Truckee, CA September 2, 2020 – More and more visitors coming to the Sierra and concerns about the transmission of COVID-19 have underscored the need for education about stewardship and safety in the Lake Tahoe region. With safety top of mind, Sierra Business Council encourages all Lake Tahoe paddling enthusiasts to purchase a Lake Tahoe Water Trail Map & Access Guide.

This waterproof guide pinpoints the 37 public launch and landing site, including the 20 trailhead sites with wayfinding signage, restrooms, and parking along the 72-mile water route. It also features water safety, wind and weather patterns, out and back day trip routes, campgrounds, and conservation and aquatic invasive species prevention tips to help paddlers have a safe and fun adventure while practicing good stewardship that protects the watershed.

Along with a life jacket, the guide is the perfect travel companion and is intended to be used with the Lake Tahoe Water Trail website ( The mobile-friendly site includes an interactive route-finding map to identify launch and landing sites from land and the water, real-time wind and marine conditions, downloadable Day Trip maps, and an easy-to-use File a Float plan email tool to inform others about your planned paddle adventure.

Guides can be purchased online at Proceeds from guide sales support Sierra Business Council efforts to develop and promote stewardship, water safety, and public access educational programs and materials.

A sustainable recreation leader, SBC encourages everyone to get out in nature for health and wellness benefits, and to join the local communities to protect our small businesses and our favorite pastimes safely and responsibly. Please wear a mask, pack out your trash, wash your hands often, carry hand sanitizer, and stay six feet apart.