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Emerald Bay State Park

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This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.
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Hwy 89, CA 96145
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to visit the park as part of our winter vacation. This is truly a can't miss experience for anyone visiting Lake Tahoe. The park is extremely beautiful. Lots of stunning shots and views of the lake and the nature around it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VincentK1398
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to South lake Tahoe this week and decided to drive to Emerald Bay, this place is not far from city center but drive cautiously because there are narrow sections with no barrier, this place is stunning, there is a parking to park your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank allenKGranadahills
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a cruise tour from south lake Tahoe around the lake. A Major point of the visit was Emerald Bay Park. It was just beautiful. The clear water and the shimmering sunlight was a sight to see. We did not get down from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank sainbasha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to drive around all of Lake Tahoe as I had never been and wondered what there was to see. I am not familiar with any of it so why not venture out to see what is there. This site emerald point is as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank hotislandgal
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Probably the best place to see the whole view of Lake Tahoe. If you are planning to visit on winter season, the park most likely will be covered by layer of snow so better gear up yourself when you walk on the park. Overall highly...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kentwongbug
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place!! Im lucky enough to enjoy the first snow this winter , this is gorgeous, we spend all day in the park enjoying the peace of this mountains and beautiful lake Tahoe, a lot of place to park , highly recomend it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 960rachela
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent a day at Lake Tahoe Emerald Bay the road above gives you an absolutely beautiful view it's one of those places that you have to see the lake itself is beautiful Emerald Bay is beautiful the mountains around or absolutely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clouserge
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Great vista of Emerald bay. Lake surface at 6300 feet and surrounding mountains 1000 feet higher. Good size parking lot, but it fills up fast so be prepared to wait.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Located on the SW side of Lake Tahoe, the drive to Emerald Bay State Park is worth the trip all by itself. Once there, you are greeted by an awesome view of Lake Tahoe surrounded by mountain walls. There are several hiking trails (some paved)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank barryd742
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Another beautiful stop on Lake Tahoe is Emerald Bay and Vikingsholme, a Viking castle on the shore of Lake Tahoe! The walk down seems a little steep for anyone wheelchair bound. And the walk back up was nothing but incline so a stair master may...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michele P
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