Sand Harbor to require reservations

Nevada Division of State Parks

Reservations will be required for parking at Sand Harbor State Park starting Aug. 17 before 10:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays, according to a press release form the Nevada Division of State Park. The reservation system is designed to reduce traffic congestion on Highway 28, which often sees the popular East Shore park fill to capacity within minutes of opening during the summer.

Entry after 10:30 a.m. will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis based on parking availability. The reservation system will be in place on weekends and holidays through Oct. 13. The system is slated to be in place daily starting in April 2025.

Advance reservations will cost $5 in addition to the daily parking fee, with no charge for same-day bookings. Parking fees are $10 for cars with Nevada plates and $15 for out-of-state vehicles (cash only).

The East Shore Express offers free transit service from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Incline Village, Nev., to Sand Harbor State Park from June 28 to Sept. 2. Hourly paid parking is available at the Tunnel Creek parking lot on Highway 28 at the Tahoe East Shore trailhead where the bus will pick up beachgoers. Visitors from the North Shore and Truckee can use TART to Incline Village or TART Connect within Incline Village to ride free to Tunnel Creek. From the South Shore, there’s a daily bus that departs from the Kingsbury Transit Center at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 7:15 p.m. | eastshoreexpress.com, parks.nv.gov