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Camp Richardson Resort Beach


Camp Richardson Resort beach stretches for one-quarter mile and offers great views of Cave Rock, Heavenly Mountain Resort and the East Shore. Music and cocktails are available at The Beacon Bar and Grill. Hot Dog & Snow Cone stand available at the Marina. Boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP, peddle boats, and more are available for rent. Rum Runner Cruises depart twice daily to Emerald Bay and back. Buoys rentals and additional marina service are also available. Easy walking trails and a paved bike trail are located at the adjacent Tallac Historic Site. The historic building, Valhalla, is located directly on the adjacent property and offers music, theater and art events during the summer months. The beach is managed by a concessionaire under a USDA Forest Service special use permit.

Open year-round; parking fees on Jameson Beach Road.

Dogs prohibited, swimming beach only. Dogs allowed on leash in picnic areas; no glass containers on beach.


  • Accessibility
  • Barbeques
  • Boat Access/Ramps
  • Boat Inspections
  • Boat Rentals
  • Campsites Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Food Concessions
  • Group Facilities
  • Overnight Parking
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Rentals
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Public Transit Nearby
  • Shade Available
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wedding Venue & Catering