Eagle Falls Sunrise at Emerald Bay State Park
What to experience
Lake Tahoe is known for its breathtaking alpine beauty, sky blue water, sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, and an abundance of recreational opportunities and experiences for people of all ages.
As you first step foot onto the shores of Lake Tahoe, you are immediately captivated by the serene beauty that surrounds you. The crystal-clear waters stretch out as far as the eye can see, reflecting the vivid blue of the sky above and the towering peaks that encircle the lake. The air is crisp and with the subtle fragrance of pine. Every direction you look reveals different scenery that will fill your senses with awe and wonder.
Lake Tahoe sits at a high mountain elevation of 6,225 feet and is the second deepest lake in North America at 1,645 feet deep with 72 stunning miles of shoreline.
What to do
Tahoe offers a wide spectrum of recreation opportunities, and an abundance of diverse experiences. During the spring, summer and early fall, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, sightseeing and photography, wildlife watching (be bear aware), paddle boarding, kayaking on the lake, fine dining, art galleries, attending shows and music festivals, and more. Be sure to make reservations and get tickets in advance if you're planning to attend one of the large summer events.
In the winter, Lake Tahoe transforms into a winter wonderland and is a very popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, with several world-class ski resorts in the area.
Where to stay
The Lake Tahoe region is home to several communities, including South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Incline Village, and Stateline. These communities offer a range of amenities, accommodations, dining options, and entertainment for visitors. Check on the map and take into consideration your locations for planned activities while booking your accommodations. It can take several hours to drive around the entire lake. Enjoy your stay and create unforgettable experiences!
Weather can change rapidly in the mountains. Lightening, hail, snow, or freezing rain, cold temperatures are conditions to be aware of and prepare for certain times of the year. High wind has the power to create large waves on the lake that can capsize kayaks, boats, and paddle boards.
Strenuous activity is more demanding at high altitude and proper hydration of water is important to feel your best and perform your best, whether out on the lake or on the trails. Be well prepared.
Bears are highly active at Lake Tahoe. Never leave food in the car or around campsite unattended. Use bear canisters or bear lockers to prevent attracting bears into camp.
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