Explore Tahoe: An Urban Trailhead is an inter-agency Visitor Center designed to promote recreation and environmental education about Lake Tahoe. Located in South Lake Tahoe, the visitor center provides an interpretive experience featuring lake clarity, geology, wildlife, historic and recreational points of interest.
Special exhibits and programs include a 12ft x 5ft topographical relief map, children's discovery center, and films shown daily about the history of Lake Tahoe, wildlife, environment and recreational activities. The staff provide information on how to navigate to points of interest and make recommendations for activities appropriate for all ages and abilities. Explore Tahoe also hosts presentations and events throughout the year about the area's cultural heritage, wildlife, and environment.
Explore Tahoe: An Urban Trailhead is made possible through partnerships with the City of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department, California Tahoe Conservancy, United States Forest Service and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.