Lake Valley State Recreation Area

UPDATE (May 15, 2020) - As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Lake Valley SRA:

What is open now?
Very limited parking is now available to the public.

What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?
  • Campgrounds.
  • High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.

Are there any new visitor guidelines?

Yes, please see below:
  • Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking is very limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: The state now requires you to wear a face covering in most indoor settings and public outdoor spaces when you cannot maintain physical distancing of six feet or more from people outside of your immediate household. For details, please visit CDPH’s guidance here. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

Phone Number

(530) 525-7232

Park Hours

8:00am to 8:00pm May to Oct.

Dogs Allowed?

No
On the lands and facilities which are under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Parks and Recreation known as Lake Valley State Recreation Area and Lake Tahoe Golf Course, no person shall enter the property boundaries without prior permission from this Department and/or the golf course staff. This includes areas between golf holes, cart paths and the pedestrian bridges across the Upper Truckee River.

Driving Directions to Lake Valley SRA

The area is located 3/12 miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe on U.S. 50.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Food Service
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available

Ringed by the High Sierra Mountains, Lake Valley State Recreation Area features a championship 18-hole golf course. Since the elevation is over 6,000 feet, shots carry farther in the thin mountain air. In the winter, the recreation area has snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course
2500 Emerald Bay Rd. (US 50)
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Par: 71
Holes: 18
Yards: 6707

Driving Range - Yes
Power Carts - Yes
Club Rental - Yes
Practice Greens - Yes
Pull Carts - Yes
Accommodations -No
Locker Rooms -No
Showers -No
Club House - Yes
Food / Beverage -Yes
Executive Course -No

Additional Facilities
Wedding and Banquet facilities.
Snowmobile Rentals from November to April.

Location/Directions
The area is located 3 1/2 miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe on U.S. 50.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
Summer temperatures range from about 75 degrees during the day to the low 40's at night, and winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees.

Additional Visitor Services

  • American Golf Corp (Lake Tahoe golf course & restaurant)