Partners: Nevada Division of State Parks Recreation Trails Program, Nevada Division of State Lands, Nevada Tahoe Resource Team/Nevada State Parks Funds Granted: $35,000
Situated within Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Sand Harbor is perennially the most popular summer recreation destination amongst all of Nevada’s State Parks. Each year, nearly one million visitors enjoy Sand Harbor and its spectacular surroundings. Some use the Park as a launch spot for a day of boating or kayaking, while others choose to enjoy a family day at the beach or an evening of entertainment at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare festival. The unique beauty of Sand Harbor – and its stunning views of the Lake – make it one of the most photographed locations at Tahoe. Protecting the fragile beach environment, while providing a high quality recreational experience, is a priority and challenge for Nevada State Parks.
The Sand Harbor Beach Improvements Project is designed to do both. The project replaced antiquated infrastructure and created three new access points that connect the parking area to the beach and reduce erosion along the sand bluffs. Newly designed overlooks provide ADA access to those with limited mobility to enjoy views of Lake Tahoe, and a new ADA accessible path allows easy access to the shores of Tahoe.