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Emerald Bay State Park

Hwy 89, CA 96145
+1 530-541-3030
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This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 89, CA 96145
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"emerald bay"
in 239 reviews
"eagle falls"
in 46 reviews
"tea house"
in 27 reviews
"parking lot"
in 36 reviews
"cars parked"
in 8 reviews
"fannette island"
in 19 reviews
"vista point"
in 16 reviews
"inspiration point"
in 17 reviews
"rubicon trail"
in 20 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 11 reviews
"mile hike"
in 17 reviews
"gorgeous views"
in 16 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"parking spot"
in 11 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 9 reviews
"view of the lake"
in 10 reviews
"tahoe area"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

what views!!!! just spectacular. the hike is noted as moderate, but i think many would think it too steep or difficult, especially older folks or youngsters......so much to look at, so much to take in! a MUST SEE!

Thank pyramoon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You park and when you look into the views offered you are marvelled by the bay and the lake. Very photogenic.

Thank NayantSavani
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will definitely go again when I'm nearby. It was gorgeous! I went in October and it wasn't crowded at all. A beautiful drive!

Thank Kris10AP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in April when there are less tourists so parking was not an issue. We walked the trail down to the lake and explored eagle falls.

Thank Gina A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park in the lot and enjoy the views! It is beautiful no matter where you look. Beautiful stellar jays were in the area. Bathrooms are available - no plumbing and were dirty. Bring purell wipes.

Thank Anne32825
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had just snowed and it was spectacular with the snow on the trees! Such a wonderful photographer we had helping us,

Thank jv50
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my wife for a hike. Beautiful scenery and a beautiful drive to this location. My only complaints are the areas were closed for the season so parking and hiking options were very limited.

Thank bluebait
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Breathtaking views and wonderful hikes. Best time to visit is in the winter (early December – March) with less busy. Check the weather conditions before you plan a visit because of ice and the road are slippery due to snow. Parking spaces are limited so...More

Thank Lee T
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The drive from our cabin to Homewood resort took us through the park and it was absolutely breathtaking. Coming from Ohio, I had never seen anything so not flat and beautiful. If the weather is nice I highly recommend stopping and exploring and taking some...More

2  Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Ughhhhh!!!! So disappointing. There were MANY cars pulled over at a look out area over beautiful Emerald Bay. We were among the lucky ones who received a parking ticket for parking on the side of the road. We were away from our car, for 10...More

1  Thank Richelle N
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tiffanieroach
9 October 2017|
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Response from RKWh2o | Reviewed this property |
It is about a mile each way, but the slope is manageable if you take your time. The road is crushed stone, so you might even be able to use a stroller if it has large wheels. There were some mini water fall cascades along... More
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VidhyaKarthik
3 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
The lake water is cold. The weather at Lake Tahoe has been in the 80's BUT if you are on the lake and it gets windy it can become quite cold. We took a boat ride and it was 85 degrees but the wind kicked up and became very... More
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26 July 2017|
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