CANCELLED: Kayaking for Citizen Science


Event Date

Various locations


On account of the dangerously poor (and highly variable) air quality and the high likelihood that it will continue, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Kayak Circumnavigation for Science. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Scott Fitzgerrell and UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center director Geoff Schladow as they kayak Lake Tahoe in support of the Citizen Science Tahoe project. Using the app they will collect valuable water quality, algal growth, and microplastics data.

All participants are responsible for bringing their own watercraft, personal protective equipment (flotation device while on the water and a mask while on land), food, beverages, and planning their own transportation to/from the departure and arrival sites.

Please download the Citizen Science Tahoe App from prior to joining if you would like to contribute some valuable data over the course of your paddle.

To join please contact Heather Segale at or Toni Myshyakova at


Meet at 7:30 AM each morning and depart by 8:00 AM

September 20, Day 1

Departure: Sand Harbor State Park WP 138 to Carnelian Bay WP 104

Distance: 7 miles

September 21, Day 2

Route: Carnelian Bay WP 104 to William Kent Beach Access WP 80

Distance: 6.5 miles

September 22, Day 3

Route: William Kent Beach WP 80 to Chambers Beach WP 64

Distance: 6.5 miles

September 23, Day 4

Route: Chambers Beach WP 64 to Bliss State Park WP 57

Distance: 6 miles

September 24, Day 5

Route: Bliss State Park WP 57 to Pope Beach WP 37

Distance: 6 miles

September 25, Day 6

Route: Pope Beach WP 37 to Cave Rock WP 1

Distance: 8 miles

September 26, Day 7

Route: Cave Rock WP 1 to Sand Harbor WP 138

Distance: 10 miles