Zephyr Cove Resort Beach is a popular location for weddings and receptions. Common trees found surrounding the shoreline include Jeffry Pine, Lodgepole Pine, White Fir and Quaking Aspen. Recreation opportunities nearby include the M.S. Dixie Mississippi-style sternwheeler cruises to Emerald Bay and horseback riding across the street at Zephyr Cove Stables. Zephyr Cove Resort Beach is managed by a permittee, Aramark under a US Forest Service special use permit. This is a full-service resort complex with restaurant, snack-shacks, and souvenir shops.