Moon Dune Beach is the finest white sand beach in Lake Tahoe. The beach is located in the community of Tahoe Vista just off of North Lake Boulevard, across from the Rustic Cottages. Snow Creek flows through the site. Limited parking is available only along the highway. There are no developed facilities or garbage services; portable restrooms are provided in the summer on the west end of the site. Sorry, pets are never allowed at Moon Dune Beach.
Hours of Operation
No gate. On-street parking only. NO GARBAGE SERVICE PROVIDED - PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT.
The beach is owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy (530-542-5580) and Placer County. NTPUD maintains the Placer County beach, while California State Parks provides services and law enforcement for the State-owned portion (as of July 2014). For special events, please contact Dana Watkins ([email protected]).
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Across from Rustic Cottages in Tahoe Vista
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The nearest beach to Moon Dunes that allows dogs is Carnelian West.
If you plan to use this beach to launch your kayak, please visit http://tahoekeepers.org/ and be sure that you follow proper precautions in order to protect Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is a pristine alpine lake where clean boating and protection from Aquatic Invasive Species is the highest priority. Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft after every use to ensure you are not transporting any nasty nuisances. After all, We're All in This Boat Together!
Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license to be able to fish in Lake Tahoe. The best fishing on the Lake is from a boat. For those who enjoy shore fishing, your best bet are places where the shoreline drops off quickly such as Rubicon Point on the west shore and Cave Rock on the east shore. Fishing is closed in Lake Tahoe within 300 feet of its tributaries, and upstream to the first lake from October 1st through June 30th. The rest of the year the entire lake is open to fishing.
KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:
- Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
- Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
- Campfires are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.
VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.
SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!
PET OWNERS: Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet's privilege to share the beach!
BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat - completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.
FISHING: Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Visit one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing sites to learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.
THE COAST GUARD AT TAHOE: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency and give the name of this beach!
SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LAKE TAHOE - BUY OR RENEW A LAKE TAHOE LICENSE PLATE: Over 96% of the funds from Lake Tahoe license plate purchase and renewal fees support lake access, hiking and biking trails, and other important projects in the Lake Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe plates start at $50 in CA and $61 in NV in addition to your usual annual registration fees. Visit www.tahoefund.org or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.