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Directions: Getting to Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada 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).


  • Beginning with our 2019 season, a Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass (which may be purchased in advance or at the gate) will be required to gain access to and park at the Sand Harbor venue that Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) calls home for all LTSF events. The new $10/per vehicle/per day Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass fee is required by Nevada law and all proceeds support Nevada’s State Parks. LTSF event-related Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes are valid after 5:00 p.m. on the date listed on the Pass only.While LTSF does not benefit directly from Nevada State Parks Entrance Pass fees, we are pleased to afford our patrons the convenience of securing Nevada State Parks Entrance Passes in advance of their visits as part of our ticket purchasing processes. Pre-paid Entrance Passes are offered as a convenience. Entry to Sand Harbor’s parking lot is “first come, first served” and may be delayed as spaces become available pre-show. If you’ve already purchased your performance tickets, you can still pre-pay your State Park entrance pass. Simply go to the performance calendar and select on your ticketed performance date. In the upper left corner of the performance information box, click the “Pre-Pay your Sand Harbor, NV State Parks Entrance Pass” link. For complete information regarding Nevada State Parks Annual Passes/Permits, please visit: Questions related to park hours, entrance policies, etc. should be directed to or (775) 831-0494.
  • As this is an Entrance Pass as opposed a Parking Pass, please note that the fee applies to ridesharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc.) and drop-offs within the park.
  • Pre-Paid Entrance Passes are not available for Young Shakespeare performances.
  • Bus parking must be arranged with Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Please call 775-831-0494.
  • 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.