The paddling here is straight forward. You can go either direction from
Timbercove. To the west, is the Ledbetter meadow and the Tahoe Keys.
Beyond that, it is possible to paddle to Emerald Bay, but this is a
long paddle usually against the wind. A better idea is to paddle farther
out onto the lake and look to the west where the rugged beauty of Mt.
Tallac and Desolation Wilderness will amaze you. If you head east from
Timbercove, you will quickly come to the Ski Run Marina, home of the
Tahoe Queen Sternwheeler. Don't get in the way of this monster, she
cannot stop or turn quickly to avoid you! A little farther on, you will
see the Edgewood Golf Course and its green hills as they tumble toward
the water. Farther yet is Nevada Beach.
also has a nice beach on which to relax or have a picnic in-between
paddles. Kayak rentals are available through Kayak
Tahoe right there at the pier, making this one of the most convenient
Concerns: Paddle it in, paddle it out.
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!