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North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden

East Shore

Drive through one of the area’s natural wonders at Cave Rock, the neck of an old volcano. The area is named for the small caves above Highway 50 that were cut by waves when Lake Tahoe was 200 feet higher during the ice ages.

Eagle Rock

Summer | Free (775) 586-1610, ext. 25 | Demonstrations of lake-friendly landscaping using native and adaptive plants, water conservation, soil stabilization techniques, defensible space from wildfires & BMPs. Self-guided tours & clinics. TART

West Shore

Eagle Rock, one of the lake’s famous natural sites, is a volcanic plug beside Highway 89 on the West Shore. Trail to top is on the south side. TART

Explore Tahoe

North Tahoe Arts Center

Tahoe Art League Gallery South Lake Tahoe

(530) 542-2908 | Urban Trailhead at base of Heavenly Gondola with local exhibits and programs. BlueGo

(530) 544-2313 | Featuring local artists and workshops. Second location at Ski Run Center. BlueGo

Emerald Bay

Tahoe City

(530) 541-3030 | Lake Tahoe’s only island is located in Emerald Bay & is home to an old tea house. Boat access only. (Closed Feb. 1-June 15 for nesting birds.) TART/BlueGo


(775) 586-7000 | Enjoy a 2.4-mile ride on the gondola to the top with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley. Ticket required. BlueGo

Tahoe City Field Station

West Shore

Parking fee | (530) 525-7232 Park | (530) 583-9911 Tours Sugar Pine Point State Park is home to the historic Ehrman Mansion (summer tours), see boathouses with historic boats and General Phipps Cabin built in the late 1800s. TART

High Camp

Olympic Valley

(800) 403-0206 | Aerial tram rides with views of Lake Tahoe, Olympic Heritage Museum, events and more. Ticket required. TART

Kings Beach Kings Beach is a popular spot for dining and shopping with the North Shore’s largest sandy beach located in the heart of town. Free parking at North Tahoe Beach, Brook Street, Minnow and the Christmas Tree lot on Hwy. 28. TART

PROSSER 21,332


(530) 583-1762 | Watson Cabin, built by Robert Watson and his son in 1909, is the oldest building in Tahoe City and on the National Register of Historic Places. (summer tours). TART

MUSEUMS Donner Memorial Visitor Center

Soda Springs

(530) 583-1762 | Featuring historic photos, the Steinbach Indian Basket Museum and local historical memorabilia. TART

East Shore

Readings taken on Friday, June 29, 2018 ELEVATION :

6,228.91 |

IN 2017:


Measured in Acre Feet (AF)

Olympic Valley

Tahoe Maritime Museum

Tahoe City

(530) 583-9283 | Features guided tours, exhibits and hands-on activities for kids on Tahoe’s maritime history. TART

Tahoe Science Center

Incline Village

Tues.-Fri. & by appt. | Free (775) 881-7566 | University of California, Davis, science education center at Sierra Nevada College. Exhibits include a virtual research boat, biology lab, 3D movies and docent-led tours. Ages 8+. TART

Truckee Railroad Museum


Sat.-Sun. & holidays Located in a caboose next to the Truckee Depot. Exhibits include the train’s role in logging, fighting snow on the railway, the role of Chinese emigrants and a children’s area. TART

VISITORS’ CENTERS Kings Beach Kings Beach State Rec. Area (Thurs.-Mon., summer)

Incline Village 969 Tahoe Blvd. (800) 468-2463


Tues.-Sun. | Locals’ first Tues. half price (530) 587-5437 | For kids up to age 7 with interactive exhibits, science & art classes, the BabyZone for newborns to 18 months & the Jungle Gym for toddlers and older. TART South Lake Tahoe

(530) 541-5458 | Features Washoe artifacts and exhibits on early industry, settlers and archival films of Tahoe. BlueGo

3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (530) 541-5255

Stateline 169 Hwy. 50 (775) 588-4591

Tahoe City 100 North Lake Blvd. (530) 581-6900

Truckee 10065 Donner Pass Rd. (Depot) (530) 587-8808

U.S. Forest Service | Incline Village 855 Alder Ave., (775) 831-0914 (Wed.-Fri.)

