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Guidebook for Squaw Valley

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Guidebook for Squaw Valley

Parks & Nature
Commons Beach has a playground with a grassy area next to a great sandy beach on Tahoe's North shore. Get there early to have your pick of the parking spots.
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Commons Beach Road
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Commons Beach has a playground with a grassy area next to a great sandy beach on Tahoe's North shore. Get there early to have your pick of the parking spots.
It's the nicest trail in Olympic Valley. Try starting from Squaw Village and head to High Camp. There you can find other trails to wander around. At the end of the day, take the tram down.
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Shirley Lake Trail
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It's the nicest trail in Olympic Valley. Try starting from Squaw Village and head to High Camp. There you can find other trails to wander around. At the end of the day, take the tram down.
At South Lake Tahoe, Mount Tallac's hike is a difficult one, but very rewarding as you can see all of Lake Tahoe and other lakes. It gets crowded so head up early.
Mount Tallac Trail
At South Lake Tahoe, Mount Tallac's hike is a difficult one, but very rewarding as you can see all of Lake Tahoe and other lakes. It gets crowded so head up early.
Squaw Valley Park is located at the entrance to Olympic Valley. You can find a playground, tables and restrooms here. Take the bike trail to the park from SquawLodge. Soccer field available!
101 Squaw Valley Rd
101 Squaw Valley Rd
Squaw Valley Park is located at the entrance to Olympic Valley. You can find a playground, tables and restrooms here. Take the bike trail to the park from SquawLodge. Soccer field available!
A museum, beach, and park in one location! Learn about the history and culture of the area in the visitor center. Learn about nature outside. Park for free on Donner Pass Rd or pay in the park.
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Donner Memorial State Park
12593 Donner Pass Road
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A museum, beach, and park in one location! Learn about the history and culture of the area in the visitor center. Learn about nature outside. Park for free on Donner Pass Rd or pay in the park.
Entertainment & Activities
Take the tram up to High Camp. Swim in the lagoon pool or relax in the hot tub. Ice skate in the summer! Food is expensive with small portions, but can be tasty. Bring lunch and picnic instead.
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High Camp Mountain-Top Dining
1960 Squaw Valley Road
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Take the tram up to High Camp. Swim in the lagoon pool or relax in the hot tub. Ice skate in the summer! Food is expensive with small portions, but can be tasty. Bring lunch and picnic instead.
Looking for a public pool? Enjoy this year-round pool available to non-Truckee residents for a low drop-in fee.
Truckee-Donner Community Swimming Pool
8924 Donner Pass Road
Looking for a public pool? Enjoy this year-round pool available to non-Truckee residents for a low drop-in fee.
Farther away and a tad bit more expensive than the Truckee's Community Pool, it has a number of activities for the kids at a discounted fee and a shop if you need some additional gear.
Incline Village Recreation Center
Farther away and a tad bit more expensive than the Truckee's Community Pool, it has a number of activities for the kids at a discounted fee and a shop if you need some additional gear.
Beautiful view of Donner Lake and the surrounding mountains. You can grill or buy a snack, then eat at a picnic table. The playground is kid-approved:) You can play in a court or rent a boat. Low fee.
West End Beach Park
Beautiful view of Donner Lake and the surrounding mountains. You can grill or buy a snack, then eat at a picnic table. The playground is kid-approved:) You can play in a court or rent a boat. Low fee.
Food Scene
Fast and tasty. Parking can get crowded, and sometimes, there's a quick-moving line, but it's worth it to head to this restaurant in the back inside corner of the L-shaped building.
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Taco's Jalisco
11400 Donner Pass Road
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Fast and tasty. Parking can get crowded, and sometimes, there's a quick-moving line, but it's worth it to head to this restaurant in the back inside corner of the L-shaped building.
Dining patio is a bit pricey for burgers & hot dogs, but the scenery and sound of water are great. Bring sunglasses because the sparkling falling water can be bright! Good spot to rest after rafting.
