Have a Blast at Zephyr Cove Resort

Have a Blast at Zephyr Cove Resort

Helpful Tips for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend!

South Lake Tahoe is a prime destination year-round and an absolute favorite for travelers and local community members who want to celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend with family and friends. In addition to special lake fireworks and cruises, Zephyr Cove Resort offers access to the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe, refreshing lake activities, and cozy cabins and campsites to create an unforgettable getaway. In this blog, we’ll unveil tips on how to enjoy a safe, sustainable and fun holiday weekend to ensure you make the most of your time in this picturesque paradise.

The Big Show on the Lake

Specialty Fireworks Lake Cruises: The M.S. Dixie II paddlewheeler and the Tahoe Paradise boat cruise offers a unique opportunity to view the light show from the water. These iconic cruises feature live entertainment, food & beverage options and spectacular views of the fireworks. Book your reservation now!

Lights on the Lake Fireworks: Lake Tahoe’s Lights on the Lake Fireworks display is one of the country’s top July 4th weekend celebrations. The show is scheduled to begin at 9:45 pm. Guests aboard the M.S. Dixie II will have prime viewing opportunities for the fireworks.

Beach Rules – Know Before You Go!

Keep Tahoe Blue for Generations to Come

  • Last July 4th, volunteers picked up 6,318 pounds of litter in this area. Don’t litter. Please put all trash inside a trash can or dumpster—even if it’s not yours.
  • Outside alcohol is prohibited on July 4th. You may be ticketed. Grab a beverage at the Beer Garden, located near the resort.
  • Pick up your furry friend’s waste and throw it away in a trash can or dumpster.
  • Please note cigarette butts do not biodegrade. They can leach toxic chemicals into the environment that are bad for you, wildlife, and the lake. Please dispose extinguished butts in a trash can or dumpster.
  • Food scraps are dangerous for wildlife. A fed bear is a dead bear. Banana peels, sandwich crusts, and pistachio shells are garbage too. Please throw all food waste in a trash can or dumpster
  • A plastic bag, fork, or bottle will stick around in Tahoe forever, unless you throw them away. Plastic litter breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces that can get into the water. Please throw away all plastic trash—even the smallest scraps—in a trash can or dumpster.
  • See trash, pick up trash. Even if it’s not your own. By helping out, you’ll keep the beach clean and beautiful for this visit and the next.
  • Let’s Keep Tahoe Blue, so we can all keep loving it. The Lake might look pristine, but there’s a lot happening below the surface. If we lose the clear water of Tahoe, we lose everything we love about it.

Packing Tips:

  • No outside alcohol, firearms, or fireworks
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suits
  • Beach towel
  • Hat
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Beach bag
  • Lip balm
  • Photo ID
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Foldable beach chair
  • A good book
  • Hoodie or sweater if it gets chilly during fireworks

Click here to view regional parking information managed by Douglas County.

Safe travels to Lake Tahoe for the holiday weekend. Remember to allow extra time for potential traffic. Parking is limited in the area, so carpool if possible and please respect local signage and regulations that are in place for the holiday weekend and crowds.