Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

“To breathe the same air as angels, you must go to Tahoe.” Mark Twain, 1870s.

With clear waters and the largest alpine lake in the United States, Lake Tahoe welcomes tourists annually from all over the world. Located only four hours from San Francisco, the lake offers fabulous winter skiing and during the rest of the year a variety of water sports as well as outstanding hiking and biking adventures on numerous, well-maintained trails.

Here’s a wonderful, 7-minute Expedia video that gives lots of information about Lake Tahoe. Here’s a 2-minute video featuring the top 15 things to do in Lake Tahoe.

FunFacts about Lake Tahoe: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Lying at 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it straddles the state line between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, and at 122,160,280 acre⋅ft (150.7 km3) trails only the five Great Lakes as the largest by volume in the United States. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake in Oregon (1,949 ft or 594 m). (Source)
  • Lake Tahoe was formed about 2 million years ago.
  • The lake is often referred to simply as Tahoe.
  • Over 75% of the surrounding land is national forest land.
  • Lake Tahoe is a huge tourist attraction for both winter and summer recreational sports.
  • Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts are an important part of its local economy.
  • The lake is so large that its surface is noticeably convex in relation to the earth.
  • Two-thirds of the shoreline is in California.
  • South Lake Tahoe’ is the lake’s largest city with over 20,000 residents.
  • Lake Tahoe is fed by 63 tributaries.
  • The Lake Tahoe area was originally inhabited by the Washoe Native American tribe.

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32 thoughts on “Lake Tahoe

  1. Lake Tahoe is still on my to-do list of places to visit. It looks like such a beautiful and relaxing location!

  2. So beautiful. Would love to visit and explore and of nature’s beauty. Loved the video and amazing pictures.

  3. Such a lovely place. You can just see how clear and fresh the air is. Unfortunately, I have not actually been there, but it would certainly be a wonderful place to visit.

    Fort Myers, Florida

  4. Such wonderful sights. I’d love to see in the Viking house. Have you been Caris since you lived in California?? Amazing photos can’t pick just one to like the most. I’d say people who live there are pretty lucky.

    • Hi, Marie,
      Would you believe I never made it to Lake Tahoe? My husband’s cousin had a cabin there and everything! However, I am hoping we’ll be able to pay this marvelous part of the country a visit in the next few years, fingers crossed! Arizona isn’t that far away, lol!

      Caris,
      Buckeye, Arizona USA

  5. One of my favorite places. This was common visiting place for us when I was a kid. I grew up a couple of hours away from it in the nevada side.

  6. So enjoyed the videos. Isn’t it amazing how we always wish to go to other countries when we have such beautiful places right at home. Never have been to Tahoe but would love to go there. Awesome scenery in all seasons. AZ

  7. One of my favorite places. My parents told me of their trips there when I was growing up so this was one of the first places I went to explore on my own.

  8. I’ve only seen lake Tahoe from the air. And that’s when the plane I was on was dumping jet fuel into the lake so we could make an emergency landing at the airport. Someday I would like to go see it in person it’s beautiful from the ground!!

    • Sandra,
      Okay…not the best memory to have of Lake Tahoe, lol! Time to make a new one and get back to the other side of the country for a second visit. I hope it’s something you can do. Me, too, for that matter!

      Hugs,
      Caris
      Buckeye, Arizona USA

  9. I’ve never been but my best friends husband did a 100 mile run around the lake. The photos he has are stunning. If is a long distance runner and does 100 milers all the time but man were his feet a mess. Thank you for the beautiful photos.

  10. I’ve never been there by my sister has and she says it is very beautiful. I would love to go there and make it a family trip. Make it a season when there is snow but it is warming up and not the dead of winter.

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  12. I was here once when I was 10..my dad RV’ed us from California..they hit the casinos tho..lol..most of what I saw was at night!

  13. the lake is gorgeous. Also the old TV SHOW BONANZA was filmed on its shores. I was surprised at how tiny the actual house set was.

  14. I’ve never even been close to Tahoe. I could sit in anyone of those spots for the rest of my life and be happy.

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