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River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
2285 River Road
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Dining patio is a bit pricey for burgers & hot dogs, but the scenery and sound of water are great. Bring sunglasses because the sparkling falling water can be bright! Good spot to rest after rafting.
Enjoy the casino, but the restaurants are great. Love prime rib at the Prime Rib Grill and the delicious assortment at "The Buffet".
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Eldorado Resort Casino
345 North Virginia Street
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Enjoy the casino, but the restaurants are great. Love prime rib at the Prime Rib Grill and the delicious assortment at "The Buffet".
Enjoy the river while dining outside or fill up on burgers and ribs in the indoor restaurant. No dessert at the Bridgetender so make sure you've got some pie and ice cream back at SquawLodge.
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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill
65 West Lake Boulevard
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Enjoy the river while dining outside or fill up on burgers and ribs in the indoor restaurant. No dessert at the Bridgetender so make sure you've got some pie and ice cream back at SquawLodge.
Love the finer dining by the fireplace, and warming up at the fire pit. Live music is good, too!
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River Grill
55 West Lake Boulevard
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Love the finer dining by the fireplace, and warming up at the fire pit. Live music is good, too!
Good breakfast place that's fast to serve yummy food.
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Squeeze In
10060 Donner Pass Road
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Good breakfast place that's fast to serve yummy food.
Coming from SF Bay? Stop at Ikedas. Yes, it's a tourist trap, but it's good! Great burgers, tasty pies, clean restrooms, fresh fruit, etc. are available at their store.
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Ikeda's
13500 Lincoln Way
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Coming from SF Bay? Stop at Ikedas. Yes, it's a tourist trap, but it's good! Great burgers, tasty pies, clean restrooms, fresh fruit, etc. are available at their store.
Returning to the SF Bay? Get one of Machado's absolutely fantastic pies. Many people go to Ikedas for their pies, but we prefer Machados for their fresh-out-of-the-oven pies that aren't too sweet.
Machado Apple Barn Inc
100 Apple Lane
Returning to the SF Bay? Get one of Machado's absolutely fantastic pies. Many people go to Ikedas for their pies, but we prefer Machados for their fresh-out-of-the-oven pies that aren't too sweet.
If you're looking for a nice place for drinks with some tasty food items (be sure to ask about the server's faves), this is a good place to visit.
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Rocker@Squaw
1960 Squaw Valley Road
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If you're looking for a nice place for drinks with some tasty food items (be sure to ask about the server's faves), this is a good place to visit.
Good Mexican food and GREAT tequila!
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The Blue Agave
425 North Lake Boulevard
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Good Mexican food and GREAT tequila!
The deep dish pizza is loaded with toppings and requires 40 minutes for preparation. While you're waiting, order the excellent Hot Wings for medium spicy hot, tangy barbecue-sauced chicken wings.
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Village Pizzeria
11329 Deerfield Drive
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The deep dish pizza is loaded with toppings and requires 40 minutes for preparation. While you're waiting, order the excellent Hot Wings for medium spicy hot, tangy barbecue-sauced chicken wings.
View Lake Tahoe while dining inside or outside. Delicious dishes and very tasty soups.
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Rosie's Cafe
571 North Lake Boulevard
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View Lake Tahoe while dining inside or outside. Delicious dishes and very tasty soups.
Need your Starbucks Green Tea Frappachino or your Spiced Caramel Apple Cider? Get it here. Only 5 minutes away. (Beware of way too much ice in their Refreshers.)
Starbucks
1985 Squaw Valley Road
Need your Starbucks Green Tea Frappachino or your Spiced Caramel Apple Cider? Get it here. Only 5 minutes away. (Beware of way too much ice in their Refreshers.)
Great place for breakfast and lunch. Try the biscuit with flavorful gravy. Generous coffee mugs with frequent offerings for refills.
Coffee And
10106 Donner Pass Road
Great place for breakfast and lunch. Try the biscuit with flavorful gravy. Generous coffee mugs with frequent offerings for refills.
