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SIGHTSEEING

Fall color and rustic scenery at Red Lakes. | Katherine E. Hill

ATTRACTIONS Cave Rock

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 | demogarden.org 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 | cityofslt.us Urban Trailhead at base of Heavenly Gondola with local exhibits and programs. BlueGo

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

Emerald Bay

Tahoe City

(530) 541-3030 | parks.ca.gov 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

Heavenly

(775) 586-7000 | skiheavenly.com 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 | parks.ca.gov (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 | squawalpine.com Aerial tram rides with views of Lake Tahoe, Olympic Heritage Museum, events and more. Ticket required. TART

Kings Beach

North Shore

northtahoebusiness.org 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

Parking fee (530) 541-3030 | (530) 525-9529 ADA parks.ca.gov or vikingsholm.com 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

Watson Cabin

Tahoe City

(530) 583-1762 | northtahoemuseums.org 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

Truckee

Donner Summit Historical Society

Soda Springs

donnersummithistoricalsociety.org 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

Taylor Creek Visitor Center South Lake Tahoe

Gatekeeper’s Museum

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

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

Tahoe City

Truckee

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

Olympic Museum

Olympic Valley

(800) 403-0206 | squawalpine.com 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

Tahoe Maritime Museum

Tallac Historic Site

South Lake Tahoe

Old Jail Museum

Tahoe City

(530) 583-9283 | tahoemaritimemuseum.org Features self-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 | tahoesciencecenter.org 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

Truckee

Sat.-Sun. & holidays truckeedonnerrailroadsociety.com 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

East Shore

Readings taken on Friday, October 5, 2018 ELEVATION :

6,227.35 |

IN 2017:

6,228.10

Measured in Acre Feet (AF)

CAPACITY: 29,840

FLOW AT FARAD

395

Measured in Cubic Feet Per Second (CFS)

225

200,000 AF

175

150,000 AF

125

75

100,000 AF

CAPACITY: 18,300 C

CAPACITY: A 20,400

50

25

Emerald Bay

South Lake Tahoe

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

CAPACITY: 9,500 C 50

Truckee River | 6

Vikingsholm Castle

Lake Tahoe Museum

Truckee

CAPACITY: C 226,500

INDEPENDENCE 14,823 MARTIS 880

Tues.-Sun. | Locals’ first Tues. half price (530) 587-5437 | kidzonemuseum.org 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

(530) 541-5227 | tahoeheritage.org 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

CAPACITY CAPA P CITY: T : 40, 40,870 0

DONNER 3,042

truckeehistory.org | truckee.com 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 | parks.ca.gov 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

RESERVOIR CAPACITY

PROSSER 13,347

KidZone Children’s Museum

May-October | thunderbirdtahoe.org 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.

LAKE LEVEL Lake Tahoe Natural rim 6,223’ STAMPEDE 203,268

North Shore

Truckee

Summer | (530) 583-3279 | terc.ucdavis.edu 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

PUBLIC TRANSIT: NORTH SHORE & TRUCKEE | laketahoetransit.com SOUTH SHORE | bluego.org

BOCA 18,742

North Shore

visittahoecity.com 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 | northtahoearts.com Featuring exhibits of work by local artists and works for sale by local artists. TART

South Lake Tahoe

Fannette Island

Incline Village

TROA.NET

Boots McFarland by Geolyn Carvin | BootsMcFarland.com

Profile for Tahoe Weekly

October 11 to 24, 2018  

John Crus enjoys fall wakesurfing on Lake Tahoe. | Photography by Matt Bansak | MattBansak.com, @Matt.Bansak.Photography

October 11 to 24, 2018  

John Crus enjoys fall wakesurfing on Lake Tahoe. | Photography by Matt Bansak | MattBansak.com, @Matt.Bansak.Photography