Lake / Bays, South Lake Tahoe

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  • A crisp, autumn afternoon
    A crisp, autumn afternoon
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  • A Secluded Spot On The Beach
    A Secluded Spot On The Beach
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    Not Far From The Maddening Crowd

    by lmkluque Updated Jul 25, 2012

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    There are plenty of places to explore around Lake Tahoe, but they are the beaten path rather than off of it. What ever your interests are you will find it here. However, it is not difficult to find places that seem remote, away from it all that can leave you with a feeling of being alone. Unlike most tourist destinations, this one offers solitude in many forms as well as the high energy activities many tourists seek. This is something that really suits me.

    Here I've found an isolated beach. Even the water craft seem abandoned.

    A Secluded Spot On The Beach
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  • AVOID speedboats and other noisy pollutants!

    by goura Written Jun 12, 2008

    Speed boats, excessive cruises, snow mobiles in winter, and other noisy, polluting devices are killing off the beautiful wildlife and clean surroundings. Do everyone a favor and use canoes or kayaks on the water, and do Not bother the bears by taking a peak at where they hibernate or getting too close so as to disturb any other wildlife. Due to global warming and excessive boat/driving toys people have used lately, Lake Tahoe is warming and fish and wildlife are dying.
    Please enjoy the beauty of the nature and do not pollute the lake with garbage and excessive gasoline and oils. Go to Reno if you want noise..
    Thank you!

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    Boat camp at Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe

    by tahoesasha Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    Emerald Bay is the first or second biggest attraction at Lake Tahoe, and in the summer you can rent a motorboat or a sailboat and camp at the boat campground inside the Bay.

    http://www.reserveamerica.com/jsp/commonpage.jsp?goto=/usa/ca/emer/newindex.html. Reservations are required and limited space means get on it early!!

    As this site describes, Emerald Bay's surrounding attractions include the beach, walking/hiking trails, gorgeous views, Fannette Island and Vikingsholm, the luxurious restored former 1920s/1930s summer residence of Josephine Knight.

    It would be easy to spend a whole week here.

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    Fallen Leaf Lake

    by jessicadf Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Not at all far from Lake Tahoe, just a little ways away from Emerald Bay, is Fallen Leaf Lake. Tucked away and off the beaten path, there are lake homes that look like they've been in families for generations. It feels charming, safe, hidden and a bit East Coast. The road the goes around the lake dead-ends at the Stanford Camp.

    A crisp, autumn afternoon

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    searching where bears hibernate!

    by fmgl Written Aug 16, 2004

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    it's best to walk around sides of the lake and watch "otter" like creatures,but it gets awfully cold. I love to go to quaint coffee shops when i feel im close to freezing...about the bears, they are all over, some people(adventurous ones) gets to find where they hibernate. Snow mobiling is so much fun too.

    a slope goin towards lake side
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    searching where bears hibernate!

    by fmgl Written Aug 16, 2004

    it's best to walk around sides of the lake and watch "otter" like creatures,but it gets awfully cold. I love to go to quaint coffee shops when i feel im close to freezing...about the bears, they are all over, some people(adventurous ones) gets to find where they hibernate. Snow mobiling is so much fun too.

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    Tallac Historic Site

    by gordonye Written Jan 6, 2004

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    A compound of historic mansions converted to lodging and conference center, it contains lake front beaches and grassy grounds amidst tall pines. Great for picnicking and lounging by the beach. There is also a swimming area. The place is off Hwy 89 about 5 miles west of junction with US 50.

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    Take a Little Drive

    by cwest03 Written Nov 4, 2003

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    If you get the urge to escape the crowds of South Lake Tahoe and see a bit of the surrounding areas you have lots of options especially if you have a car. One of my favorite things to do when in Tahoe is to take a drive around the lake. It's a beautiful drive and there are plenty of places to stop along the way. You'll pass through beautiful forests, drive along the lake, pass the historic Ponderosa Ranch and drive through North Shore and State Line which was the playground to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys among others. Along the way there are plenty of places to stop to put your feet in the lake, get a bite to eat or try your luck at some slots, roulette or craps.

    If you want to wonder from the lake you're just about 30 minutes from the State Capital of Carson City and about an hour from Las Vegas' little brother, Reno.

    There are also a ton of little lakes, picnic areas, and hiking trails to be found in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe. I don't see how anyone can get bored in this place.

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