Donner Lake Paddle Race

May 20, 2016
    Water Sports

Donner Lake RaceIf you’re looking for a different kind of intense workout, check this out.  The Annual Donner Lake Memorial Weekend Stand-up/Prone Paddleboard Race. It’s part of the Tahoe Cup Paddle Board Race Series.

Better check weather conditions first…you may be wearing your dry suit or ski gear.  Only in Tahoe.

Be sure and clean, drain and dry your paddleboard before you jump in the lake, and become a Tahoe Keeper today.

The Donner SUP is a 5 mile fun race that circumnavigates Donner Lake starting at  9am at the west-end beach.  This is a 5 mile SUP, Prone Paddleboard & OC1 race for men and women of all ability levels. Free on-water stand-up paddle board demos will be available after the race, and as usual – a great after party!

donnerlakeraceDonner Lake Paddle Race

Check in at 8am at the West End Beach

Race starts at 9am



Become a Tahoe Keeper:  Protect Your Favorite Place.
Protect Your Favorite Pastime.

Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invaders.
Clean • Drain • Dry • Every time

Please join our local paddle shops and other paddlers and become a Tahoe Keeper to help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) into Lake Tahoe and Truckee water bodies.

It’s easy. It’s free. It matters.
And, you’ll get a really cool sticker!

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Lake Tahoe’s famous water clarity. Invaders spread through the transport of water and debris that can collect in cockpits and hatches, and cling to outer hulls, rudders and paddles. Spreading AIS violates local, state, and federal laws.

Self-Inspect & Decontaminate: The Tahoe Keepers online training program demonstrates how to Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft and gear every time you haul out or move between water bodies, and properly Dispose of any plants or debris.

  • CLEAN watercraft with pressurized water, removing all dirt, plant, and animal material from your rudder, hull, cockpit, and fishing gear. DISPOSE of foreign matter above the waterline on dry land or in a trash can.
  • DRAIN the water from your hatches and cockpits on land before you leave the immediate area.
  • DRY your watercraft before launching it again.

When paddling in an area infested with AIS or if you find contaminants on your boat or board, implement additional decontamination measures, such as spraying with pressurized water and keeping your watercraft completely dry for at least 5 days.

Prevent In-basin Transfer of AIS: If you only paddle within the Lake Tahoe basin, it is still very important to inspect your watercraft and gear to ensure you are not inadvertently transporting invaders found in Lake Tahoe to other Tahoe-Truckee area water bodies.

If you find AIS on your equipment or you are arriving at Lake Tahoe from a region with infested water bodies, inspections and decontaminations are available free of charge at the roadside watercraft inspection stations.

Learn more and join the Tahoe Keepers stewardship community at  Call 1-888-824-6267 for the AIS hotline.

It’s easy. It’s free.  It matters.

Photo by Ryan Salm and Tahoe Paddle