inquisitive, intelligent, and noisy. Steller’s Jays spend much of their time exploring the forest canopy. They come to the forest floor to investigate visitors and look for food, moving with decisive hops of their long legs.

    Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
    P.O. Box 6116
    Incline Village, NV 89450
    (775) 831-0494
    Visitor Center (775) 831-3030

    Geocache coordinates for:
    North Canyon: N 39° 09.54' W 119° 53.85'
    Hobart Lake: N 39° 11.73' W 119° 52.09'

    Ring-billed Gull Steller Jay
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