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Lake Tahoe, CA

About Lake Tahoe

Straddling the border of California and Nevada is North America’s largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe. The first time that you look at Lake Tahoe, the sheer size and glittering beauty of the lake will stun you.

On the lake, you can enjoy a cruise across the water as well as go kayaking, parasailing, and jet skiing. You can even experience a helicopter tour. Of course, you must also stop at the variety of overlooks, beaches, and trails to get up close and personal with Lake Tahoe’s shimmering waters.

During the winter, you can head to one of the ski resorts, where you can snowshoe, sled, ski, or take a sleigh ride.

Make sure while visiting the lake that you visit the little town of Lake Tahoe as well.

A ground squirrel alerted to the prospect of getting some food from hikers. Seen on Mt. Tallac in Lake Tahoe California USA. from Tumbleweed Travel
Drone view of the Fannette Island in Emerald Bay South Lake Tahoe California from Tumbleweed Travel
Lake Tahoe clear view water from Tumbleweed Travel
Lake Tahoe in famous California mountains national park sierra nevada from Tumbleweed Travel
Old tavern in the main street of old west town Truckee from Tumbleweed Travel
Tahoe Mother Bear Fishing in Taylor Creek in Lake Tahoe Basin from Tumbleweed Travel
The beautiful crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe from Tumbleweed Travel


  • Take a boat cruise across the lake
  • Visit the Emerald Bay State Park
  • Dip your toes into the lake (swimming will be cold!)
  • Climb to the top of Cave Rock for a fantastic view
  • Enjoy lunch in the little town of Lake Tahoe


Type: Wilderness Area

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Climate: Mountains

Airport(s): Reno or Sacramento

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