From sandy beaches to boating recreation to scenic, rolling hills, Zephyr Cove is Tahoe South’s natural treasure. From the can’t-miss eats to volleyball courts to boating, waterskiing, and hiking, you’ll never run out of things to do in Nevada’s natural water wonderland. For those looking for their first Tahoe Experience, a night at the famous campground or nearby hotel, as well as family dining at the Sunset Grille, can’t be missed by any traveler.
Zephyr Cove: The Beginning
Zephyr Cove was inhabited by the Washoe Native American tribe. In 1844, explorers Kit Carson and John Fremont first came to the area, introducing it to early settlers who gave it its current name in the 1860s. The area became known as Zephyr Cove due to the Washoe Zephyr, a seasonal summer wind.
Points of Interest
M.S. Dixie II
One of Zephyr Cove's top destinations, the M.S. Dixie II offers serene, sweeping views of the surrounding Tahoe landscape and Emerald Bay. Enjoy a fine meal as the sun sets over the lake as well as drinks and dancing.
Zephyr Cove Stables
Historic Zephyr Cove Stables offers horseback trail rides through some of Zephyr Cove's most scenic beauty, from the Tahoe Pines to the dazzling lake below.
Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina
From sailboating to volleyball to beach picnics, Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina offers fun for families, couples, and solo travelers, no matter which beach adventure you choose. With over a mile of sandy beach available to explore, volleyball, swimming, and soaking up the sun are just a few of the adventures that await. Best of all is the view – picturesque mountains and trees surround tranquil waters, where you and your family can paddle boat, sail, and enjoy the fun with the whole family.
Zephyr Cove RV & Campground
Located along Lake Tahoe's southeast shore, Zephyr Cove RV & Campground is an ideal location to set up camp. The campground is walking distance from entertainment and dining, such as the M.S. Dixie II, Zephyr Cove Stables, and the Zephyr Cove Restuarant. Enjoy the gorgeous views and beach access as well!