How to have fun while being safe at Lake Tahoe

How to have fun while being safe at Lake Tahoe
Tim Hauserman

With the recent relaxing of vacation rentals and business restrictions at Lake Tahoe, folks are

coming back to the the lake to enjoy the summer in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Welcome back! While businesses and local residents who depend upon tourism are excited

about people returning to the area, there is also caution and concern that we can all enjoy this

place and still stay save from Covid.

-For information on cleaning and rental protocol in your vacation rental go to

-For detailed information on efforts to keep Tahoe safe go to


Here are a few things to keep in mind when visiting Lake Tahoe:

Support our local small businesses. They, like a lot of other businesses around the country have

a had a tough few months. But be patient. They are learning all sorts of new protocols and

having to rework their businesses to meet the new reality. Things may be a bit different.

Wash your hands or use sanitizer before entering a business, and after.

Wear a mask any time you are inside a public place like a store, shop, or before being seated at

a restaurant.


Social Distancing: Please keep 6 feet away from everyone! This seems to be the biggest

challenge of all the suggestions made to keep people safe. That includes six feet from your

good friend Bob, even though you know he is a stand up guy and could never possibly be sick

without knowing it.


Bring hand sanitizer, gloves and cleaning supplies with you to Tahoe, and perhaps food as well

as our few supermarkets may not be able to meet the demand.

Hiking, biking and being out on the lake are some of the safest activities you can do, but it is still

important to keep that six feet of social distance. This means avoiding super busy places or

going out first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. And it means stepping off the trail

give other people the space they need.


Be courteous and remember we are all in this together.

Mountain Biking Tip: Check out Tahoe Cross country Ski Area. The trail network fanning out

from the lodge includes beginner to expert level trails, with lots of miles of each. Mule ears and

lupine are starting to bloom in earnest. has bike rentals and maps of the trails.

Hiking Tip: Try trails on Tahoe’s East Shore which are out of the snow. Take the Tahoe Rim Trail

south from Spooner Summit to South Camp Peak, or from Spooner Lake hike up to Marlette