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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Lake Tahoe and Truckee boating, sailing, kayaking and paddling.

Tahoe Maritime Museum

The Tahoe Maritime Museum invites you to share your passion for preserving our maritime history and Tahoe’s unique cultural heritage.

Besides maritime history and activities for kids like the inside boat simulator, you’ll find nautical and landlubber outings and unique items herein Tahoe City.

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Concours d’Elegance August

Lake Tahoe Concours d'EleganceExotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style especially during this favorite event where you can drool over 70 of the finest and rarest wooden boats in the world.

Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, August 10-11, 2018.

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Tahoe’s Boating Heritage Featured on Collector’s Stamps

The passion of stamp collectors and wooden boat aficionados have intersected to mark the important role in the nautical history of Tahoe’s classic craft and promotion of the restoration and preservation of vintage wooden watercraft at the highest level,

Tahoe’s iconic boating heritage is captured on US Postal Service collector stamps.

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Did you know…Lake Tahoe has an Underwater State Park?

Why would anyone scuba dive in Lake Tahoe?

There’s nothing to see – right?

Wrong.

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Tahoe Vista Paddlefest

It’s the finale. The big daddy of the entire stand up and paddle season at Lake Tahoe.  So you’ve been standing up and paddling all summer longer, just to get ready for this epic.

It’s the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic SUP race across Lake Tahoe from Eldorado Beach to Tahoe Vista on September 8-10, 2017,

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Not always a Vacation at Station Lake Tahoe

Station Lake TahoeHey all you boaters and paddlers on Lake Tahoe, please read this information about Tahoe water conditions.   Be smart out there.

Not always a vacation at Station Lake Tahoe

Written by Chief Petty Officer Class Sherri Eng, 11th Coast Guard District

Call Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe “Station Vacation” and the 18-member crew will quickly tell you that it’s not all fun and games working on the largest alpine lake in North America. read more →

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Tahoe Keepers Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invaders

Tahoe-Keeper-kayaker-side-view-by-Peter-SpainProtect your favorite place. Protect your favorite pastime.

Become a Tahoe Keeper and help protect Lake Tahoe from aquatic invasive species (AIS) that can ruin our pristine waters and gear.

Learn how to stop the transfer of AIS to Tahoe and Truckee water bodies by self-inspecting and decontaminating your boats and gear after each use.   It’s easy and it matters. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Coast Guard

At an elevation of 6,223 feet, the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station has the distinction of being the highest-altitude Coast Guard station in the country.

 

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South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club

red white and blue sailingChartered in 1961 as the “Boat Club”, the name was changed to the “South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club” in 1978. Over 200 members enjoy summer boating activities including beach picnics, overnight shoreline campouts, and the annual boat parade and Summer Solstice Party.

Winter activities include skiing, a mystery trip, dinner dances, and a guest speaker at dinner meetings.  Click here for more info.

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Lake Tahoe Water Trail Open Year Round

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a 72-mile water route along the shoreline segmented into seven Day Trips, which includes public launch and landing sites, and information to help paddlers have a safe and fun adventure.

As the only paddling source for Lake Tahoe, visitors can find public launch/landing sites, planned paddle routes, shoreline businesses, cultural and natural attractions, navigation tools, and water safety and AIS prevention tips on the website, www.laketahoewatertrail.org, and the printed waterproof and tear restistant Water Trail Map & Guide, and Day Trip Maps. read more →

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Tahoe Keepers Stop Invasive Species

Tahoe Keepers original logoThank you Tahoe Keepers!  Keeping it Blue, yeah!

According to watercraft inspection data and scientific reports, Lake Tahoe’s waters remain free of new invasive species introductions, which are major threats to the overall health of Lake Tahoe and surrounding water bodies. read more →

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Ta-hoe Nalu Paddle Festival

2014 5mie-0146 Tahoe Nalu photosThe biggest paddle board festival on Lake Tahoe just got bigger.

The Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand-up Paddle Board Festival features two-days of races for paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels. Lakeside entertainment including food, luaus, live music and prizes will top off the races held at Kings Beach every August.

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South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic

Indulge in a classic Tahoe tradition at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe during the antique wooden boat show.

Along with the mixture of masterfully restored boats, you’ll also find live music, a beer tasting village and lots of food and family-friendly events.

 

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Women’s Sailing Clinic with Tahoe Windjammers

Ladies! If you’ve always wanted to learn to sail, here’s your chance to learn from the best.

The Lake Tahoe Windjammers will hold a Women’s Sailing Clinic in July.  Contact the club for exact date.

The sailing women often beat the guys.

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Stand Up Paddle Around Tahoe to Promote Vegan One Day Project

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Stand Up Paddling is supposed to be fun and relaxing, so why would someone SUP non-stop, 72 miles around Lake Tahoe in ONE day?  On July 31st, on the evening of a Blue Moon, John Merryfield will embark on a solo, non-stop paddle around the entirety of Lake Tahoe to help end animal cruelty.   read more →

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Thunderbird Paddling Festival

Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Paddling Festival.

You choose from an 8 mile or 4 mile round trip paddle that starts at Sand Harbor State Park, heads south to Chimney Beach past historic Thunderbird Lodge, and back.  There’s also a 2-mile race for kids 12 years old and younger.

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Truckee Police on Stand-Up Paddle Boards

Truckee-PD-Donner-with-Ron-Ayres-tahoeculture“Pull over. I mean, paddle over. Yeah there – SUP to the shore.”

The Truckee Police Department could be the first in the country to conduct patrol on stand-up paddle boards (SUPs).  The new Truckee Police Adventure Recreation and Community (ARC) Team seeks to improve communication and better engage locals and visitors through environmentally friendly, human powered activities. Looks like fun too!

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Wooden Paddle Board Build Course at Tahoe Maritime Museum Jun 1-10

TMM Wooden Board classThe Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) will hold a Wooden Paddle Board Build Course daily from June 1 to 10, 2013.

The location will be in Incline Village and students will be supplied with all necessary tools. The course will use Chesapeake Light Craft Paddle Board Kits to construct either 12’6″ or 14′ paddle boards. read more →

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Donner Lake Paddle Race

Donner Lake RaceIf you’re looking for a different kind of intense workout, check this out.  The Annual Donner Lake Memorial Weekend Stand-up/Prone Paddleboard Race. It’s part of the Tahoe Cup Paddle Board Race Series.

Better check weather conditions first…you may be wearing your dry suit or ski gear.  Only in Tahoe.

Be sure and clean, drain and dry your paddleboard before you jump in the lake, and become a Tahoe Keeper today.

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Restoring Native Trout to Lake Tahoe

The Truckee and Carson Rivers provide unique habitats for a variety of native trout species, including the Lahontan and Paiute cutthroat trout, and wild trout species including Brook, Rainbow and Lake trout. However, these iconic wildernesses are slowly being loved to death.

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SnowFest! Arctic Paddle

Of course. Leave it to a bunch of locals on this one.

To mark SnowFest! in true Tahoe fashion, local paddlers are holding a stand up paddle race. Brave the cold, experience the magic.

To accommodate dual leisure athletes, the race is only a 2 mile sprint race.  Perfect for warming up to go skiing in the afternoon.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
Obexer's West Shore Lake Tahoe since 1911
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Fall at Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay
Bear at Taylor Creek Lake Tahoe
Angora Fire Lookout
Tahoe Culture Fall Glory
Plein Air at Lily Lake at South Lake Tahoe
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