Lake Tahoe Water Temperature
The water will feel very cold. For the hardcore only. The water is now dangerously cold and most people will risk hypothermia if not equipped with a thick, 6/5mm wetsuit along with boots and a hood
The measurements for the water temperature in Lake Tahoe, California are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.
Water temp by month
Monthly average max / min water temperatures
The graph below shows the range of monthly Lake Tahoe water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.
The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 57.6°F / 14.2°C. The coldest month is April with an average water temperature of 51.3°F / 10.7°C.
7 day tide forecast for Lake Tahoe
*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Sacramento #4, Sacramento River, California) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.