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Directions & Parking

Directions: Getting to Sand Harbor State Park

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2008_road_map_webFrom Reno (approx 40 miles; 1 hour)

  1. Take State Hwy 395/I-580 South, towards Carson City
  2. Drive south to the Mt. Rose Hwy, NV 431, exit #56, signed Lake Tahoe North Shore
  3. Travel over Mt. Rose Hwy (NV 431) approx. 24 miles to the end of this road when it meets Hwy 28
  4. Turn east (left) onto Hwy 28, through the roundabout.
  5. Travel through Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park, approx. 6 miles.
  6. Sand Harbor is located on the right hand side of Hwy 28. Use the second entrance to Sand Harbor, not the boat entrance.

From Sacramento (approx 125 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes)

  1. Take I-80 east toward Reno
  2. Take the Truckee Exit #188B toward North Lake Tahoe/Kings Beach, Hwy 267 S
  3. Travel over Hwy 267 12 miles to the stop sign
  4. Turn east (left) onto Hwy 28
  5. Go through Kings Beach, Crystal Bay and Incline Village toward Sand Harbor, approx. 11 miles
  6. Sand Harbor is located on the right hand side of Hwy 28 (use the second entrance to Sand Harbor, not the boat entrance).

From South Lake Tahoe (approx 25 miles; 35 minutes)

  1. Travel east on Lake Tahoe Blvd (US 50) toward Carson City, approx. 12 miles
  2. Turn west (left) onto Hwy 28 towards Incline Village (do not continue towards Carson City)
  3. Travel approx. 10 miles
  4. Sand Harbor is located on the left hand side of Hwy 28 (use the first entrance to Sand Harbor).

From Carson City (approx 25 miles; 30 minues)

  1. From Carson St. (Hwy 395 South), take Hwy 50 over Spooner Summit toward Lake Tahoe
  2. At the summit, go west (right) onto Hwy 28 toward Incline Village/Sand Harbor (do not continue towards South Lake Tahoe)
  3. Travel approx 10 miles
  4. Sand Harbor is located on the left hand side of Hwy 28 (use the first entrance to Sand Harbor).

Parking

  • Parking is free to Festival guests beginning at 5:00 p.m. Before that, Nevada State Parks will charge a parking fee of $12 for out-of-state residents and $10 for Nevada state residents. Parking is limited. We STRONGLY encourage carpooling. State Park fees are subject to change.
  • Bus parking must be arranged with Festival Management or Nevada State Parks
  • Please do not park in the designated Group Area, as this area is closed and locked each night prior to the conclusion of the Festival. This area is accessible by permit only.
  • Do not leave pets or food in vehicles.
  • Bring a flashlight for the parking lot at the conclusion of the performance.

Public Transportation Note

The East Shore Express from Incline Village, NV and RTC Shuttle from Reno, NV provide DAYTIME ONLY service to Sand Harbor State Park for beachgoers. The final return shuttle departs Sand Harbor at 7:40 p.m. This public transportation service will NOT serve Festival patrons.