Lake Tahoe is easy to see from the road, but getting to the shore is tough. A recent survey found that steep cliffs, dense trees, long distances and parking shortages are obstacles to many of the 2 million tourists a year.
The non-profit Tahoe Fund hopes its Tahoe Beaches App will help solve some of those problems.
CEO Amy Berry:
“There’s a lot of folks (who) use the same couple beaches, so they get super full. And what we are hoping with this Beaches App is there’s over 50 beaches on there – some that people have never heard of – that it will spread the crowds out a little bit and have a better environmental impact.”
The app is available for Apple and Android smartphones, and lists each beach’s amenities like kayak rentals, volleyball, public transit and if pets are allowed. It cost $50,000 to develop, but it’s free to the public. And it’s already been downloaded 2,000 times since its release earlier this month.
Visit TahoePublicBeaches.com to learn more and download the app.