Driving Directions to Lake Tahoe & Kirkwood


View Lake Tahoe in a larger map
Driving Directions to Lake Tahoe

From Reno Tahoe International Airport  (approx. 60 miles – 1.25 hours)
1. Head north on E Plumb Ln toward Terminal Way          0.6 mi
2. Slight left onto the ramp to Carson City/US-395             0.4 mi
3. Merge onto North-South Fwy                                       7.2 mi
4. Take exit 57B to merge onto US-395/S Virginia St toward Carson City
Continue to follow US-395                                              17.7 mi
5. Take the ramp onto N Carson St                                   6.3 mi
6. Slight right toward US-50                                              0.2 mi
7. Slight right at US-50 Entering California                        24.7 mi

From Sacramento International Airport  (approx. 114 miles – 2.5 hours)
1. Head west on Airport Blvd toward Lindbergh Dr             0.3 mi
2. Continue straight to stay on Airport Blvd                         0.3 mi
3. Slight right to stay on Airport Blvd                                  1.2 mi
4. Take the ramp onto CA-16 E/I-5 S                                 9.6 mi
5. Take the exit onto CA-99 S/I-80 Bus E/US-50 E             2.6 mi
6. Continue on US-50 E                                                    98.1 mi
7. Turn right at Lake Tahoe Blvd/US-50 (heading to Casinos)2.4 mi

From Oakland International Airport (approx. 190 miles – 3.5 hours)
1. Head southeast on Airport Dr                                        0.5 mi
2. Slight right to stay on Airport D                                      0.8 mi
3. Continue on 98th Ave                                                    1.0 mi
4. Merge onto I-880 N via the ramp to Oakland                  9.0 mi
5  Take the exit onto I-580 W/I-80 E toward Sacramento/San Rafael Continue to follow I-80 E  Partial toll road                                                                           74.4 mi
6. Continue on I-80 Bus E                                                  5.3 mi
7. Continue on US-50 E                                                    98.1 mi
8. Turn right at Lake Tahoe Blvd/US-50 (heading to Casinos)2.4 mi

From San Francisco International Airport (approx. 200 miles – 3.75 hours)
1. Merge onto US-101 N via the ramp to San Francisco        11.3 mi
2. Continue on I-80 E Partial toll road                                  81.4 mi
3. Continue on I-80 Bus E                                                     5.3 mi
4. Continue on US-50 E                                                       98.1 mi
5. Turn right at Lake Tahoe Blvd/US-50 (heading to Casinos)  2.4 mi

Driving Directions to Kirkwood

From Reno/Tahoe International Airport:
U.S. 395 South to State Route 88 West
Exit the Airport on E. Plumb Ln. (go 0.2 mi.) to US Hwy 395 South (go 7.5 mi.)
Take exit 57B to remain on US 395 (go 35.2 mi.)
Turn right onto Hwy 88 (go 34 mi.)
Turn left onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive. (approx. 90 min.)

From South Lake Tahoe:
US 50 West to Hwy 89 South to Hwy 88 West
Take US 50 (Lake Tahoe Blvd.) West to "the Y" intersection where US 50 meets Hwy 89.
Turn left at the Y onto Emerald Bay Rd. (the combined road US 50 West / Hwy 89 South) (go 4.9 mi.) to Meyers.
Turn left to continue on Hwy 89 South (go 11.1 mi.) Turn Right on Hwy 88 West (go 14.3 mi.)
Turn Left onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive. (approx. 35 min.)

From North Lake Tahoe via the East Shore (West Shore often closes at Emerald Bay in the Winter for avalanche control):
Route 28 E to Hwy 50 W to Route 89 South to 88 West
Take NV Route 28 East/South ( go 13 mi. from Incline Village).
Turn Right onto US 50 West (go 17.4 mi.) to "the Y" intersection where US 50 meets Hwy 89.
Turn left at the Y onto Emerald Bay Rd. (the combined road US 50 West / Hwy 89 South) (go 4.9 mi.) to Meyers.
Turn left to continue on Hwy 89 South (go 11.1 mi.)
Turn Right on Hwy 88 West (go 14.3 mi.)
Turn Left onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive.
(approx. 60 min.)

From The San Francisco Bay:
Via Hwy 88 - If the Carson Spur on Hwy 88 is Open:
Interstate 580 East to Interstate 205 to Interstate 5 North to Route 4 East to Route 99 North to Route 88 East
Connect with Interstate 580 East from your area (about 44 miles from the Bay Bridge) to Interstate 205 East (go 13.5 mi.) to Interstate 5 North (go 13.3 mi.)
Exit Downtown Stockton Hwy 4 East (go 3.4 mi.) to Hwy 99 North (go 1.8 mi.)
Exit CA Hwy 88 toward Jackson (go 97.4 mi.) - (Be sure follow signs to Stay on Hwy 88 after Clements and in downtown Jackson)
Turn Right onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive. (approx. 3.25 hrs.)

Via Hwy 50 - If the Carson Spur on Hwy 88 is Closed:
Interstate 80 East to Hwy 50 East to Hwy 89 South to Hwy 88 West
Take Interstate 80 from your area to Sacramento where I-80 becomes US 50 East (go 93 mi. on US 50) Turn Right on CA Hwy 89 South (go 11.1 mi.)
Turn Right on Hwy 88 West (go 14.3 mi.)
Turn Left onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive. (approx. 3.5 hrs. from the Bay Bridge)

Via Mormon Emigrant Trail in SUMMER only from Hwy 50:
US-50 E
Head northeast on US-50 E toward Exit 60
Take Exit 60 for Sly Park Rd (go .2 mi)
Turn right onto Co Rd E16/Sly Park Rd (go 4.6 mi)
Just past the lake, turn left onto Mormon Emigrant Trail/Silver Lake Rd.
Watch for the sign as it is hard to see from this direction. This road is CLOSED in the winter (go 24.6 mi)
Turn left onto CA-88 E/Carson Pass Hwy (go 11.8 mi)
Turn right onto Kirkwood Meadows Dr.
Village Center is 1.5 mi