Pope Beach is located 3 miles west of the city of South Lake Tahoe on State Highway 89.
Gated access; open Memorial Day Weekend through mid-October; Entry fee required.
Fees increase during Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Pope Beach is located on National Forest land and is approximately three-quarter miles long with a sandy beach, excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities and incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. Kayak rentals and a food concession are available on site. Pope Beach is easily accessible by bicycle via the Pope/Baldwin Bike Path. No dogs are allowed. The beach is managed by concessionaire, California Land Management, under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service.
- Food Concessions
- Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
- Parking/Day-use Fee
- Picnic Tables
- Public Bathrooms
- Public Transit Nearby
- Shade Available
- Watertrail Trailhead