D.L. Bliss State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe not far from Emerald Bay and approximately 17 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89. In fact the Rubicon Trail connects the park and Emerald Bay. It is a pretty challenging hike or run in some areas. There are 2 other trails called the Lighthouse Trail and the Balancing Rock Trail. Sandy Lester Beach is a nice way to hang out for the day or head over to Calawee Cove which is equally relaxing. In 1929, the D.L. Bliss family donated the 744 acres to state parks. Camping is available or day use is possible. Dogs are allowed on leash but not on trails or the beach. There are 150 campsites and 1 group campsite.
CA Parks and Rec website: D.L. Bliss