Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park: Cave Rock

Cave Rock State ParkCave Rock State Park

Even with our climbing plans foiled by a sniffly cold, the boyfriend and I couldn’t pass up on the perfect weather up at Tahoe this past weekend. We took a drive around the lake and stopped at a few of the scenic points along the way.

First up? Cave Rock! Cave Rock, located near Zephyr Cove, is a 75 foot tall rock formation from an extinct volcano. A once popular place for sport climbing, the rock no longer sees any action due to its sacred nature to the Washoe tribe. Bolts have since been removed, but a hiking trail runs around the top, allowing access to the top of the rock.

This day-use area is designed for boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and beach access.

A day-use fee of $7 per car is charged. If you’re stopping for photos, it’s $2 per car.