Calgary Stampede Samboree travel blog


Lake Tahoe is one of California's and Nevada's jewels. For the better part of 30 years of my life I have continued to visit the area, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, its many ski resorts, rafting the Truckee River, bicycling, hiking and the nightlife at the South shore casinos. The diversity of things to do in such a small area is probably unparalleled to anywhere else in the United States.

Our first couple days were spent in the Coachland RV Park located just off of I80 in Truckee. The park is surrounded by tall evergreen trees, and offers full hook-up with 50amp service. It is a short five mile drive into the small town of Truckee, where there are plenty of restaurants and shopping. North Shore and Tahoe City are less then a thirty minute drive away.

Our friends Cathie, Matt, John and Tess and their families were staying in the Olympic Village Inn next to Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Over the next few days we spent time visiting with them, taking in a round of golf and a trip rafting down the Truckee River. During the latter part of the week, Teresa and I moved the RV to the Zephyr Cover RV Park in South shore Tahoe.

The RV Park is directly across the street from Zephyr Cove beach on Lake Tahoe where there is easy access to swimming, along with kayak rentals, volleyball, and boat rides. The casinos are located about five miles down the road and for a $1.25 you can catch the Blue Go transit bus from the cove directly to any of the casinos and back.

To the east of Zephyr Cove RV Park are hiking and horse back riding trails. The terrain is fairly steep as the park is butted up against the mountains. If you plan to explore be sure to bring along plenty of water. Samwise and Layla enjoyed the trails, hunting for squirrels and marking their territory.

The RV Park at Zephyr Cove is extremely popular and reservations need to be booked a few weeks in advance.

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