Lodge to Lodge Network on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Take the hassle out of planning a multi-day paddle trip along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail, a paddler's paradise along the majestic 72-mile shoreline of Lake Tahoe.

The Lodge to Lodge Network is a self planned paddle trip along Lake Tahoe utilizing campgrounds,  lakeshore lodging properties, and Lake Tahoe Paddle Shops found on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail website.

The Lodge to Lodge Network allows paddlers to plan their trip duration to fit their schedule and ability. Days can be spent paddling alone or with local tour guides who share their knowledge of the natural, historical and geological points of interest along Lake Tahoe's waterscape, followed by a night time pampered at a lodge to relax and plan the next day's paddle tour. Tour guides are also available to teach safety and kayak training to ensure all skill levels can participate and feel comfortable during their lake adventure.

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Latitude: 39.037053 Longitude: -120.1224518 Elevation: 6233 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

The  Lake Tahoe Water Trail Map & Guide and Water Safety Stewards brochure include the 20 LTWT public launch/landing sites, as well as lodging properties and paddle shops.

Recreational Opportunities

Kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddle boarding along the 72-mile shoreline of Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe water temperature is always frigid, even on the hottest days of summer.

  • Beware of cold water shock and hypothermia
  • Pay attention to changing wind and weather conditions
  • Wear your SUP leash
  • Carry a whistle and flashlight
  • ALWAYS wear your life jacket!

Rate Range

Varies by campground and lodge


What the Lodge to Lodge concept needs on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail is for one or more of the kayak rental businesses or the shuttle businesses to step up and offer this as a service. There are adventure tourists out there who may not want to stay in a campground and have the resources to afford a lodge and a glass of wine at the end of their day of paddling. I recently did two five day walking tours in Cornwall and the Cotswolds in England. Both tours were planned and serviced by enterprising folks who were happy to make arrangements for our lodging and for transportation of our bags to the next inn. All we had to do was walk between inns. Not terribly complicated. And it was a great adventure. One would think that if the demand is there (and it is: I just spoke to a couple in Roseville last night who would love to book such a service) then some savvy business folks at Tahoe would put together a lodge to lodge tour service, with shuttle service for guests and kayaks from the lake to the lodge and from the lodge to the lake, transport any bags between lodges, with or without tour guides, and make a profitable business out of it. Go on line and see how it is done for walking tours in England.

Jeff Miner, 10/2/2018

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