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The amazing Lake Tahoe region encompasses more than 400 square miles of High Sierra alpine bliss and is the largest, deepest alpine lake in North America. From snow skiing in winter to kayaking in summer, there is something for everyone here. The east shoreline of the lake is in neighboring Nevada & the rest inside California. The south end has the casinos, paddle boat cruises & some Heavenly Skiing. The north end has the fine restaurants, gorgeous mansions & excellent marinas. The fragile ecosystem of the lake is always at risk with this much recreation.

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elevation: 6229' population: 46,000 zip code: 96146


high elevation alpine lake, surrounded by 9000' mountain peaks

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Placer County
SW of Reno NV
S of I-80 @ Hwy 89 & Hwy 50



  • backpacking
  • biking
  • boating
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • snow skiing (Squaw)
  • snowboarding
  • horse pack trips
  • mountain biking
  • cruises
  • golf
  • snow shoeing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Tahoe National Forest
  • El Dorado National Forest
  • Desolation Wilderness
  • Emerald Bay State Park
  • DL Bliss State Park
  • Washoe Meadows State Park
  • Emerald Bay State Park
  • Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Ward Creek State Park
  • Tahoe SRA
  • Burton Creek State Park
  • Kings Beach SRA
  • Sand Harbor
  • Spooner Lake State Park
  • Granite Chief Wilderness
  • Mount Rose Wilderness
  • Rubicon OHV Trail
  • Lake Valley SRA
  • Truckee River
  • Fallen Leaf Lake
  • Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks
  • lake tahoe campgrounds

    Tahoe Camping - Tahoe SRA
    DL Bliss State Park Campground
    William Kent Park Camping
    Emerald Bay Camping Tahoe
    Sugar Pine Point Camping
    Kaspian Campground
    Silver Creek @ Truckee River
    Goose Meadows Campground
    Meeks Bay Campground Tahoe
    Fallen Leaf Lake Campground
    Tahoe Valley RV Resort

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    Surrounding this lake there are at least 12 towns & residential communities. There are vacation homes used seasonally, some full-time residents & plenty cabin rentals for the tourists. Three National Forests surround Lake Tahoe, with a dozen State Parks & a dozen ski resorts. Browse thru the towns listed below to discover what recreation you seek & which area you would like to visit. Use this premium lake responsibly & please help Keep Tahoe Blue

    nearby towns:
    Tahoe City
    Tahoe Vista
    South Lake Tahoe
    Hope Valley
    Squaw Valley
    local links:

    Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
    4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Keep Tahoe Blue
    Ski Tours in Tahoe
    Lake Tahoe Photography Tours
    Tahoe Teas Organic
    Overland Meat Company
    Tahoe Rim Trail Association
    CalTrans Road Info
    Tahoe Snow Tours
    Slow Food Lake Tahoe
    Base Camp Pizza Company

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