When it comes to celebrating that special day with our Dads, we love to pack a picnic and head out to some of the best parks and beaches in Truckee-Tahoe. From a sunny spot on a dock to a sandy beach or shady forest setting, we always find the perfect place to be with our Pop. To help you do the same, we have listed some of our favorite picnic spots throughout Truckee-Tahoe.
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Perfect Places for A Picnic in Truckee-Tahoe
You can mix a family picnic with a bit of education, too, when you visit Donner Memorial State Park. Plan to spend some time enjoying the crisp, clear, and often cooler air at this 6,000’ elevation where you can learn all about the Donner Party and what they encountered while trying to travel west back in the mid-1800s. Be sure to stop in at the Visitors Center to see their impressive displays about the Donner Party and other significant historical details about the Chinese construction of the railroad and Native American inhabitants of our region.
There might not be a better location to enjoy a full day with the little ones in tow than at the Truckee River Regional Park. It overflows with activity options to please every age. For the kids, the playground is ‘Heaven-found’ with dinosaurs to climb, ride and play on and train rides that they will never forget. For a full schedule, visit the Truckee Donner Railroad Society’s website. For those a bit older, there is a very popular Disc Golf Course that’s ideal for a fun-filled afternoon.
This expansive park offers a wide variety of locations to take in a perfect day with Dad. From the Lower River BBQ area to the Chief Truckee Lawn, there are acres of grassy terrain wrapped with picnic spots to please those who love the sun or shade. Be sure to make time to stroll through the Community Garden and follow the path to the Music in the Park venue to take in some tunes this summer.
This 24-acre park is just 1/5 miles east of Tahoe City and is an ideal spot to picnic right on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Feel free to bring your water toys, too, or plan to take a gentle stroll on its adjacent hiking trails. There is a pier where you could use this location as a meeting spot and then head out onto the Lake. Other features include:
Group Picnic Areas
Public Transit Nearby
Shady Forest Settings
Close to Skylandia Park is Lake Forest Beach, which is just ½ mile east of Tahoe City. It is one of our favorite spots as the views are spectacular and often include sights of windsurfers taking in the afternoon Sierra breeze. Birdwatching is also popular here, so bring your binoculars and be sure to pack that picnic! Oh, there’s also a horseshoe pit to add to the family fun.
Public Transit Nearby
Shady Forest Areas
As the largest beach on this edge of the Lake, Commons Beach is one of the most popular spots for “beaching-it” all summer long. With over four acres of shoreline, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a perfect picnic with Pop this year, and in years to come. There is an exceptionally large group area that accommodates 65 people and an amphitheater that seats 75. If you are planning on a family reunion, anniversary, or any special celebration, this is a perfect spot to make that happen. In the summer, Commons Beach is the home of FREE Concerts at Commons. For all the details, visit tcpud.org.
Located on National Forest land close to downtown Tahoe City, this scenic corridor of the north shore is another popular place to park and enjoy a picnic surrounded by Mother Nature. The 64 Acres extend across Highway 89 and uniquely accesses the Truckee River. On that side, there is a walkway where you can launch a raft, kayak or canoe. Picnic tables and restrooms are available as well.
HOW TO PREPARE AND PACK A PERFECT PICNIC
Now that you have all these options, it’s time to pack that picnic! No need to search the web; we’ve done the research for you. Follow this link to LoveAndLemons.com to see all the simply scrumptious recipes to complete your picnic for Pop this year!
No matter where you go or what you do, we wish all the Dads a very safe and sensational Father’s Day.
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