The South Shore of Lake Tahoe
The South Shore of Lake Tahoe is the bottom half of the Lake from approximately Spooner summit in the northwest corner to Sugar Pine State Park at the northwest corner. Fundamentally, there are three ways to arrive at the South Shore from outside the Tahoe Basin:
- Once-daily Amtrak bus service from Sacramento and Placerville to the Y or Stateline
- The South Tahoe Airporter, which generally has about 12 runs a day between Reno and Stateline (down to 3 runs during COVID)
- Personal vehicle
Once on the South Shore, there are just enough options, at least in the summer, to park your car and explore via transit and active transportation. See the “Transit Info and Route Planning” section for more information. Regional connections are needed but will not be utilized unless people can easily and quickly get around town and nearby recreation opportunities without their cars. There are plans to add dozens of miles of bike trails, improve safety and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians, and a goal to double transit ridership in town centers and at popular recreation areas.