U.S. Forest Service | South Lake Tahoe 35 College Dr. (530) 543-2600

U.S. Forest Service | Tahoe City Truckee

(530) 582-0893 | One of a few surviving 19th Century jailhouses of its kind in the West used from 1875 until May 1964 (summer tours). TART

3080 N. Lake Blvd. (530) 583-3593 (Fridays)

U.S. Forest Service | Truckee 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd. (530) 587-3558


200,000 AF



150,000 AF

Measured in Cubic Feet Per Second (CFS)

Tahoe City

KidZone Children’s Museum

Old Jail Museum



(530) 543-2674 | Features Stream Profile Chamber to view slice of Taylor Creek, nature trails & more. BlueGo

Lake Tahoe Museum


Tahoe City

Gatekeeper’s Museum

CAPACITY: 18,300 C


Watson Cabin

Taylor Creek Visitor Center South Lake Tahoe

CAPACITY: 9,500 C 50

Truckee River |

Parking fee (530) 541-3030 | (530) 525-9529 ADA or Tour the grounds of Vikingsholm Castle (summer tours), see Eagle Falls and Fannette Island (the Lake’s only island), home to an old Tea House. TART/BlueGo Museum at the corner of Old Highway 40 & Soda Springs Road. Take the 20-mile interpretive driving tour along Old 40. Maps online or at museum. TART

CAPACITY: C 226,500

CAPACITY: A 20,400

Emerald Bay

Donner Summit Historical Society

South Lake Tahoe

CAPACITY: 29,840




Vikingsholm Castle

Tallac Historic Site



(800) 403-0206 | Squaw Valley, host of the VIII Winter Olympic Games in 1960, celebrates its Olympic History with the Tower of Nations with its Olympic Flame and the symbolic Tower of the Valley at the entrance to the valley. The Olympic Museum at High Camp features historic memorabilia and photographs. Tram ticket required. TART

(530) 541-5227 | Once known as the “Grandest Resort in the World” as the summer retreat for three San Francisco elite families with the Baldwin Estate, Pope Estate & Valhalla. Grounds open yearround. BlueGo

May-October | Thunderbird Lodge is the former Whittell estate. This magnificent lakefront home features the Lighthouse Room, Old Lodge, 600’ underground tunnel (with a former lion cage) and Boat House, home to the “Thunderbird,” a 1939 wooden boat. Ages 6+ only. No on-site parking. Tours by reservation only.

100,000 AF

DONNER 9,247 | The historic town of Truckee was settled in 1863, and grew quickly as a stagecoach stop and route for the Central Pacific Railroad. During these early days, many of Truckee’s historical homes and buildings were built including The Truckee Hotel (1868) and the Capitol Building (1868). Stop by the Depot for a walking tour of historic downtown. Paid parking downtown with free lot on Donner Pass Road next to Beacon. TART

(530) 582-7892 | The Donner Memorial State Park features exhibits and artifacts on the Donner Party (184647) at the visitor center, and see the towering Pioneer Monument. TART


STAMPEDE 220,443

Olympic Museum

Summer | (530) 583-3279 | This 1920s-era building features a history of the field station, current UC Davis research projects, interactive exhibits and demonstration garden. Ages 8+. TART

Thunderbird Lodge

LAKE LEVELS Lake Tahoe Natural rim 6,223’ P

North Shore


South Lake Tahoe

North Shore

BOCA 37,277

North Shore Tahoe City is popular for shopping and dining with historical sites. At the junction of highways 89 & 28, visitors may see the Tahoe City Dam, Lake Tahoe’s only outlet, and Fanny Bridge. Peer into Watson Cabin (1909) in the center of town for a glimpse at pioneer life. Free parking at Commons Beach, Grove Street, Jackpine Street and 64 acres at Highways 89 & 28. TART

South Lake Tahoe

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

Tahoe City

(530) 581-2787 | Featuring exhibits of work by local artists and works for sale by local artists. TART

South Lake Tahoe

Fannette Island

Incline Village

Catch glimpses of Lake Tahoe and lupine in bloom along the meandering bike trail in Tahoe City. | Katherine E. Hill



Profile for Tahoe Weekly

July 5 to July 11, 2018  

Webber Falls, located north of Truckee on Highway 89, plunges 76 feet in several cascades into a deep gorge carved out of basaltic bedrock....

July 5 to July 11, 2018  

Webber Falls, located north of Truckee on Highway 89, plunges 76 feet in several cascades into a deep gorge carved out of basaltic bedrock....