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Kiva Shoreline


No physical address; road across from Fallen Leaf Rd at Hwy 89 at Tallac Historic Site sign; 75 yards at “Y” go left to Kiva Parking

Gated. Open Memorial Day Weekend through October (weather permitting). No fee required.

Kiva Shoreline (also known at Tallac/Kiva Point or Visitor Center beach) is located on National Forest land and boasts approximately 200 yards of narrow sandy, shoreline adjacent to a fragile marsh-zone (please do not enter marsh zone for the protection of wildlife). There is minimal sand/mostly soil shoreline from Tallac Point to Kiva Picnic Area. Portable toilets are available in Kiva Parking area (Memorial Weekend through Labor Day). A visitor center is a one-half mile walk on the Lake of the Sky Trail or a three minute drive from Kiva Parking area. An unmaintained shoreline trail to the Tallac Historic Site offers views of the lake, and interpretive panels to understand the rich history of the resort community at Tallac Historic Site. Located at the southern portion of Lake Tahoe, one may view peaks to the North, East and West and surrounding shoreline.

Dogs allowed only on leash on the Kiva Shoreline. On land, all dogs must be leashed per El Dorado County leash laws (enforced); please pick up pet waste; dog waste bags provided at Taylor Creek Visitor Center; no wood or charcoal fires or grills permitted on the beach or adjacent lands; no free-standing barbecues. Please place garbage in dumpster in Kiva Parking lot. 911 for emergencies (cell service usually works at Kiva Shoreline).


  • Dogs Allowed with Restrictions
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Shade Available