Lake Forest Beach Park
Tucked away a little off the beaten path, Lake Forest Beach Park is part of the Tahoe City Public Utility District's necklace of parks strung along the lake. With acres of shore access, the lake is the destination, and thus popular for swimming and wind surfing. Picnic tables (and barbecues) are set back from the beach under the pines, at the East end of the park, with expansive views across the lake toward Kings Beach and the South shore. Dogs are not allowed on this part of the beach, but around a slight bend in the shoreline, toward the western end of the beach, dogs are welcome to roam freely. Here, a large dog "field" adjoins the stretch of beach, complete with a picnic table for human companions. In addition to picnicking and swimming, enjoy gentle shoreline sightseeing walks, birdwatching, the playground or horseshoe pits, and just plain lazing about. Located at the end of Bristlecone Avenue, off Lake Forest Avenue, the park is at the western end of the Lake Forest loop. Favored for long dog walks with locals, you can also find an engaging conversation, or make a new friend, when frequenting this quiet little beachside park. Public restrooms are available, though parking is limited (in a residential neighborhood); so consider carpooling, or walking in, to enjoy the serene amenities of Lake Forest Beach Park. Added bonus: right next door to the Lake Forest Public Boat Ramp (see that description for info on fees and hours of operation)!