Shopping
Great fun wandering around, checking out the interesting food and equipment for sale and amazing displays of fish and other wildlife. Take your picture with a polar bear!
Cabela's
8650 Boomtown Garson Road
Great fun wandering around, checking out the interesting food and equipment for sale and amazing displays of fish and other wildlife. Take your picture with a polar bear!
To head on over to The Outlets at Sparks or the Galaxy IMAX Theaters, stay on the I-80 East through Reno into Sparks, Nevada. The stores and restaurants are surrounded by water features and statues that allow you to take a break during your visit and educate you about the history of the area. Take a ride on the ferris wheel! Catch a 3-D movie at the theater, then finish up with a delicious meal. Yes, you can spend the entire day there!
Scheels Drive
To head on over to The Outlets at Sparks or the Galaxy IMAX Theaters, stay on the I-80 East through Reno into Sparks, Nevada. The stores and restaurants are surrounded by water features and statues that allow you to take a break during your visit and educate you about the history of the area. Take a ride on the ferris wheel! Catch a 3-D movie at the theater, then finish up with a delicious meal. Yes, you can spend the entire day there!
Looking for current films not yet available to stream while at SquawLodge? Get a cheap DVD or Blu-Ray from the Redbox kiosk, located by 7-Eleven.
Redbox
3041 River Rd
Looking for current films not yet available to stream while at SquawLodge? Get a cheap DVD or Blu-Ray from the Redbox kiosk, located by 7-Eleven.
Sometimes, you just need a quick dessert or you forgot to buy milk. Yet you don't want to do the drive to Truckee or Tahoe City. Walk, bike or drive here to get it instead.
7-Eleven
3041 River Road
Sometimes, you just need a quick dessert or you forgot to buy milk. Yet you don't want to do the drive to Truckee or Tahoe City. Walk, bike or drive here to get it instead.
Everything Else
Our usual place to gas up at the Kingvale exit as the Truckee gas stations are almost always more expensive.
Shell
53102 Donner Pass Road
Our usual place to gas up at the Kingvale exit as the Truckee gas stations are almost always more expensive.
Essentials
Get groceries here if you're coming off the I-80 and prefer Safeway.
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Safeway
11290 Donner Pass Road
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Get groceries here if you're coming off the I-80 and prefer Safeway.
Pleasant people and easy to locate food stuffs. Right off I-80 in the direction of Olympic Valley. Perfect for the last minute grocery run.
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Save Mart Supermarkets
11399 Deerfield Drive
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Pleasant people and easy to locate food stuffs. Right off I-80 in the direction of Olympic Valley. Perfect for the last minute grocery run.
After running around Lake Tahoe for the day or after dinner out in Tahoe City, grab a snack or dessert at Safeway before heading back in to SquawLodge.
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Safeway
850 North Lake Boulevard
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After running around Lake Tahoe for the day or after dinner out in Tahoe City, grab a snack or dessert at Safeway before heading back in to SquawLodge.
Getting Around
Don't wanna drive to Lake Tahoe? Take the Amtrak train to the Truckee Train Station (TRU). Catch the bus (Truckee to Tahoe City, Hwy 89 TART), call a taxi, or rent a car to get to SquawLodge.
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Truckee CA
10065 Donner Pass Rd
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Don't wanna drive to Lake Tahoe? Take the Amtrak train to the Truckee Train Station (TRU). Catch the bus (Truckee to Tahoe City, Hwy 89 TART), call a taxi, or rent a car to get to SquawLodge.
One of the places in Truckee from which you can get a dependable car rental.
Hertz Car Rental
10266 Truckee Airport Rd
One of the places in Truckee from which you can get a dependable car rental.
Car rental location close to the Truckee Airport. Make sure you check your cars for scratches and dings before and after your rental.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Car rental location close to the Truckee Airport. Make sure you check your cars for scratches and dings before and after your rental.
The closest large airport to Tahoe.
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Reno-Tahoe International Airport
2001 East Plumb Lane
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The closest large airport to Tahoe.