water gets deep here, falling to several hundred feet just a few hundred
yards off-shore. You will pass a small development at Chimney Beach,
but not much else. Secret Harbor is about two miles from the put-in.
Here you'll find lots of inlets and coves. This is a fun area to explore
in a kayak. You can also land to have lunch or sunbathe naked on Tahoe's
nude beach. Another mile south, you'll come to Skunk Harbor, a deeper
cove again well worth exploring.
only drawback to this area is the wind which can get pretty wicked in
the afternoon blowing up a good sized chop that can capsize a novice
Concerns: Paddle it in, paddle it out.
Be careful of the wind and waves on this side of the lake, both can
get pretty nasty. Also, like all kayaking on Lake Tahoe, you must exercise
caution when around power boats. The people driving the power boats
may very well never have set foot in a boat before, let along been behind
the wheel. Combine this with some alcohol, and...you get the picture.
As a non-power craft, you have the right of way according to the "Rules
of the Road", but a lot of good that does you when you get hit!