Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

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Phase 1 Project

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) is a community and regional recreational facility located in Tahoe Vista. It consists of a 2.7 acre lakeshore parcel with approximately 800 feet of lakeshore frontage and an approximate 3.6 acre support parcel at the intersection of Hwy 28 and National Avenue. The lakeside portion of the project was opened to the public in July 2006. Lakeside amenities included launch ramp improvements, opening vistas of Lake Tahoe, public beach access, picnic areas, modern restrooms, bike racks, day use kayak racks, open public plaza space, improved boat launching and traffic circulation, interpretive displays, and storm water treatment.

Phase 1 efforts were recognized by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), 2006 Best in the Basin Award for an Improved Recreation and Lake Access Project.

Dredging was completed in April 2010 and the Courtesy Docks in the harbor were installed in Spring 2011. To date a total of $5.94 Million has been spent on land acquisition and $4.2 Million on Planning, Environmental Documents and construction of the Lakeside parcel.

Phase 2 Project

The Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Accessory Parking Project constructed a parking lot for boating vehicles, trailers and automobiles for visitors to the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area. This project provided 24 vehicle with trailer pull through spaces and 42 vehicle spaces, paved walking/bike trail, a bus pullout and shelter, landscaping and storm water BMP's. The 3.5 acre site was acquired by the NTPUD with funds from the California Tahoe Conservancy specifically for parking.  Phase 1 of the project was permitted by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency with the condition that parking would not be built on the lakeside parcel.  

The project was 100% funded by grants of $1.432 million from the Department of Boating and Waterway, $500,000 from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and $500,000 from the Placer County Redevelopment Agency.