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merald Bay State Park is a state park of California, USA, preserving Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark.Park features include Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion that is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the United States. The architect was Leonard Palme, who was hired by his aunt Laura Knight to design and build Vikingsholm. The park contains the only island in Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island. The park is accessible by California State Route 89 near the southwest shore of the lake. Emerald Bay is one of Lake Tahoe’s most photographed and popular locations. In 1969 Emerald Bay was recognized as a National Natural Landmark by the federal Department of the Interior. In 1994 California State Parks included the surrounding water of the bay as a part of the park, making Emerald Bay one of the first underwater parks of its type in the state, protecting the various wrecks and other items on the bay’s bottom. The 1,533-acre park was established in 1953. It is located directly south of D. L. Bliss State Park. Text by Wikipedia



A look at the wonders of this alpine paradise

Jenna Brown



Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in America and the second largest in the world.


he lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe. More Flickr than 75% of the lake’s watershed is naThe Tahoe basin is a mecca for winter tional forest land, comprising the Lake sports of all kinds. Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service. During ski season, thousand Lake Tahoe is a major tourist atfrom all over Nevada and California traction in both Nevada and California. flock to the slopes for downhill skiing. It is home to a number of ski resorts, Lake Tahoe, in addition to its senic summer outdoor recreation, and tourist beauty, is well known for its blizzards. attractions. Snow and skiing are a sig The majority of the ski resorts nificant part of the area’s economy and in the Lake Tahoe region are on the reputation. Mountain and lake scenery northern end of the lake, near Truckee, are attractions throughout the year. The California and Reno, Nevada. KirkNevada side also includes large casinos. wood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly Highways provide year-round access are located on the southern side of the from Reno, Carson City and Sacramento. lake. 3


uring late Spring to early Fall, the lake is popular for water sports and beach activities. The two cities most identified with the Lake Tahoe tourist area are South Lake Tahoe, California and the smaller Stateline; smaller centers on the northern shoreline include Tahoe City and Kings Beach. Other popular activities include parasailing, jet ski rentals and eco-friendly paddle sport rentals. Kayaking and stand up paddle boards have also become very popular. Boating is a primary activity in Tahoe in the summer. There are many boating events, such as sailboat racing, guided cruises, and more. The lake is home to one of the most prestigious boat shows in the country held every August.


Lake Tahoe is split by the border between California and Nevada.


People flock to Tahoe beaches in summer for water sports like jet skiing and boating. 4

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Lake Tahoe Max Width: 12 mi Max Length: 22 mi Average Depth: 1,000 ft Max Depth: 1,645 ft Shore Length: 71 mi Surface Elevation: 6,225 ft

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Emerald Bay

Perhaps the most iconic location in Lake Tahoe, Emerald bay is popular due to its several beaches, campgrounds, watersports and historical structures. The 38 room Vikingsholm mansion and island tea house are the primary attractions of this area.

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Mt. Tallac

One of the most popular hikes in the Tahoe area, Mt. Tallac can be identified by the distict cross shape created by the year round snow on its northeastern face. Although strenuous, hikers who summit the peak are rewarded with breathtaking views of the entire basin.


Half a dozen large casinos start inches away from the California border and create the “downtown� area of Lake Tahoe. Visitors can enjoy the views from the Heavenly gondola, attend one of many nightly shows or party at several nightclubs and bars.

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The smaller of the two state borders on the Tahoe coast is also home to several casinos. It is better known for its history with infamous gangsters in the early 20th century and the unconfirmed legends of concrete shoed bodies thrown into the lake.



Squaw Valley

One of the largest ski resorts in America, Squaw Valley was home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. .


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