Want to find an open beach at Lake Tahoe?
As of Monday, there’s an app for that.
The Tahoe Fund launched the Tahoe Beaches application to help more than 2 million Tahoe visitors find their way to the public shores of Lake Tahoe. The app will also bring environmental benefits, helping to allow a more even flow of visitors to all beaches.
The app, available for iTunes and Google Play, allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with images and details about beach amenities, including barbeques, boat rentals, pet restrictions, and public transportation. With more than 50 public beaches, the app allows users to plan their Tahoe experience from home or while traveling around the Lake. Twitter feeds enable real time information from the public agencies managing the beaches. Users can post their favorite beaches to Facebook and invite family and friends to join them. The app also includes important stewardship information to help beach goers take care of the environment.
“On a hot summer day there is no better place to be than in the Lake, but finding the right beach to fit your desired experience isn’t always easy,” according to Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry. “With the Tahoe Beaches App more people will be able to find their way to the crystal blue waters of Tahoe while reducing the environmental damage of overcrowding .”
The Tahoe Beaches App was developed by the Tahoe Fund and co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. Seven public agencies collaborated to develop the app, seamlessly integrating public beach information across their organizations to get information to their users. The partners include: California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, and Tahoe Transportation District.
“The new app also showcases our continuing major investments in improving public access to Lake Tahoe,” said Patrick Wright, Executive Director of the Tahoe Conservancy. “Visitors can now enjoy over 34 miles of lakefront parks, up from just 14 miles in 1971.”
The Tahoe Beaches App is available on both Apple and Android phones and is available for free in their respective App Stores. To learn more or to download the app, please visit www.tahoepublicbeaches.com.
Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund is a bi-state nonprofit dedicated to raising money for projects that will improve lake clarity, enhance recreation and build a stronger sense of environmental stewardship in Tahoe Basin.
In addition to the Tahoe Beaches App, the organization has funded two high priority watershed restoration projects, the Blackwood Creek/Eagle Rock Trail restoration on the West Shore and the Incline/3rd Creek Restoration on the North Shore; segments of the Tahoe Bikeway in Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe; the Van-Sickle Bi-State Park in South Lake Tahoe; and the UC Davis “State of the Lake” report. The Tahoe Fund seeks donations of any size to help sustain the organization and the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.