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Fishing with Kids at Lake Tahoe

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Taylor Creek: Kids LOVE it!

Running from Fallen Leaf Lake to Kiva Beach at Lake Tahoe is Taylor Creek.This alpine stream is now one of Lake Tahoe's most popular attractions. The entire area, from the underground view stream profile chamber to Kiva Beach, is great for kids. It gives a glimpse through big windows into the alpine stream habitat, as if you are under the water!

The National Forest Service has created interpretive hiking trails throughout the meadow where the creek approaches Lake Tahoe.

On the west side of Highway 89 the stream is a nice walking trail, and you can go to Fallen Leaf Lake Campground. The biggest sign you'll find is the locks controlling the flow from Fallen Leaf Lake. The creek is the only spawning habitat for Tahoe's Kokanee Salmon, a landlocked version of the Sockeye. The fish are very successful here, to the point that the area is used to produce fry to stock other California lakes. Every year (beginning of October), the Forest Service plays host to the Kokanee Festival to educate and celebrate the spawning season.

More About Fishing on the Nevada Side...

Cast your line at a close-by urban pond or venture out to any one of Nevada's remote and- beautiful fishing holes. Chances are, you'll get hooked. Nevada Department of Wildlife has a great site for fish stocking information, new information on hunt units, and changes in boating laws.

Sno-Parks and Sledding Tubing Hills

Sno-Parks > South Lake Tahoe

South Shore Sledding: Across from the South Lake Tahoe airport on Highway 50 south of the "Y". You can't miss it. However, parking is limited, and you can't park on the highway. Bring your own sled, since this is not a commercial hill.

Echo Summit Sno-Park
Hwy. 50 at Echo Summit on the South side of roadway

This snow park location is a former ski area and is a popular tubing hill. There are 3 hillsto choose from. (No lift.)

Hansen's Resort
(530) 544-3361
1360 Ski Run Blvd.

Two 400-foot trails with banked turns. Equipment is furnished.

Heavenly Ski Resort
Top of the Heavenly Gondola Adventure Peak Play Area.

Includes snow tubing, sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Skiers and boarders can spend the day at Heavenly while other family and friends play at the snow park.

(530) 659-7453
Highway 50 East of Echo Summit on Highway 50

A very fun Tahoe tubing hill with a lift system. Great for non-skiers who want fun in the snow. There's a deck with tables where you can also view the fun.

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena
1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-6056

Fabulous 37,000 sq. ft. indoor official NHL ice arena in South Lake Tahoe. Stating lessons, full service pro shop and rentals and daily public skating sessions.

Taylor Creek Sno-Park
Hwy. 89 north of Camp Richarson

A Little Kids and beginners hill. Lots of fun!

Sno-Parks > North Lake Tahoe

Spooner Summit
Corner of Hwy. 50
and Hwy. 28

Big popular hill! The large sledding and tubing hill is on the southwest corner of Highways 50 and 28. Bring your own sled, since this is not a commercial hill. (A Few Warnings: Do not park on the highway interchange, where you will get a ticket! And, please be especially careful when driving in this area, which is the scene of many high-speed accidents.) Access to parking is from Highway 28. You will need to bring your own equipment.

Playland Snow Park at Boreal
(530) 426-3666

Off I-80 about a half hour up the hill from Lake Tahoe, this park is great for all ages. Includes groomed sledding lanes, outdoor (portable) bathrooms and sleds/saucers are provided. Open from 10am to 4pm during the winter season, conditions permitting.

Granlibakken Ski Area play area
(530) 581-7533
Tahoe City, CA

Granlibakken resort has an area for saucers only. Rentals are available. There is a fee.

North Tahoe Regional Park
(530) 546-4212
To find this sledding and tubing park, go to the end of National Ave, Tahoe Vista, CA

$3 parking fee at the North Tahoe Regional Park. Sled rentals are available. Restrooms. Dogs are OK when on leash.

Northstar at Tahoe Saucer Hill
(530) 562-1010
Includes a tow rope. Saucers can be rented here. Day use fee.

Soda Springs just off I-80
(530) 426-3901
This Snow tube area is the first thing you see when you exit the freeway and it includes a tow rope and groomed runs with banked turns.

Palisades Tahoe Snowtubing
(800) 545-4350


Harrah's Family Fun Center - Check out the new Roadrunners virtual reality motorcycle race. It is one of the many virtual reality games in the Family Fun Center. The kids will love the new indoor playground equipment. They can enjoy two levels of slides, ball pools, climbing areas, lots of games of skill and the latest, coolest and the most "RAD" video and pinball games ever. Ski, racecars and motorcycles, compete with friends and family at dozens of enjoyable and exciting games. And anyone can win points that can be redeemed for lots of awesome stuff. The new Family Fun Center is a safe, well-lit, non-smoking and alcohol free environment. Birthday Parties are also available.

Harveys Virtual Forest Arcade - A fun, exciting environment for "kids" of all ages! You'll marvel at our variety of the newest technology in video and redemption games. Come and ski down alpine slopes, race Daytona cars, wrestle WWF stars or try your skill on redemption games and win plenty of tickets for prizes. Feel the "G" Forces while being a jet pilot or riding the roller coaster or bobsled in the Orbitron, our one-of-a-kind motion simulator. Whether you like battling bad guys, having a shootout with Maddog or riding motorcycles -- if you like fun -- there's something for you! Hours: 10 AM - 10 PM, Sunday thru Thursday; 10 AM - 1 AM, Friday and Saturday.

South Lake Tahoe / Stateline, NV also has a movie theater located at the Horizon Casino.

Ice Arenas

Ice Skating > South Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Village Ice Skating Rink
(530) 543-1423
Hwy. 50 neart he Casinos

Ideally located in the Heavenly Village South Lake Tahoe, this ice skating rink is perfect for the entire family. Kids can ice skate while parents enjoy boutique shopping. The Heavenly Village offers shops, restuarants, arcade, laser tag and movie theatre.

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena
(530) 542-6262
1176 Rufus Allen Blvd.

South Tahoe Ice Arena is a complete full service ice skating facility. Here you will find a regulation NHL size sheet of ice, locker rooms, snack bar, retail store, arcade and party rooms. This public facility offers ice skating and hockey lessons as well as public skate sessions.

Village Ice Rink at Kirkwood
(209) 258-6000
Located off Hwy. 88 Located at the Kirkwood Ski Resort Village

This ice rink is open daily throughout the winter, weather permitting, from Noon until 6 pm on Saturdays and Holidays, and mid-week from 2pm until 5pm.

Ice Skating > North Lake Tahoe

Olympic Ice Pavilion
(530) 583-6985
Olympic Valley - Palisades Tahoe

This 100' x 200' Olympic Ice Pavilion overlooks Lake Tahoe and is at the top of the Cable Car at High Camp Bath and Tennis Club. Opn daily from 11am to 9pm.

Resort at Squaw Creek
(530) 583-6300
Olympic Valley - Squaw Valley

This outdoor ice skating rink is located in the beautiful Squaw Valley and provides fun for the entire family. Open during the winter season. Yes, you can reserve it for large groups. Open from 9am to 9pm.

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