Recreational Facilities

The Nevada Tahoe Resource Team’s (NTRT) Recreation Program develops and implements recreation projects in support of TRPA’s Regional Plan and the Environmental Protection Program (EIP). With emphasis on protecting, preserving, and enhancing the nationally significant recreational values of the Tahoe Basin, the primary elements of the EIP Recreation Program include:

  • Improving Lake Access
  • Developing a Comprehensive Trail System
  • Improving Recreational Facilities
  • Improving Educational Programs and Interpretive Facilities

Recreation projects are implemented in a manner that seeks equilibrium between the region’s natural resources and its human influenced environment. Replacement of aging infrastructure and construction of new facilities help create high-quality recreational experiences which maintain access to public lands while preserving sustainable recreational opportunities. Development of trail support facilities and connections between regionally significant locations is a key element in providing a premier trail network.

Current Projects

The Spooner Front-country Improvement Project Phase I-  Improvements include a visitor center, ranger station, and amphitheater. In the design phase with construction starting in 2019.

Recently Completed Projects

Sand Harbor Comfort Stations-  Completed the installation of 5 new comfort stations at Sand Harbor.


Cave Rock Enhancement Project Phase I-  Facility improvements included the reconfiguration of entry lanes and parking to better accommodate site circulation and access, a new fee station, upgrades to the comfort station, sidewalk replacement, removal of the concrete boat ramp and, water quality improvements.