As a family-owned paddle pro shop and beach cafe, Waterman’s Landing provides an incomparable Tahoe experience to paddlers of all ages. Kina Nemeth, Anik Wild and Jay Wild, manifesting a collective dream, have created an oasis where visitors can live out their passion for an active and healthy lifestyle while enjoying the serene vibes of Waterman’s gorgeous shorefront location.
Waterman's Landing is located at Patton Landing Beach, just to the east of the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. This 3-acre, pebbly beach has become known as Lake Tahoe's stand up paddling headquarters and features two public restrooms, accessible pathways, benches, picnic tables and a small (23-car) parking facility. The beach and café are operated seasonally by Waterman’s Landing on behalf of the California Tahoe Conservancy. We’re open full-time all summer long. Leashed dogs are welcome on the patio and pup-friendly Patton Beach.
We are committed to sustainability
We’re doing our best to minimize our footprint through these practices:
- We donate 1% of our proceeds for the Planet Global Movement
- We serve Tahoe Tap: the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association encourages you to DRINK TAHOE TAP. Lake Tahoe is the most delicious water you’ll find and the drinking water source for many Tahoe Basin communities.
- No plastic, thanks! Enough plastic water bottles are thrown away each day to reach from Tahoe to New York City and back. Waterman’s Landing doesn’t use plastic water bottles, straws or plastic bags. Ask for a paper straw in the café.
- BYO coffee mug and save! Every time you bring your own cup, you’ll save 35 cents off the price of your drink.
Help Keep Tahoe Blue—and clean
Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:
- Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
- Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
- Campfires are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.
- Protect Tahoe’s vegetation—stay out of protected habitat marked by signs and fences.
- Swim and paddle smart: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!
- Dog Owners: Your four-legged friends are allowed on the eastern portion of the beach at Patton Landing. Dog-friendly beaches at Tahoe are rare—protect your pet's privileges by picking up after them (two Mutt Mitt stations are near the café) and keeping all dogs on leash.
- Boaters: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat to Lake Tahoe. We have a free "car top" boat launch and ask that you completely clean, drain and dry your non-motorized boat before putting it in.
- Fishing: Anyone over the age of 16 is required to have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Click here learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.
- Lake Tahoe Coast Guard: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 911 in an emergency and tell them you’re at Patton Beach.
Show your love for Tahoe—buy or renew a Lake Tahoe license plate
Over 96% of the funds from Lake Tahoe license plate purchases and renewal fees support lake access, hiking and biking trails, and other important projects in the Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe plates start at $50 in CA and $61 in NV in addition to your usual annual registration fees. Visit www.tahoefund.org or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.