Lake Tahoe Byway Map

Overview

Lake Tahoe – Eastshore Drive Scenic Byway has it all – prime views of the Sierra Nevada’s behind the crystal blue lake, white sandy beaches, pine forests, grassy meadows, beautiful blue skies and awe inspiring sunsets. Pair this with the abundant summer and winter activities, and you have a wonderful playground for adults and children of all ages. Take your chances at wind-surfing, parasailing, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, golf, sledding and skiing at nearby facilities, or even sleigh rides during winter in Stateline, NV. This scenic drive has earned the name, “the most beautiful drive in America,” and visitors who come experience Lake Tahoe’s scenery will experience first-hand why.

28 miles / 45.1 km

Key Attractions

  • Pony Express Trail – Lake Tahoe Scenic Byway is part of this historic route

  • Washoe Indians home and center for some of their most sacred grounds

  • Over 30 different golf courses along the byway

  • Incline Village, NV – enjoy upscale lodging, restaurants, and shopping (visitors can even enjoy Christmas stores filled with holiday decorations and ornaments)

  • Cave Rock – great place to rent boats and enjoy the sandy beaches

  • Zephyr Cove – deeper waters ideal for water sports and boating

  • Sand Harbor – leisurely fishing spot (primarily rainbow trout) and safe spot for family swimming

  • Gondola rides – just past the California state boarder after passing Stateline, NV

  • Mormon Station State Historic Park – learn about the Mormon’s history and trading post

Location

  • 36 miles southwest from Reno, NV; 109 miles northeast from Sacramento, CA

  • Located near California’s Tahoe National Forest, Eldorado National Forest, and Granite Chief Wilderness, and located just a few miles away from Nevada’s capitol city, Carson City

  • Driving the byway:

    • Start at the north end of Lake Tahoe, in Crystal Bay, NV on NV-28

    • Drive south for approximately 13.2 miles – here the byway merges with US-50

    • Continue traveling south on US-50 for about 12 miles until you enter the town of Stateline, NV, where the byway ends

Other Information

  • View map

  • Web site

  • Lodging, food, gas, and shopping are found along the byway – largest selection in Incline Village and Zephyr Cove

(This site is funded in part by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration.)