Dog Policy

General Dog Policy

  • During the Summer season, dogs are allowed access to the lake at the designated dog area on the northern-most section of the beach until 10am.   After 10am all dogs must leave the property. 
  • During the designated time period ONLY, dogs must be walked on leash from the Park gate to the designated dog area and returned on leash from the designated dog area. 
  • Dogs are not allowed off leash in the Park, outside of the designated dog area during this time. 
  • Owners must pick up after their dogs. Doggie poop bags may be found in a dispenser mounted in the designated dog area. Used bags shall be deposited in the trash. During the winter months dog trash bags should be deposited in the pet station near the front gate. This policy is dependent on owner compliance and will be rescinded if rules are not adhered to.
  • After the designated dog beach hours, during the Summer season, dogs may be walked through the Park to be brought to or from a boat. The dog must be walked on leash from the Park gate to the pier for boarding and returned on leash from the pier.
  • When the lock is removed from the front gate during the Winter season, dogs are allowed in the Park and must be under control at all times. During this period, dog owners must clean up after their dogs. Doggie poop bags may be found in a dispenser mounted on the door to the Park Office during this period. Used bags shall be deposited in the Bear Box garbage cans, which can be found around the Park.

Service Dogs

  • Lake Tahoe Park Association complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) directives regarding accommodation for service animals:
“Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.”
  • Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.
  • Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
  • The owners of animals that are claimed to be service animals will be expected to state the specific service that the animal is trained to render for its owner who must be present with the animal. Animals meeting the legal definition of a service animal will be admitted to the Park in the company of its owner. 
  • If it does not fall under the categories of service indicated above, it will not be admitted into the Park during the Summer season.