Alpine Waters and Sunny Shores: July in North Lake Tahoe
July 13, 2022 | Sara Gonzalez
Lake Tahoe bursts to life in July. The days and nights get warmer—expect the 70s and 80s in the days and comfortable 50s at night. As the nights warm, so does the lake. Water temperatures are in the mid-60s; sometimes the coves and shorelines can even reach 69 or 70 degrees. Endless sunshine, sandy shores, and vibrant energy in the air make a jump in the lake definitely worth the plunge. With warmer weather comes Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort’s famous beach activities: Comfortable beach chairs and big umbrellas, a multitude of fun water toys for all ages, and most importantly, happy families.
A Bit of History: The Mark Twain of Lake Tahoe
Today we sightsee, recreation, and adventure in the vast beauty of Lake Tahoe. But retracing Tahoe’s history is its own vast adventure. When Samuel Clemens, a young, ex-river boat pilot from Missouri wandered upon Lake Tahoe, he was aghast with its beauty, stating, “a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the seas, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft a full three thousand feet higher still!” Legend has it that Clemens camped on the shores of North Lake Tahoe near Tahoe Vista and likely explored the ground before our feet here at our beachside resort in Lake Tahoe. Clemens went on to to become known as our beloved Mark Twain, often writing about his most memorable times in early Lake Tahoe. For more information on Tahoe’s rich history, we suggest picking up a copy of Fairest Picture — Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe.
What Makes our Lake Tahoe Lakefront Resort So Special?
Today the best way to experience Lake Tahoe in the summer is outside: on trail, lake, river, or beach, and the most idyllic Tahoe experience begins at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort—recognized as one of Lake Tahoe’s best family-style resorts, where you can explore, wander, relax and enjoy.
You will easily find your way by booking directly with Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort instead of a third party—always ensuring the best rates and priorities. As you settle into a comfortable lounger on Mourelatos’ soft, sandy beach you are immediately immersed—kayaks, paddle boards, hydro-bikes, and every beach toy imagined including a big raft-style trampoline, just off the beach—all included in the resort fee and ready for the enjoying. A family wonderland, every day!
Lake Tahoe is also ready to be explored by boat, with rentals right on the property. Or, ask a friendly staff member to point you in the direction of miles of forested trails—many begin right at the resort. When you wander back, you’ll find yoga on the beach, live music, family-style fire pits, and the best ice cream treats in all of Lake Tahoe.
Always close are dozens of other fun activities including jaw-dropping sightseeing, adventure courses, bike trails, tennis courts, and, of course, some of nature’s most beautiful waterfalls—most still roaring through July.
Don’t Miss Out: July Events in Lake Tahoe
- Music on the Beach at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, Wednesday – Sunday afternoons—all summer long. Enjoy great local talent while you let the music’s beat sway you with the summer’s breeze.
- Tuesday’s Bluesdays at the Village of Palisades (formerly Squaw Valley) from 6-8pm, beginning June 14th through August 30th. A terrific, free outdoor weekly concert. Enjoy top blues musicians surrounded by some of the most gorgeous, granite peaks Tahoe has to offer.
- Kings Beach Summer Concert Series on the Beach—just moments from Mourelatos near the Event Center. Free lively, local bands, every Friday from now until September 2nd. Just grab a beach chair and head down to KB Friday evenings around 6. Concessions offer drinks and light fare. Get there early for best parking.
- Truckee Thursdays. Starting around 5pm this is a lively, weekly street fair with regional vendors, live music, and a beer garden. Downtown Truckee is shut down to traffic during these evenings. Best parking: Get there early and park at the rail yard and walk back towards town.
Free bus rides are available to most of North Lake Tahoe through the county system, TART.
Recommended Adventure: Rafting and Floating on the Truckee River
If you’re looking for a little adventure and some great summer fun with family & friends on the water, don’t miss a rafting trip on the Truckee River. In the course of a leisurely, self-guided, five-mile, 3-4 hour float you will experience the thrill of a few rapids (more like class 1 ripples), lazy serene waters, scenic meadows, shallow swim holes, and picnic sand bars, all surrounded by forests and mountains.
Perfect for almost all ages and experience levels (over age 3), this journey can be navigated by most inflatable float boats including rafts, kayaks, and even sturdy tubes. Sunscreen, a dry bag for cell phones, hats, and life jackets plus a small cooler with plenty of drinks and snacks are highly recommended.
There are several commercial raft companies where you can rent a raft. Begin at River Road/Highway 89 at the Y in the heart of Tahoe City. You will exit at River Ranch restaurant/resort where you will be picked up and returned. If you choose to take your own inflatable ensure you have good equipment. You will also need to find your own ride back.
Visit our Lake Tahoe Family-Friendly Resort
Once you return to Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, plan once again to be swept away in the cherished moments of the day and all of nature’s gifts that Lake Tahoe has to offer. At our family-friendly Lake Tahoe resort, we are here to make your summer dreams come true.
Welcome back home! Book your stay with Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort today!